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Olympic Park

Formally the site of the world’s best-known sporting event, this park still offers plenty of attractions.

Olympic Park was built for the 20th Summer Olympic Games, which Munich hosted in 1972. The site chosen for the event lies around 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) northwest of Munich’s city center. A massive tensile roof canopy links many areas of the park, including the 69,000-seat Olympic Stadium, the Olympic Hall and the Olympic Swimming Pool. Today, the Park continues to host German and international sporting events. The outdoor Olympic Stadium and the indoor Olympic Hall are also venues for regular international concert acts.

Thrill-seekers can participate in a roof climb around the Olympic Stadium, which provides a breathtaking view of the city. Pay a small fee for access to the swimming center’s five pools, diving boards, sauna and sunbathing lawn. The former Olympic Boxing Hall has been converted into an ice skating area that operates year-round.

In the winter, grab a sled and join the children hurtling down the snowy Olympic Hill. This hill was formed using rubble that was cleared after World War II. During summer, the park holds open-air film screenings and concerts, along with firework displays and other events – check the schedule on the Olympia Park website. The park has a variety of other attractions, including the Sea Life Aquarium, the Olympic Regatta Course and the Olympic Tower, which has a revolving restaurant and an observation deck. Bring a packed lunch and enjoy a full day of activity at the park.

The Munich Olympic Games are chiefly remembered for the tragic acts of terror that were perpetrated there against the Israeli team. Today, a memorial stands at the former Olympic Village for those who wish to pay their respects.

The Olympic Park is free to visit, but admission fees do apply to certain events and activities in the park. The closest U-Bahn (subway) stop is Olympiazentrum, and there are a number of paid parking areas for those who have driven.


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Lodging Near Olympic Park

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$133
Eden Hotel Wolff

Eden Hotel Wolff

Arnulfstr. 4, Munich
4.3
of 5, from 1,977 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Popular with both business and leisure travelers for its convenient location, the rich in tradition Eden Hotel Wolff sits opposite the train station. Guests can also visit Viktualienmarkt outdoor market, Marienplatz, or raise a glass at Hofbräuhaus beer hall; both are a 20-minute walk away in the Old Town.

$102
Leonardo Royal Hotel Munich

Leonardo Royal Hotel Munich

Moosacher Strasse 90, Munich
4.3
of 5, from 676 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Milbertshofen - Am Hart, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Olympic Stadium, Olympia Shopping Mall, and BMW World. Olympic Park is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) away.

$77
Vi Vadi Hotel downtown munich

Vi Vadi Hotel downtown munich

Marsstrasse 6-10, Munich
3.9
of 5, from 1,745 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Maxvorstadt, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Spaten Brewery, Marienplatz, and Church of Our Lady. Old Pinakothek and Pinakothek der Moderne are also within 1 mi (2 km).

LetoMotel München City Nord

LetoMotel München City Nord

Pelkovenstrasse 156, Munich
4.2
of 5, from 167 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Moosach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Olympic Stadium and Olympia Shopping Mall. Olympic Park and BMW World are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Arthotel ANA im Olympiapark

Arthotel ANA im Olympiapark

Helene-Mayer-Ring 12, Munich
4.2
of 5, from 45 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Milbertshofen - Am Hart, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sea Life Aquarium, BMW World, and Olympic Park. Olympia Shopping Mall and New Pinakothek are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$93
Motel One München-Olympia Gate

Motel One München-Olympia Gate

Petra-Kelly-Straße 4, Munich
4.7
of 5, from 48 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Schwabing, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, and New Pinakothek. BMW World and Old Pinakothek are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$87
Leonardo Hotel Munich City Olympiapark

Leonardo Hotel Munich City Olympiapark

Dachauer Str. 199, Munich
4.2
of 5, from 541 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Gern, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Lowenbrau, Olympic Park, and New Pinakothek. Old Pinakothek and Pinakothek der Moderne are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$51
Haus International Hostel

Haus International Hostel

Elisabethstrasse 87, Munich
3.2
of 5, from 438 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in Schwabing, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Lowenbrau, New Pinakothek, and Old Pinakothek. Olympic Park and Pinakothek der Moderne are also within 2 mi (3 km).