Olympic Stadium Munich – a classic sight in Munich
Originally constructed for the Olympic Summer Games in 1972, the Olympic Stadium is among the most popular sights in Munich.
The Olympic Stadium was also well known as home to the two Munich soccer teams, FC Bayern Munich and TSV 1860 Munich. These two teams played their most important games here from 1972 to 2005. But FC Bayern and TSV 1860 moved to the Allianz Arena in 2005.
The Olympic Stadium Munich has hosted many international top sporting events, most prominent among them the 1974 World Cup Final. A special date for Germans, as the home country beat Holland to become World Champions.
Its extraordinary roof construction helped the Olympic Stadium in the Olympic Park in Munich find its place in the hearts of the general public. A truly masterful feat of architecture, the 74,800 m² construction made of light-permeable Plexiglas was suspended from 58 steel masts.
This impressive construction is like a canopy over the Olympic Stadium, the Olympic Hall and the Olympic Swimming Centre. The Munich Olympic Stadium was considered an optical and structural sensation when it was erected.
Thanks to its status as a monument and also refurbishment, this exceptional sight can still be marvelled at here in the Olympic Park Munich.
The Olympic Stadium remains in use for major events such as the Kirchentag, concerts or also as a venue for public viewing broadcasts of soccer matches.
The Olympic Tour is open, and tours are on offer, on days without other events, and is highly recommended.