Olympic Tower

That is the ultimate. Indeed it is. At 291 metres, the Olympic Tower is the tallest building in the city. Nowhere else can you get closer to the sky above Munich. Of course, the tower with its viewing platform also offers the best view of the city, the surrounding countryside and the Alpine chain in the south.

Only 30 seconds upwards - and just under 50 minutes per rotation

It was 1964 when the Munich City Council decided to build a television tower on what was then Oberwiesenfeld - to improve radio and TV programmes for the citizens of the city. Eight years later, no one had any idea that the tower would become one of the significant landmarks of the Summer Olympic Games. In the more than five decades since it was opened in 1969, tens of millions of visitors have taken the lift up to 186 metres in just 30 seconds to enjoy the picturesque panorama of Munich and beyond from the viewing platform. A visit to the revolving restaurant 181, which offers an enjoyable 360-degree view and just under 50 minutes per revolution, has long been a classic.

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)