Whenever I travel I enjoy going to viewpoints to see the city from a different vantage point. Munich’s oldest parish is also home to one of the best lookout points in the city and it’s a favorite place of mine to take photos. Towering 56 meters/184 feet above the city center is the beloved Alter Peter viewing deck.
Venturing up to the top of the tower is no easy feat. There are just over 300 steps, although the magnificent 360˚ views are certainly worth the climb. On a clear day, or when the Föhn phenomenon happens, you can clearly see the Alps as far as 100 km/60 miles away. This also happens to be a perfect place to watch the sun set – just make sure you get there early enough to spot the various sites around the city before darkness falls.
Try to time your climb in accordance to the church bells, because being up so high can be rather startling if/when then bells chime from within the tower – or if you’re a thrill seeker perhaps you’ll enjoy the rattling. There is a bench at the halfway point should you need to take a breather. Also take note that there is no restroom available.
The tower is open until 18:30 and closes 30 minutes after the last entry. It also has temporary closures depending on the weather.