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Fun for Kids at Munich’s Olympic Park

by Barbara Rogers

Sep 18, 2023

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Destinations / Europe

Munich’s Olympiapark, the mammoth complex built to host the 1972 Olympic Games, is one of the city’s most popular attractions for family travelers. Teens thrill at climbing along the rim of the giant roof and whizzing into the stadium on the zipline, while younger kids are mesmerized by fish swimming around them in the aquarium’s underwater tunnels.


Begin with an overview of the stadium and city from its highest point, the 956-foot Olympic Tower, where you can see as far away as the Bavarian Alps. Stop in the covered platform’s Blue Sky Coffee & Foto for a snack with a view. (Note: The tower will close in June 2024 for renovations and will likely remain closed for two years.)


Having looked down at the tent roof of the giant Olympic Stadium, teens will want to take a tour of the roof, walking along its edge and looking down into the seating and turf. The tour comes with entertaining facts and stories of the Olympic Games and stadium.


The even more adventurous will want to fly into the stadium on the Flying Fox, a zipline carrying them 100 feet above the grassy floor and into the stands. You can also explore the stadium on your own, stopping at the various exhibits of Olympic and stadium events.


All ages will find something to love about SEA LIFE, the stadium’s aquarium. More than 1600 animals represent life in Europe’s rivers and seas, as well as in tropical oceans. The 39 tanks and six terrariums include an underwater tunnel and panorama window, where several species of shark swim past regularly. The touch pool is a favorite stop for younger kids.


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