22 panels explain the 20th Olympic Summergames that took place in Munich in 1972 with the stadium as heart of the event. Have a glance at the very special architecture of this historical place.
If you got tickets for a gig in the stadium, note that basically every great world-class band or famous musician played in here. The first concert took place in 1982 with The Rolling Stones as first band to kick off the venue. Their European Tour promoted the album Tattoo you.
Looking at festivals, the stadium hosted in 1995 and the following year what we today know as Rock im Park in Nuremberg. Munich Olympic Park gave name to the Rock im Park festival, before the event moved to Nuremberg in 1997 and annually takes place there since.
In 2014, Rockavaria festival kicked off in the stadium with an amazing Rock and Metal line up right from the start before moving to central Munich venues in the following years.
Check in in Munich’s hip and trendy district of Schwabing. Urban vibes meet buzzing student atmosphere. Nightlife, cafés, bars and shopping possibilities are just around the corner. A perfect travel hub with clear aesthetic and smart design. Also near to lush English Garden for some relaxing hours away from the city's hustle.
It has been probably one of the world's highest museums - at least it has been the highest Rock museum in the world. 190 meters above ground, located at the top of the Olympic Tower. That was the Rock Museum. Today you can visit the museum at least virtually, for more information just visit the museum member's website. The members collect items documenting Rock history of more than 70 years. From original guitars to backstage passes, concert posters and unique tickets. Anyway, you can still take the lift to the top of the tower. Well worth as the view from up there is mind blowing. Not only for an amazing view upon the city of Munich, but also for the panoramic outlook with the Alps being pretty close.
More than 170 stars have put their hands into Munich's solid ground so far. This Walk Of Stars features bands and musicians such as Metallica, Rammstein, Kings Of Leon, Roger Waters, or Kylie Minogue to name just a few. Not only Rock stars, also sport stars and other VIPs found their place. It’s a beautiful walk around the lake in Olympic Park anyway.
Of course, compared to the stadium, Olympic Hall is quite small. Nevertheless, 15,500 people fit in there. In terms of music history, the line up is no less to the one of the stadium. Pink Floyd played several shows in here, as well as The Rolling Stones, Green Day or Elton John, and Bryan Adams.
Every summer in June and July there is an alternative market festival south of Olympic Park called Tollwood Festival. It’s usually located behind the lake and hill opposite Olympic Tower.
Looking for a real Metal place in Munich? RAW is not only about beer and whiskey, it's also about being among like-minded people. Speed Metal, Hard Rock, Black Metal, Metalcore - whatever you prefer, this will be your new home abroad.
Just some steps from subway station Münchner Freiheit: Abseits is an authentic Rock and Metal bar. A perfect place for a post-concert drink or two. Special feature: they also stream football games.
Another interesting rule: bring your own food. Just grab a burger or snack around and take it to the bar. It goes smoothly with a drink in there.
In short walking distance to the subway station that will take you directly into the heart of Munich. Ibis is a nice hotel for lower budgets. Located in neighbourhood to Schwabing's abundance of cafés, bars, and restaurants, this makes the hotel a perfect spot for exploring the city. Also various shopping options around here as well as famous English Garden.
Backstage is an ultimate hot spot when it comes to Alternative music up to Dark Metal. Repeatedly voted one of the best Metal venues in Germany.
Summer music festival owned and organized by Backstage venue. During July and August local newcomers and major renowned acts from Metal and Alternative can be seen at Free & Easy Festival for free.
Every summer in June and July near Olympic Park: Tollwood Festival plays host to an interesting music billing as well as comedy performances and similar. Also nice place to spend some time strolling around food and bar stalls.
Zenith is a major concert location in Munich. Situated north of the city centre, the old factory building has a unique spirit and atmosphere.
Fans of Indie, Punk, Underground: this is your Munich refuge. Strom is all about small intimate concerts in a brilliant club atmosphere.
Neue Theaterfabrik is north of Munich's inner city. A perfect place to listen to Indie, Alternative, Metal and much more.
Inmidst urban Werksviertel with its creative and inspiring atmosphere, Tonhalle is used as venue since 1996 and hosting music acts from Rock and Pop to Indie, Alternative, and Heavy Metal.
Little sister to Olympic Stadium, Olympic Hall is also host to the big names in music history with a capacity of more than 10,000 persons.
Rockavaria is a quite new festival focussing in Rock and Metal. Annually taking place in the inner heart of the Bavarian capital.
Once a year in Munich, it's all about music for one night. Mingle with the locals as about 400 concerts take place throughout the Bavarian capital.
Superbloom Festival, first established in Munich in the year 2022. Taking place in the Olympic Park. A combination of music, arts, and culture.
View from Munich's Olympic Park hill upon the Olympic Stadium (Photo by Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)
Massive fireworks at a concert in Munich Olympic Stadium (Photo by Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)
Since decades the world's biggest bands are playing the Olympic Stadium in Munich (Photo by Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)
Munich's Olympic Stadium getting crowded before a concert (Photo by Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)