As the name suggests, the complex was built to host the 1972 Summer Olympics. Due to its height of 300 meters, the impressive Olympic Tower visibly stands out from the surrounding sports and event facilities, which were set up for the 20th Summer Olympics in 1972. However, almost 45 years later, the complex still retains its original appeal.
When touring through Europe, giving a concert at Munich’s Olympic Stadium is simply a must-do for every major superstar - thus, the Rolling Stones have already played six shows at the stadium, while Michael Jackson came to Munich for as much as four concerts. Pope John Paul II. and Helene Fischer have also made an appearance at the Olympic Stadium before. The park frequently hosts a myriad of shows, with rock music festivals such as “Rock am Park” (twice at Munich’s Olympic Stadium) and “Rockavaria” (for the third time in 2017) as well as sports events like the “Air & Style” snowboard festival, climbing world cups and the “TV Total High Diving Competition”. Even Germany’s famous “Wetten, dass…?” program hosted several shows at the Olympic Park.
Amid the spacious arenas, the Coubertin Square has transformed into one of the most popular venues inside the park, allowing for a special atmosphere to unfold during events such as the “Munich Midsummer Night’s Dream” with its splendid fireworks or smaller open-air concerts. Even when the weather is bad, the Sea Life aquarium is the perfect way to escape the rain and plunge head first into a spectacular underwater adventure.