15 ways to be entertained at Munich’s Olympic Park
With 15 ways to enjoy Munich’s Olympic Park, it should be on top of your agenda when staying nearby with Park Inn by Radisson Hotels. Here’s why:
Munich’s Olympic Park was built for the 1972 Olympic Games. Once it had successfully served its purpose, it still remained a huge a city icon and is now the sporting hub for Bavaria and a fantastic entertainment complex. The leisure facility includes a landscaped park, lakes paths and trails, entertainment and sporting facilities making it fun for all ages. Check out these top 15 activities from Flying Foxes to the SeaLife Centre:
1. Roof Climb
A guided tour of Olympic Stadium is not the usual walk around with a guide. Here is comes in many forms. Make sure you have a head for heights when you join the roof climb for amazing views of the Munich skyline as well as the park.
2. Flying Fox
For another aerial view and to test your nerves, take the flying fox and travel 200 metres along a zip line at 35 metres above ground level.
3. Roof and fox combined
For the ultimate experience, combine both experiences. You can even add abseiling into the equation as you descent into the heart of the stadium.
4. Stadium Tour
For those who prefer to stay on terra firma, the Stadium Tour is a necessity for all sporting fans. Visit the VIP areas, Olympic Lobby and the former booths of FC Bayern Munich.
5. Tour de Park
If you don’t feel like walking, hop on the park’s very own train and enjoy a guided ride around the facilities as you sit back and relax. This is particularly exciting for the kids.
6. Walk of Stars
Look for your favourite sporting personalities, entertainers and musicians as you stroll the permanent Munich Olympic Walk of Stars alongside Olympic Lake.
© SeaLife Munich Aquarium
Slightly unexpected, there is even an aquarium in the park. Munich SeaLife Centre leads you into an underwater world with over 4000 weird and wonderful sea creatures. This is another favourite for the kids.
8. Olympic Tower
Once again, head for the skies for incredible panoramic views 190 metres up in the air. From here you can enjoy the city skyline and beyond with fantastic vistas of the alps.
9. Rock Museum
Once you are finished with the views in the tower, make sure you check out the world’s highest rock museum. Get nostalgic browsing items from ZZ Top, Freddy Mercury, the Rolling Stones and other music legends.
Of course when visiting a sporting venue, it would be weird not to take part in any activities. Why not visit the ice rink or put on some in-line skates as you whizz around the outdoor paths and trails.
If you have any young and ambitious footballers in your family, SoccArena is the place for you. If you’re travelling in a large group, gather everyone together for a five-a-side match or two.
The summer season is always a popular time to take to the court and with 14 clay courts on offer it’s hard to resist a good tennis challenge.
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Wile away your afternoon on Olympic Lake by hiring a pedal boat or row boat and simply sit back and enjoy the lakeside views.
14. Picnic in the Park
If you are tired after hours of activities, why not simply find a nice spot and sit down to a family picnic in the park as you marvel at your surroundings.
15. Atmospheric Concerts
Don’t forget to plan ahead if you are visiting Munich. An Olympic Stadium is of course the perfect place to host some of the world’s music greats as they perform in front of huge crowds. Make sure you are in the audience when names such as Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Rihanna, The Cure and more take to the stage to wow Munich audiences.
Surprised? Who knew there was so much to do once the Olympics leave town. Next time you are planning a trip to Munich make sure Olympic Park is on top of your agenda for an unforgettable sporty, or otherwise, day out.