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Dhe tent roof building over the Munich Olympic buildings is world-famous. And each time I stand between the stadium, the corridor and the swimming pool, I’m a bit of moved. What will it’s like when I’m on prime? Because you may climb onto the roof of the Olympic Stadium, which is what I’m planning on doing as we speak with a pal and her nephew. She too is fascinated by the thought of ​​this angle that she, like me, may have for the primary time, regardless that we’re each natives of Munich.

The roof is as much as 50 meters excessive and climbing up is just not protected, regardless of there being a strong railing. We should take off every little thing that’s free, aside from the cellphone. But solely in a particular case with a safety strap. It simply would not work with out pictures and selfies, and younger individuals should not be separated from their smartphones for lengthy. Another safety measure, so to talk.

Despite the truth that the design was as soon as categorized as “unbuildable”, the stadium has now stood there for fairly a very long time and may be very spectacular. At the start we see a movie of the way it all started, when in 1966 the IOC awarded the 1972 Summer Olympics to Munich after which sooner or later the fully loopy thought of ​​constructing a tent roof arose. That would in all probability now not be accredited as we speak, to not point out the prices.

The building of the roof was a masterpiece

We guests all placed on a climbing harness and are given “Waldi” on the hand. That was as soon as the identify of the Olympic mascot, a colourful canine or dachshund, and that’s now additionally the identify of the carabiner with which we’re hooked up to the security rope. We have to drag it alongside us on a regular basis, however by no means with impatience and brute power, however with sensitivity. “Like a real dachshund,” says Sophia, our information.

Munich: The tours on the tent roof of the Olympic Stadium last around two hours

The excursions on the tent roof of the Olympic Stadium final round two hours

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And then we slowly climb up the grooved grille on the entrance edge. As a citizen of town who has been assimilated for many years, I do know and recognize the park, from soccer video games and later from concert events. But standing on the roof is actually particular. More quick, in direct contact with the structure, extra windy, with this view from excessive above, like from the Olympic Tower.

How precisely the roof would type solely grew to become clear as soon as the metal cables have been tensioned. Only then may the employees start slicing the acrylic glass panels exactly. And all of this was within the early Nineteen Seventies, when computer systems nonetheless crammed two-room flats and had much less processing energy than many commercially accessible toasters as we speak!

Olympic Stadium in Munich: Construction workers on the steel cables of the tent roof in January 1972

Construction employees on the metal cables of the tent roof in January 1972

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Sophia additionally has a clue for this: Back then, Bundeswehr troopers have been assigned to feed the computer systems with punch playing cards, consistently and for days on finish. So that this roof building may even be fairly calculated. Their architect Frei Otto had drawn up an equation with 100,000 variables, as Sophia reveals.

Olympic Stadium in Munich: Even if you know the stadium from football games or concerts, the tour is a special experience

Even if the stadium from soccer video games or concert events, the tour is a particular expertise

Source: Detlef Dreßlein

We look out over the grassy inexperienced hilly parkland, over all these pylons that maintain up the tent, with their unbelievable pulling energy (4500 tons – extra highly effective than any house rocket) and at “this whole surreal world that you see from up here,” as my pal says raves. Sometimes climbing on the roof is not a foul thought.

Additional Information:

The excursions begin within the north ticket workplace space of ​​the Olympic Stadium, arrive with U3/U8 (Olympiazentrum cease, a few ten-minute stroll to the Olympic Park), The excursions happen virtually day-after-day and final round two hours. Appointments could be booked on the web site (ticket: 45 euros, schoolchildren and college students 35 euros).

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While you are right here, we advocate: a stroll within the park, a take a look at the swimming pool, pedal boating on the lake or taking the categorical elevate as much as the tower (13/10 euros), the tallest construction within the metropolis (291 meters). On the opposite aspect of the Middle Ring you may marvel on the up to date brutalist structure of the Olympic Village, which is now an important district in its personal proper. And to not neglect: the memorial website for the Olympic assault (opened in 2017).

The article is an excerpt from the newly revealed ebook “Munich – Adventure” by journey journalist and journey ebook creator Detlef Dreßlein, Michael Müller Verlag/ (240 pages, 17.90 euros). The ebook describes 33 experiences in and round Munich which are extraordinary and happen off the standard vacationer routes.

“Munich – Adventure” by Detlef Dreßlein, Michael Müller Verlag, 240 pages, 17.90 euros

Source: Michael Müller Verlag

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Source: WELT TV / Nele Würzbach, Alexander Siemon