An architectonic monument: the Olympiapark
The Munich Olympiapark is not only a famous venue for athletic competitions; it is also a historic monument. The park was built for the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972. Ever since the Olympiastadion has enchanted millions of visitors a year with its outstanding architecture, and in particular with the stretched-out, glass tent roof created by the architects Behnisch & Partner and Frei Otto. The site of the Olympiapark also accommodates a TV-tower of 190m height. Its top can be reached very fast by high-speed lift. At the top of the tower, the rotating restaurant „Drehrestaurant 181“ offers culinary delights from star-awarded chef Otto Koch. The ice-skating rink is another architectonic monument. Not only the top ice skaters may skate there, ice skating fans of all levels are welcome. It offers ice skating pleasure almost all year round.
© Olympiapark München GmbH
Next to it there is the Olympiadorf. This Olympic village was also built for the Olympic Games of 1972 to accommodate the athletes for the event. Later the games were overcast by the assault on participants of the Olympic Games. Members of the Israeli team were taken as hostages by a Palestinian terror group, and they were all killed. This sad event will always be a piece of history of the Olympic village. Still the Olympiapark attracts a lot of people in good weather for a wonderful, pastoral day at the mountainside of Olympiaberg and the lake Olympiasee. Every summer, there are a lot of open air events, for instance the Tollwood, or concert night. The Olympiapark perfectly combines history with a large variety of magnificent attractions.