Discovering the Olympiapark in Munich
The Olympiapark is the wonderful Olympic Park in Munich built for the 1972 Olympics and transformed into a parkland once they ended. Even after 50 years, the architectural solutions of the structures continue to be admired for their modernism.
All facilities remain fully functional and continue to host major sporting and musical events.
One of Munich’s and the park’s main attractions is the Olympic tower, the Olympiaturm, whose 291 metres of height make it one of the tallest towers in Germany. At the top was a small and iconic Rock Music Museum, which closed in 2021 and can now only be visited virtually through the app. A few metres below, at 181 metres, you can go to a revolving restaurant, Restaurant181, from which you can enjoy a 360 degree panorama of the city. On beautiful days, when the sky is clearer, you can even see the Alps.
The activities offered by the park are many and varied. Tours are available every day to learn more about the location. Those who are more adventurous will also be able to go roof climbing on the Olympia Stadium, and enjoy a wonderful view of Munich. Those who prefer to relax can simply sunbathe on the lawns or take a pedal boat ride on the lake.
All sports facilities are open to the public: the swimming pools, trampolines, sauna, rowing facility and the ice skating rink are available all year round.
Sea Life is also located inside the park, the large marine aquarium which aims to preserve and protect all sea creatures, and it also hosts injured animals needing care.
For automobile lovers, the historic headquarters of BMW, with its characteristic shape of an engine, is located just outside the confines of the Olympiapark. Inside there is a museum recounting the history of the Bavarian car manufacturer.
Getting to the park by metro is very simple: just take the U3 line from the historic city centre and get off at the Olympiazentrum stop, then continue on foot for a few minutes. Entrance is free, tickets are only required for organised activities.