Olympic Park

Sommerpanorama  - Blick vom Olympiaberg, Foto: Olympiapark München

At Olympiaberg in Munich, every skier can find just the right slope. The highest hill in the city offers a variety of options for descending: gently descending slopes for everyone who wants to learn to ski and bobsled, and steep descents for those who like to fly across the snow.

Site of the 1972 Olympics, this landscaped park contains sport facilities, lakes, bicycle paths, concert venues, restaurants and a football stadium, as well as its landmark "tent-style" roofs. Don´t miss the fascinating BMW Museum across the street, right next to the companies headquaters - which was constructed in the shape of a four-cylinder engine.

Architecture & recreation

The Olympic Park in northern Munich is well known beyond the borders of the capital city. The unique tent architecture of the buildings and the Olympic Tower are some of Munich’s well known landmarks. After the Olympic Games in 1972, a 300-hectare-sized park was developed into a recreation center for the entire city. Joggers, cyclists, and walkers take their laps here, and swimmers do lengths in the Olympic swimming facility.

At over 50 meters (150 feet) high, the Olympic Hill towers over the park grounds and is an ideal spot to enjoy a view of the roofs of Munich and to the mountains beyond.

A place for events and festivals

A variety of events are held on the site throughout the year, such as the Sommer-Tollwood Festival and the free open air concerts at the Theatron on Olympic Lake. The Sea-Life Center, an aquarium and zoo with more than 10,000 different aquatic creatures, is very popular with families. The latest magnet for visitors at the Olympic Park is BMW Welt (“BMW World”), which celebrates the legendary auto brand in impressive fashion.

Access: via underground, station "Olympiazentrum" Olympiapark München.

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