Stadium sights in Munich
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Built for the 1972 Olympic Games, Munich's Olympic Park remains an important part of life in the city. The park's lofty centrepiece is the 290m-high Olympia Tower, and the architecturally gargantuan 75,000-sq-m transparent 'tented' roof covering the Olympic Stadium is also impressive.
In the 19th century the site was a practice field for royal riders; in 1909, the first Zeppelin airship landed here; and in 1929, it became the site of Munich's first civil airport.
Today the Olympic complex is open as a collection of public facilities, and the grounds play host to numerous celebrations, concerts, fireworks displays and professional sporting matches throughout the year.