Olympiapark & Olympiastadion, Munich

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    Olympic Park viewed from Olympic Hill.
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  • Visit the site of the 1972 Olympics

    by meadwaytourer Updated Jul 14, 2007

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    The official 1972 Munich Olympics poster

    Munich was the host of the 1972 Summer Olympic games. It is easy to imagine how symbolic this must have been for the German people coming just 27 years after the end of WWII - and notwithstanding the fact that the country was still divided into two states (East and West).

    And if you need any evidence of how keen the German people were to get this right and just how successful they were, take a visit to the legacy bequaethed to the city - the magnificent Olympiapark Munchen.

    Even 35 years after the games, the park is still a thriving centre for sports, music and culture. Up until recently FC Bayern and TSV 1860 München both played all their home matches at the Olympiastadion and the venue regularly hosts events such as the European Athletics Championships. There is also a beautiful Olympic-sized indoor swimming pool (Schwimmhalle) and ice rink (Eissportzentrum) in which the public can swim or skate. As well as this, the Olympiahalle alongside the stadium also hosts many concerts.

    But for me, the most impressive feature of Olympiapark is the architecture. I was particularly impressed by the clever design of the buildings roofs - the skyline of the entire complex is arranged to look like the silhouette of the Bavarian Alps (which are clearly visible on the horizon if the weather is clear).

    And the crowning glory is the rocket ship-like 291m tall Olypiaturm (Olympic tower). The tower is accessible to the public and has an observation deck and resturant at 191m. The views are absolutely jaw-dropping - especially if it is one of those days when the Alps are visible.

    I would also recommend a quick peak in the Olympistadion itself. To stand in the stadium is impressive enough but fans of the England football team may appreciate it even more because this was the very same venue where, in 2001, our national team historically triumphed over Germany by 5:1 !!

    Entry to the Olympiapark is free. It costs 4 € to visit the top of the tower (open 9:00 till midnight 7 days a week) and entrance to the Olypiastadion is 2 €

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    Olympiapark

    by diageva Written Mar 1, 2004

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    For me ... Olympiapark is a place you must go only if you have time ... if you go .... you can get up the the 300mts hight tower. From there you will have a wonderful view ... but I prefer the one of the towers in Marianplazt. Incredible glass roof of the Olympic center.

    When I went the lakes where freeze ... There was a ice mountain for throught you from there in what ever you want ... Many events are taking place here. That day there was a dog competition :)))

    A wonderful place to walk, near the BWM tower.

    I had read that the mountains of the Olympiapark are made of rubbish from the War ...

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    OLYMPIAPARK

    by Hosell Updated Apr 4, 2005

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    First I have to tell you that I saw all this huge area from my bus.As you know we had a limited time in the city,so we saw through our bus all this Olympiapark.So if you comes to the city with plenty time,then a good idea is see all this nice place walking.

    In Munich were held the summer Olympic Games in 1.972.
    The Olympic stadium looks impressive with the Glass Roof or Glass tent,our guide told us that on that time the construction of the Stadium it was very expensive for the materials on this special roof.

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    Olympia Tower

    by dietzdrummer Written May 12, 2004

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    Olympia Tower

    A beautiful panoramic view of Munich and the surrounding area. On a clear day the Alps are visible in the distance. Nice view of the BMW facility and the Olypia Stadium. 3,00E to ascend the tower, your Welcom Card gets you a .50E reduction. WOW ! The lift operates from 9am-11:30pm

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    OLYMPIATURM

    by Hosell Written Apr 4, 2005

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    This impressive TV. Tower was built also for the Olympic Games on 1.972.
    Right now it is the highest TV tower in Germany,it is 290 mt. talls.
    On top of the tower there is also a panoramic restaurant with some awesome views of the city.
    The tower is open daily from 9.00 a.m till 11,30 p.m

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    Olympiapark

    by Rawabi Written Sep 12, 2003

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    Ferris wheel

    This beautiful park was built in 1972 for the olympic games that were held in Munich..
    It's a place where you can relax, have fun, go ice skating and generally enjoy yourself..
    in August a carnival is held in which games are set and small shopping booths are lined.. beautiful place to be after the dark.. :)

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    Olympia Park

    by blumia Written Feb 15, 2009

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    Munich has hosted the Munich Summer Olympics in 1972 and was one of the host cities for the World Cup 2006 which was not held in Munich´s Olympic Stadium but in the new soccer stadium the Allianz Arena.
    The Olympiapark is a nice place to relax and to do many different things.
    You can go on the top of the Olympiatower 290m. ( daily from 9.00 - 23.00 )
    The absolutly hit is the tour on the roof of the big tent , best time is the evening. A tour needs 2 hours and is only for people they are free from giddiness.

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    Olympia Park & Olympiastadion

    by VDElvis Written Oct 16, 2008

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    Seeing the Olympic Park and Olympic Stadium is a nice way to spend an afternoon. The venues for Track and Field and Swimming from the 1972 Olympics are open to the public for tours (guided tours are available) for a small price, and if you don't want to go in there, there is still a very nice park to walk around and check out.

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    Olympiapark

    by Sjalen Updated Nov 12, 2004

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    I am certainly not a royalist, but I admit it was fun to try to imagine where my Swedish king met his German queen during the olympics :))) The park is huge and in better weather than we had, probably quite nice to stroll around. Summertime there are loads of concerts too. Have a look at the Tollwood programme at the website below.

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    OLYMPIC STADIUM

    by kmohandas Updated Mar 22, 2008

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    OLYMPIC STADIUM, MUNICH
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    The olympic stadium is built with large sweeping canopies of acrylic glass stabilised by steel cables, the first in the world to be built in this fashion. It is one of the wonders of modern architecture and engineering ingenuity. The 1972 summer olympics was conducted here. In 1974, world cup soccer was also conucted here.
    Several hundred events are held at various sites within the Olympic Park Complex very frequently. There is a major football match almost every week in the Olympic stadium. The Olympic hall is used throughout the year for concerts, sports events, exhibitions, trade fairs etc. The Olympic stadium has the capacity to accomodate 75,000 people and the Olympic hall 14,000 people.
    A must see place for lovers of sports, architects and structual engineers.

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    Strange art exhibition;

    by d_d Written Jul 27, 2003

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    exhibitions

    Olympiapark (tel. 089/30-67-24-14; U-bahn: Olympiazentrum), site of the 1972 Olympic Games, occupies 300 hectares (740 acres) at the city's northern edge. More than 15,000 workers from 18 countries transformed the site into a park of nearly 5,000 trees, 43km (27 miles) of roads, 32 bridges, and a lake. Olympiapark is a city in itself: It has its own railway station, U-bahn line, mayor, post office, churches, and elementary school. The planners even broke the city skyline by adding a 293m (960-ft.) television tower in the center of the park.
    There are also many exhibitions: when I was in Munich everyone talked about the Korpenwelten one... you can understand from the pic that it was a strange exhibition between art and science....

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    The Olympiapark in Munich

    by S.VTM Written Jun 7, 2012

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    The Olympiapark in Munich, Germany, is an Olympic Park which was constructed for the 1972 Summer Olympics.
    The general area comprises four separate sub-areas:

    Olympic Area: Includes the Olympic sports facilities such as the Olympic Stadium and the Olympic Hall with Olympic Tower.

    Olympic Village, comprising two villages, one male and one female.

    Olympic Media City ("Pressestadt"), The home of the Olympic Shopping Center.

    Olympic Park: Adjoining the Olympic Area to the south, this park includes the Olympic Mountain and Olympic Lake.

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    Der Olympiapark

    by fishandchips Written Feb 1, 2006

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    The sports complex was created specially for the 1972 Summer Olympics. The stadium (with interesting canopy roof ) and the 290m broadcasting tower are now established city landmarks. The Olympic complex is still a venue for sporting events plus concerts, events and festivals.

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    Great Views - Beautiful Park

    by Pattison78 Written Jun 2, 2007

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    The Olympic Park is a great place to walk around and it is really easy to get to using the subway.
    Definitely check out the tower as it provides excellent views of the city and surrounding area. You can also visit the memorial for the Israeli atheletes that were killed.
    This is a great place to go just to relax and enjoy the fact that you are in Munich. Grab some food at the restaurant in the park and sit out on the porch and just watch the world go by.

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    Olympic Park

    by globetrotter06 Updated Mar 16, 2006

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    I often went by bicycle through Munich and ended up in the Olympic Parc. The area consist of the Olympic buildings used at the summer olympics in 1972, the TV Tower and a big green area with hills and a lake. It has many roads. Good for bicycling, walking etc. On the top of the hill you get a great view of the Munich as well. ... yes... I liked Munich... and still miss it sometimes...

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