During the 1972 Olympic Games, the Olympic Stadium in Munich was one of the most modern stadiums in the world. Especially the architecture was convincing: The roof consists of a very light-looking tent roof construction with masts up to 80 meters high. It is a multi-purpose stadium, which was used especially for football and athletics. FC Bayern Munich played here for over 30 years and TSV 1960 Munich played in the Bundesliga for many years.
The Olympic Stadium
Originally, the stadium had 83,000 seats. Later, the number of spectators was reduced to about 70,000 for safety reasons. Both football clubs moved to the new Allianz Arena in 2005. Today the stadium is unfortunately rarely used, for example for other sporting events and concerts. Munich now has two large stadiums. Almost every other city in Germany would be happy to have one of the two stadiums.
The most important tournaments and games in the Olympic Stadium Munich were, besides the 1972 Olympics, the 1974 World Cup (the legendary final between Germany and the Netherlands, result 2:1, took place here) and the 1988 European Football Championship (also final between the Netherlands and the USSR 2:1). Other highlights in the stadium’s history are the European Athletics Championships 2002 and the Pope’s mass in 1987. According to many statistics, the Olympic Stadium in Munich is still the largest stadium in Germany after the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.
Entrance fees: Admission to the stadium is possible on any day of the week when there is no event. Costs: 3,50 € for adults. The entrance fee for children under 16 is 2.50 €, families pay a maximum of 8.50 €. Children under 6 years are free. For free you rarely get to the Olympiastadion in Munich. However, it is possible at some events such as the annual Munich Marathon. All admission prices refer to the year 2020, the prices have not been increased for many years.
With the City-Tour-Card tourists get in Munich a reduced entrance fee to many sights.
Opening hours Olympic Stadium: In summer about 9 to 20 clock, in winter much shorter – about 11 to 16 clock.
Arrival with the underground line 3 stop Olympiazentrum or line 1 stop: Olympiaeinkaufszentrum (OEZ). Many parking spaces are available around the Olympic Stadium.
Our tip: Sightseeing tour through Munich
|A great possibility to see a lot of Munich in 1-2 days are the so called Hop On / Hop off buses. These are red double-decker buses in British style, which drive on 3 different routes through Munich. You can get off at many stops and continue with a later bus. Tickets for the hop on / hop off buses are much cheaper on the Internet at Getyourguide than on site. Further information: Click here|
In addition to the Olympic Stadium in Munich, there are two other Olympic stadiums in Germany: the Olympiastadion Berlin (Summer Games, admission fees Olympiastadion Berlin) and the Olympiastadion Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Winter Games). In total, Germany has hosted two Summer Olympic Games and only one Winter Olympic Games.