Olympic Stadium

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Olympic Stadium

Designed by Werner March, the Olympiastadion is a testimony to the ideals of fascist architecture. At the end of a straight stretch of road running directly from Brandenburger Tor through Tuergarten and on, this is a graceful oval structure in pale stone, rich with classical motifs and combining simplicity of line with regular proportions. Although intended to be the central stage for Aryan prowess in the 1936 Olympics, this stadium was instead, famously, the site for black athlete Jesse Owens’ four-gold-medal triumph. It has since survived World War II bombs and threats of demolition to get a complete refurbishment for the 2006 World Cup, including a floating roof that leaves the central area open to the elements. Come to see Berlin’s beloved underdog football team Hertha BSC, the German Cup Final or the occasional pop star.

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Venue name: Olympic Stadium
Contact:
Address: Olympischer Platz 3
Charlottenburg
Berlin

Opening hours: Open 9am-7pm (on event-free days).
Transport: U2 Olympia-Stadion.
Price: Admission varies
Static map showing venue location

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We went to the Olympic Stadium to see the 'Pyronale fireworks championships but before the amazing fireworks display began I was already wowed by the Olympic Stadium itself.
It's easy to get to as it has its own underground station and as you approach the Stadium with its large Olympic Rings prominently displayed on its gate it is quite an impressive site. It's fairly old fashioned in architectural design but that just makes it even lovelier.
Wondering round the stadium is well worth an hour of your time. It's part of our recent history after all and it's completely free to walk around the area.
There is also an outdoor swimming pool at the stadium and watching the swimmers was an enjoyable 10 minutes too.
If you've got enough time to check out this site I'd highly recommend it.


Huge, quite grey and it made me feel uncomfortable but a big monumental part of history. It worth the price. Better visit it during a sunny day!


English speakers note, there is only one English speaking tour per week!

That is at 1230pm on Saturdays  ...only. 

7e entry fee is good value (even more so with a tour)

Also the phone number above says press Nine for an English voice

and it carries on in German afterwards anyway. I told them.

On the athletics field behind the stadium there was a cricket match being played 

(all in their whites) on the day I went.