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Olympic Tower (Olympiaturm)

A rock museum, a Michelin-acclaimed restaurant and some of Munich’s best photo opportunities all converge at this vantage point high above the city.

Opened to the public in 1968, the Olympiaturm stands high above the city of Munich – more than 955 feet (291.1 meters) if you include the antenna. Along with being an observation point, the Olympic Tower is also used as a communications broadcast tower. The tower was incorporated into the outlay of Olympic Park for the Olympic Games that were held in Munich in 1972.

After purchasing tickets, take the elevator that reaches the observation deck in a speedy 30 seconds. Take in the view of Munich all around, a view that extends on a clear day out to the Salzkammergut and the Allgäu Alps. Get your bearings using the silhouette map of the city, which is mounted around the observation deck. For more adventurous visitors, there is an outdoor viewing area, but this space can become extremely windy at times.

Another attraction at the Olympic Tower is the Rock Museum, touted to be the highest of its kind in the world. This museum holds memorabilia from bands such as The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and Queen. Several concerts are held throughout the year in this space.

Try the revolving Restaurant 181 for a special dining experience in Munich. Chef Otto Koch’s Michelin-awarded restaurant boasts a menu of the highest standard. Enjoy your meal while the restaurant makes a revolution every 53 minutes. Make reservations early to ensure a table. Arrive before sunset to watch the sun setting and night descending over the city.

Gifts are available from the small souvenir store at the entrance to the tower. Olympic Tower is open every day from morning until late. Parking is available for a fee at Olympic Park, and from there it is a short walk to the tower.


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MEININGER Hotel München Olympiapark CA $67
MEININGER Hotel München Olympiapark

MEININGER Hotel München Olympiapark

Landshuter Allee 174, Munich, Bavaria
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Gern, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Olympic Park, Olympic Stadium and BMW World. Theresienwiese and Marienplatz are also within 3 miles (5 km). Gern U-Bahn is 12 minutes by foot and Westfriedhof U-Bahn is 16 minutes.

    H2 Hotel München Olympiapark CA $77
    H2 Hotel München Olympiapark

    H2 Hotel München Olympiapark

    Moosacher Str. 82, Munich, BY
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Milbertshofen - Am Hart, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Olympic Park and BMW World. Nymphenburg Palace and Residenz are also within 6 mi (10 km). Oberwiesenfeld U-Bahn is only a 4-minute walk and Olympiazentrum U-Bahn is 17 minutes.

      Leonardo Royal Hotel Munich CA $100
      Leonardo Royal Hotel Munich

      Leonardo Royal Hotel Munich

      Moosacher Strasse 90, Munich, BY
         
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Milbertshofen - Am Hart, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Olympia Shopping Mall, Olympic Park and BMW World. Olympic Stadium and Olympiahalle are also within 2 miles (3 km). Oberwiesenfeld U-Bahn is 6 minutes by foot and Olympia-Einkaufszentrum U-Bahn is 17 minutes.

        Arthotel ANA im Olympiapark CA $80
        Arthotel ANA im Olympiapark

        Arthotel ANA im Olympiapark

        Helene-Mayer-Ring 12, Munich, BY
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Milbertshofen - Am Hart, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of BMW World and Olympiahalle. Olympic Park and Olympic Stadium are also within 1 mile (2 km). Olympiazentrum U-Bahn is 7 minutes by foot and Oberwiesenfeld U-Bahn is 9 minutes.

          centerroom Muenchen City CA $95
          centerroom Muenchen City

          centerroom Muenchen City

          Zwillingstraße 1, Munich, Bayern
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Milbertshofen - Am Hart, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of BMW World, Olympic Park and Olympic Stadium. Olympia Shopping Mall and English Garden are also within 3 mi (5 km). Milbertshofen U-Bahn is only a 5-minute walk and Petuelring U-Bahn is 10 minutes.

            Apartment in Schwabing, Directly at the Olympia Park, Very Quiet Location and Close to met
            Apartment in Schwabing, Directly at the Olympia Park, Very Quiet Location and Close to met

            Apartment in Schwabing, Directly at the Olympia Park, Very Quiet Location and Close to met

            Lerchenauerstr. 25, Schwabing, Munich, Bavaria
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Milbertshofen - Am Hart, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Sea Life Aquarium, BMW World and Olympic Park. Olympic Stadium and Olympiahalle are also within 1 mile (2 km). Petuelring U-Bahn is 9 minutes by foot and Olympiazentrum U-Bahn is 13 minutes.

              NH Collection München Bavaria CA $143
              NH Collection München Bavaria

              NH Collection München Bavaria

              Arnulfstrasse 2, Munich, BY
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Munich City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Karlsplatz - Stachus and Technical University of Munich. Marienplatz and Theresienwiese are also within 1 mile (2 km). Central U-Bahn and Munich Central Station are within a 5-minute walk.

                Andaz Munich Schwabinger Tor - a concept by Hyatt CA $330
                Andaz Munich Schwabinger Tor - a concept by Hyatt

                Andaz Munich Schwabinger Tor - a concept by Hyatt

                Leopoldstrasse 170, Munich
                   
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Schwabing, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Leopold Street, English Garden, and BMW World. Olympic Park and Olympic Stadium are also within 3 miles (5 km). Dietlindenstrasse U-Bahn is 10 minutes by foot and Bonner Platz U-Bahn is 13 minutes.