Olympic Tower

That's the ultimate. Indeed it is. At 291 metres, the Olympic Tower is the tallest building in the city.

The world-famous landmark is currently closed for two years due to renovation work. From 2026, you will once again be able to enjoy the view of the city, the surrounding countryside and the Alps to the south from the visitor platforms.

It was 1964 when the Munich City Council decided to build a television tower on what was then known as Oberwiesenfeld - to improve the radio and TV programmes for the city's citizens. The 1972 Summer Olympics turned the tower into a world-famous landmark of the city and a major public attraction in the Olympic Park. By May 2024, around 45 million visitors had taken the lift to the viewing platforms at a height of 190 metres in just 30 seconds in the five and a half decades since it opened in 1968. The Olympic Tower has been temporarily closed since 1 June 2024 due to renovation and refurbishment work on the façade and technology, fire protection and ventilation systems. The tower will be open again from 2026 - for the unique 360-degree panoramic view, right under the sky above Munich.

Admission prices
Ticket prices
*Reduced tickets
Family ticket
(2 adults with children under 16 who are family related (with valid IDs)

*Reduced tickets:

Children under the Age of 16, disabled persons with a degree of more than 50%

Price reduction of € 1,00 adults / € 0,50 teenagers on the regular price, showing one of the following tickets:

Guided Olympic Park tour, the park train, SEA LIFE, BMW Welt, BMW Museum, Allianz Arena combi-ticket, DB Regio or City Tour Card

Key Facts

Built:1965 - 1968
Height:incl. antenna: 291.28 m
observation deck: 171 - 192 m
Total weight52.500 t
Diameter:16.5 m - 4.5 m
Function / usage:Communications tower, restaurant and observation deck
Revolving restaurant:181 m, diameter 28.3 m, 230 seats, one rotation in 49:46 minutes
since first open 22 February 1968
since 12 September 1972

44.5 million visitors
39.6 million visitors

(last updated 31/12/2023)