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Olympiastadion Berlin, Berlin

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Visit the historic site of the Nazi 1936 summer Olympics at Olympiastadion Berlin. The stadium is combined with an 11 hectare (28 acre) outdoor arena and several other sporting facilities. The entire complex now hosts large-scale sporting events and concerts year-round. Get a behind-the-scenes look with a tour of the facility, where you'll learn more about its historical importance. You also can try to catch a soccer match and join in the high energy of the roaring fans. Remember to go to the top of the 77 m (247 ft) high bell tower for incredible views of the city and surrounding countryside. Work out when and for how long to visit Olympiastadion Berlin and other Berlin attractions using our handy Berlin itinerary maker.
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  • easy to get to, on the u bahn red line, this is a good afternoon out. spotlessly clean despite being in regular use. there are guided tours but the English ones are only at certain times. I chose to j...  more »
  • An absolutely beautiful Stadium to walk around especially with the rest of the Olympic Park. Cost me 8 Euro to get it which is a great price when you consider other stadiums in Europe. My only problem...  more »
  • If you ever have the chance to watch an event at the Olympiastadion then go. I got tickets for the Bundesliga match between Herta Berlin v Borussia Dortmund and was a bit sceptical about watching a fo...  more »
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  • Firstly it's easy to get to from Berlin. Although when a match it on I guess it will be very busy. Once you find the way into the stadium you need to pass through, pay and chose guided tours or walk round yourself. All of the sights are in the open air. Wrap up warm if visiting in winter the area is very open. The architecture is typical of the time it was built. Although the stadium has recent additions these have not affected the feel. It is well maintained which makes it easy to imagine what the Olympics would have been like in 1936. Some areas even have parts of the cancelled 1916 arena. Easy to read information boards which are very informative. It's a must visit if you have half a day and want to spend it out of town. Pair this with Charlottenburg Palace which is close. Two excellent examples of German history.
  • We bought tickets for English tour. For some reason 1 EUR was added to the tickets price like print service or something similar. I printed tickets using my printer so it's strange. When tour starts we let the guide know than we need to come away from tour little earlier. The guide said it's not possible and proposed us to decide whether we stay. Finally when tour went to the end and we were allowed to come away, nobody opened the door for us. The stadium was terribly dirty although we had a tour at 1:30. Yesterday there was a match, and everywhere there were a lot of garbage which even smelled somewhere. Bottles, paper, glasses were everywhere. No chance to make nice pictures. In general tour was not interesting. We seen almost nothing inside. Real disappointment. If you ever visited other world stadium, you can easy skip this one.
  • I came here with no special interest in sport but with a lot of interest for history and architecture. I've been disappointed because in a normal Thursday, without any tourist around, the entrance was scheduled as full for groups and individual entrance wasn't allowed. So I just took a walk around the delicious building and the rest of the story is on Wikipedia.
  • When first approaching this mammoth and historic stadium you can't help but feel small. Standing in the far back seats and taking in the view of the stadium is great fun. The only complaint I has is that aside from the stadium there isn't much else to see in the area surrounding it. Entry is cheaper if you have certain train tickets and travel passes so make sure to show anything that might give you a discount.
  • A must-go at Berlin! Entering the stadium is still breathtaking. Arrive early before the match and have a picnic on the vast lawn around the stadium!

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