After hosting the Games in 1972, Munich’s Olympic Park is still in use today and open to the public.
During the Summer months there are lots of activities and areas open in and around the park for the public to enjoy, but as it was a cold, foggy day in February when I visited, only the swimming pool and the Olympiaturm were open.
As I didn’t have my swimming costume with me, I chose to ascend the tower instead. The Olympiaturm may be rather ugly on the eye from ground level, but the views from the top of it are far from so:
Back at ground level, considering it was built initially to host the Olympic games, the stadium itself certainly doesn’t look nor feel olympic in size:
As there was little else for me to see and do at the park after that, I decided to take a peek inside the neighbouring BMW Welt. Free to the public year round, this is basically a huge showroom for BMW.
Admittedly not the greatest car enthusiast, I didn’t stay very long and I was just about to leave when I caught sight of these distinctive young men drooling over the latest model.
The Park and the BMW Welt are very easy to get to by public transport, about 20 minutes from the centre of Munich. More details on the activities and events held at the Olympic Park can be found at the official website here
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