The Olympic Stadium
The Olympic Stadium Berlin Reviews
World Cup Stadium Jun 23, 2011
The Olympiastadion in Berlin was used during the 2006 FIFA World Cup, and is one of the most "MUST SEE" attraction in Germany.
They have so many options for you to explore the stadium, You can either take the "Individual viewing" option ,"Daily Guided Tour" or the "Customised Guided Tour"
You'll be provided with an audio guide (which lasts for an approx 60 min)
The Price for the Individual Viewing (which i took) is about 4,00 € for an adult, while the Daily Guided Tour is 8,00 €.
These are the dates for their German Tour
01.11. - 19.03. 11 a.m.
20.03. - 31.10. 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
01.06. - 31.08. 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. & 5 p.m.
01.11. - 31.12. 11 a.m.
For the english tour, you'll have to check their website.
I really enjoyed myself there, and I hope you guys would too!
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The Olympic Stadium Berlin Apr 04, 2009
I had the good fortune to visit the Olympic Stadium in Berlin and watch Hertha Berlin against Dortmund. The good thing was that Hertha was number one in the Bundesliga and the stadium was filled with thousands of enthusiastic spectators and the sun was shining like no other day so far this year.
The Olympic Stadium is an imposing building. Three times Berlin applied to be the site of the Olympic Games: in 1916, 1936 and 2000. All three projects envisaged the Olympic Stadium in Charlottenburg as the main venue - a work of the architectural family March.
In 1909, Otto March built a 2400 metre long horse-racing track in the northernmost section of the Grunewald forest. When the 1916 Olympic Games were awarded to Berlin, the German stadium was built within this racing track in 1912-13. To ensure that the racing track could still be used, March built the oval stadium in a hollow in the ground as an "earth stadium”
The largest sports stadium in the world at the time (40000 spectators) was a modern reinforced concrete structure with bombastic historical architecture; it was especially used for ceremonial and military purposes. The "College of physical exercise", which was founded in 1922, then formed the core of the "German sports forum" which Otto March's sons Werner and Walter built as the winners of a competition in 1925-28.
In 1931, when Berlin was awarded the 1936 Olympic Games, Werner March was given the task of redesigning the German stadium. But the National Socialists recognised the immense prestige potential of the Games and had a new "Reich sports field" built, for which Werner March was able to draw on old concepts.
The strictly symmetrical complex was then built up to 1936 with the Olympischer Platz, the Olympic Stadium lowered to 12 metres below ground level and with space for 110000 spectators, the "Maifeld", a marching ground for 500000 people with a grandstand overshadowed by the Langemarck hall of the Olympic tower which rises to a height of 78 metres, and finally the present "Waldbühne" outdoor theatre for 25000 spectators. Today it is truly impressing to walk down into the amazing dome.
Part of the Berlin April 2009 travel blog
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