Get a whole new perspective on your favourite cities by viewing them from above! Here is my pick of Europe’s best rooftop bars, whatever your interests.
Best for… sporty types: Adlers (Innsbruck, Austria)
Adler is the German word for eagle and this sky-high venue offers a bird’s-eye view of Innsbruck. Sip some fruity schnapps, a local favourite, and take in the local landmarks including the world famous Olympic ski jump that dominates the city. The next day, why not try out one of the many adrenaline-fuelled activities that the mountains have to offer? You could take to the slopes of the Hungerburg for a morning’s skiing, or channel your inner Cool Runnings with a whizz in a bobsleigh.
Find out more: http://www.deradler.com/stadthotel/home.html
Best for… lovebirds: Skyline (Venice, Italy)
The crowning glory of the Hilton Molino Stucky hotel, Skyline allows you to see the Floating City’s network of canals from above. Armed with a glass of the perennial European favourite, Aperol Spritz, watch the sun set over the waterways with your partner at your side. Oh, and if your man needs a little inspiration, this is the perfect place to pop the question after a romantic gondola ride!
Find out more: http://molinostuckyhilton.com/
Best for… celeb spotters: Le 360 (Cannes, France)
Some claim it offers the best view in Cannes and as a result, Le 360 becomes a celebrity mecca every May, during which the who’s who of the film world descend on this seaside city. Don’t leave without sampling the cocktail of the month, some delightfully boozy concoction dreamt up by the head bartender. For further opportunities to mingle with the stars or simply for some much-needed retail therapy, head to La Croisette, a promenade boasting a variety of luxury shops.
Find out more: http://www.radissonblu.com/hotel-cannes/restaurants-and-bars