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Munich Monument: Olympic Tower

 


Munich Monuments: Olympic Tower

 
If you are not afraid of heights and want to see Munich from the highest point of view, it is best to visit the Olympic Tower which is located in the Olympic Park in the north of Munich.

At a speed of 7 m/s, an escalator brings you to the view platform of the Olympic Tower which is at a height of 190 m. When the weather is clear, you have a great view of Munich and its surroundings and sometimes you can see up to the Alps.

The Olympic Tower was built in 1968 with a height of 289.53 meters. Therefore, it is almost 3 times as high as the "Wahrzeichen" of Munich, the Frauenkirche. In 2005, it received a new antenna and now, its height is even 291.28 meters. It provides TV and radio to about 6,000,000 users in Munich and in the south of Bavaria.


If you are hungry or just want to relax and enjoy the view, there is also a restaurant on the Olympic Tower. The great thing about the restaurant is that it revolves very slowly around the tower so that you can enjoy the great view even more.

In 2004, the Olympic Tower was enriched by another attraction, the highest rock museum throughout the world. There, you can view interesting paraphernalia of famous rock stars like the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Frank Zappa etc.

As the Olympic Tower has open from 9 o' clock a.m. to 12 o'clock p.m., it might be worth going there in the evening for dinner and view a sunset and the city at night.
 
Olympic Tower