olympiapark.jpgMore than 30 years have passed since the 1972 Olympic Games took place here and visitors from all over the world are still drawn to the Olympic Park in Milbertshofen. The 290-meter high Olympic Tower soars into the sky and a million visitors a year enjoy a breathtaking view of Munich from its viewing platform. The park also contains the Olympic Stadium, Olympic Hall, an ice sports center and a swimming pool. Major concerts, festivals and sports events take place here. The former cycling arena was remodeled and is now called “Event-Arena.” There is space for 3,800 people  on two levels and 9,000 square meters altogether now. Since April, the new Sealife Munich attracts additional visitors. Thus flocks of people not only come to this famous place for major concerts. And that’s exactly what the management wants: Once Munich’s two professional soccer clubs moved to the Allianz Arena, the Olympic Park concept was given new focus points.

The opening of the rock museum on top of the Olympic Tower in December 2004 proves that, as well. Munich people also love the park as a recreational oasis. So kann man vom Olympiaberg, der aus Kriegstrümmern aufgeschüttet wurde, einen atemberaubenden Ausblick auf ganz München genießen. Auf dem Weg nach oben lohnt sich ein Zwischenstopp an der Olympiaalm, einem kleinen Biergarten mit etwa 200 Plätzen.

BMW have their headquarters in a distinctive four-cylinder building opposite the park and next door. The BMW Museum is currently being completely renovated and extended. In the meantime, so that no one will miss out on anything, some of the highlights of the collection can be viewed in a former parking area right next to the Olympic Tower. The new museum is due to open in 2007.

Sightseeing highlights


Olympiapark
Spiridon-Louis-Ring 27, U3 Olympiazentrum, Tel. 3 06 70, Info-Hotline: 01805/30 67 30,
www.olympiapark-muenchen.de

Olympiaturm
291,28 Meter hohes Highlight mit Restaurant & Aussichtsplattform.

Rockmuseum Munich
Münchens höchstes Museum im Olympiaturm, 3 000 Exponate aus der Musikszene.
›› Milbertshofen, Spiridon-Louis-Ring 27, geöffnet/open: 9.00-24.00, www.rockmuseum.de

Tour of the tent roof
Zweistündige, aufregende Führung auf das einzigartige Dach des Olympiastadions, die Tourguides erklären die Architektur und Konstruktion aus nächster Nähe, Ausblick auf die Stadtkulisse und bis zu den bayerischen Voralpen.
›› Täglich 14.30, Treffpunkt: Olympiastadion Kasse Nord, Tel. 30 67 24 14, www.olympiapark-muenchen.de

BMW-Museum
›› Milbertshofen, Am Spiridon-Louis-Ring, Tel. 382-2 33 07, April-Okt. 10.00-22.00, Nov.-März 10.00-20.00, www.bmwmobiletradition.de

Sea Life Munich
›› Willi-Daume-Platz 1 (Olympiapark), Tel. 45 00 00, Täglich 10.00-18.00 Uhr, www.sealife.de