MUNICH — Olympic Area

This area is where the 1972 Olympic Games were held. The Olympic complex is now open as a public facility for special and public events. You can visit the area and just wander around the grounds for free but for some things there is a charge. There are also tours you can take around the complex.

The sights found here are:
Olympiapark
Olympic Stadium
Olympiaturm
BMW Museum

Olympiapark
The park was designed for the 1972 Olympic games and covers a huge area and you can wander around the grounds of the park for free. The park took 6 years to build and after the olympics was home to the local soccer team until 2006. In the park you will find a soccer field, a stadium, a residential complex and an ice rink and indoor pool that are open to the public. Olympiapark is a city in itself with its own railway station, mayor, post office, churches and elementary school. There is also a 293m television tower in the centre of the park. Every year over four million people come to the park to use the facilities or to watch top events and entertainments and people walk or jog there every day.
For more information about the Olympiapark visit the website at:
http://www.olympiapark.de/?L=1

Traveller's Tip

From April to October you can take tours of the park and its attractions as well as ‘behind the scenes’ by foot and in a little train. For information about tours visit the park’s website.
Olympiapark

Olympic Stadium
This stadium can seat 69,300 spectators and it is covered by the largest roof in the world — nearly 67,000 square metres of tinted acrylic glass. The roof also collects rainwater and drains it into the nearby Olympic lake.
For more information about the Olympic Stadium visit the following website:
http://www.olympiapark.de/?L=1

Olympiaturm

Olympiaturm
This tower found in Olympiapark is 190m tall and has an observation platform as well as a small rock and roll museum housing various memorabilia. You can dine in the revolving Tower Restaurant for an extraordinary view over Munich and on a clear day you can see to the Alps. The tower has two visitor lifts with a speed of 7 m/s which have a capacity of about 30 people per car. The travel time is about 30 seconds.
For more information about the Olympiaturm visit the following website:
http://www.olympiapark.de/?L=1

BMW Museum

BMW Museum
The BMW Museum is located next to the Olympic village and it displays more than 90 years of BMW heritage. If you love BMW cars a visit to this museum will be one of the highlights of your visit to Munich. The displays include a large range of BMW Roadsters and the BMW Art Car Collection — called ‘rolling masterpieces’. There are exhibitions of how BMW is researching alternative forms of engine and fuel resources with a focus on hydrogen. The circular building of the BMW Museum is called the ‘Bowl’ and it has a spiral ramp that winds its way up to the top.
For more information about the museum visit the website at:
http://bmw-museum.de/2/webmill.php