Travel and Explore The Olympiapark in Munich, Germany

Let’s go to Munich this time and tour a bit in Olympiapark. The Olympiapark in Munich, Germany is an Olympia Park which was used during the Summer Olympics in 1972. Here are some pictures taken during our visit last September 2009.
The central Stadium, constructed from 1968 to 1972, was designed by the architecture firm of Behnisch and Partners. It is currently home to the highest number of staged national and international competitions in Germany. Originally constructed to hold 80,000 visitors, this number was reduced at the end of the 1990s to 69,000 due to security concerns. Following the close of the Olympic Games, the Stadium became used primarily for soccer matches, and served as the home stadium of the FC Bayern München and TSV 1860 München teams. Since the opening of the Allianz Arena in 2005, the site is used almost exclusively for cultural events.

This is me in Olympiapark Stadium during our visit last September 2009

LOCATION AND STRUCTURE OF OLYMPIAPARK

The use of the term Olympiapark to designate the overall area has prevailed as a semiofficial practice, but no official name for the entire area exists: Rather, the general area comprises four separate sub-areas:

* Olympic Area: Includes the Olympic sports facilities such as the Olympic Stadium and the Olympic Hall with Olympic Tower. Also in this area are the Olympic Swim Hall and Olympic Event Hall.
* Olympic Village, comprising two villages, one male and one female.
* Olympic Media City (“Pressestadt”), today the home of the Olympic Shopping Center. Strictly speaking, this portion belongs to the area of district of “Moosach.”
* Olympic Park: Adjoining the Olympic Area to the south, this park includes the Olympic Mountain and Olympic Lake.

The park is located in the modern skyline near BMW and the “Uptown” skyscraper of O2. The borders of the area are the Lerchenauer Straße to the east, the Moosacher Straße to the north and the Landshuter Allee up to the bank of the Willi-Gebhard to the west. The southern boundary of the Area first proceeds down the Ackermannstraße and subsequently around the Kleingarten grounds to the Winzererstraße. Finally the Winzererstraße up to the Lerchenauer Straße closes off the last portion of the eastern border. The Georg-Brauchle-Ring serves as the dividing line of the area into two halves: Olympic Village and Olympic Media City to the north and Olympic Area and Olympic Park to the south. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympiapark,_Munich

 
 

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