I spent the afternoon walking through Munich’s Olympia Park. This multi-use space was originally built for the 1972 Summer Olympics. The park is an easy train ride from the city center and is situated right next to the BMW Welt. Cars have never really done it for me, but if that’s you’re kinda thing, plan some extra time to visit Germany’s most beloved car museum.
While the park is made up of multiple structures, most famous are the Olympiaturm and the Olympic Hall & Aquatic Center. The Olympiaturm rises 290m above ground and houses a rotating restaurant. Drinks with a view, anyone?!
My favorite spot in the park is hands down the Olympic Mountain – a hill that rises about 56m high. It was made from comprising rubble from WW2. Fascinating! Once you make it to the top, you’ll have amazing views of the park and the old city. On a clear day, you can see the Bavarian Alps… of course, it was quite grey and cloudy when I visited.
Walk of Stars
One other interesting spot at the Olympia Park is the “Walk of Stars”. About 30 celebrities have left their hand prints in the cement. Musician like James Blunt, KISS, and German legends, Ramstein are just a few.
Touring Olympia Park
Today, the park is open year round and free of charge to walk the grounds. There are many paved roads and sidewalks, perfect for riding bike or walking your dog.
If you are interested in touring the buildings or heading to the top of the Olympiaturm, there are small fees involved. The park is also home to many events; concerts, exhibitions, and even football matches.
Have you been to the top of the Olympiaturm?