Munich Olympic Park is the legacy of the Olympic Games in 1972 and what the athletes left behind, is now a beautiful network of walkways surrounding a central lake. The people of Munich come here to cycle, picnic and just walk around. At the centre of the buildings from the games is the huge Olympic Tower which is visible wherever you are in Munich. You can take a trip up the lift in the tower for a distant view of Munich’s skyline.
The highlight for us though, was the Olympic Stadium with its incredible undulating glass roof. The design is every bit as contemporary today as it was when it was built. For an extra thrill, pay for one of the guided walks along the roof top! Sadly, the stadium is no longer used regularly with the two Munich teams now playing at the Allianz Arena, but it is still a home for concerts and other sports.
Apart from the stadium and the tower, the other two main buildings in the park are the swimming complex and the sports hall complex. Both these buildings have similar distinctive roof lines. The Olympic swimming pool is open to the public for swimming and there is an observation area too. The sports hall is now used for conferences and concerts and is usually closed to public access. Also in the Olympic Park, don’t miss the ‘walk of fame’ by the lake with the hand prints of the some of the world’s best known performers.
The stadium is open for sightseeing daily from 8.30am until 6pm (or later) in the summer and from 9am until 4.30pm in the winter. Admission is 3.50 Euros for adults and you get a leaflet to guide you. The Roof Climb is a full guided tour lasting 2 hours and it costs 43 Euros per adult (2016 prices). This price rises if you include abseiling from the roof top or the ‘flying fox’ slide. The Olympic Tower costs 7 Euros for adults (2016 prices).
LOCATION & CONTACT
U-Bahn line U3 takes you to the Olympic park.
Address: Olympiapark München GmbH, Spiridon-Louis-Ring 21, D-80809, München
Tel: +49 (0) 89 30 67-0
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