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Built for the 1972 Olympic Games, the Olympic complex is now used for a variety of leisure activities ranging from sports events to concerts. The 287-meter (942-foot) high Olympic Tower boasts a stunning view of the city. On a good day, visitors can go up and see as far as the Alps. There is also a rotating restaurant at the top. The famous canopy roof which spans the Olympic Stadium, the Olympic Swimming Pool and the Olympiahalle were a topic of debate in their day. The complex is, however, timelessly beautiful and has become an integral part of the modern cityscape. The Olympiaberg (Olympic Hill) is a grassy mound made from Second World War rubble and also provides great views. The ice rink and swimming pool are also popular with sports fans, as is the Olympic Stadium, home to FC Bayern Munich- one of Europe's top football clubs.
Located in the East of Munich, Ostpark is a vast patch of green that functions as a recreational park for kids and adults alike. A charming lake adds to the scenic beauty of the park apart from the aesthetically placed trees that cover acres and acres of land. With a restaurant overlooking the lake and playground facilities, it makes for a great place to spend quality time with your family. At Ostpark, you can lay back with a good book, grill your own barbecue or simply go for a stroll to enjoy a day of pure, unadulterated fun.
Commissioned for the International Garden Show in 1983, the Westpark is an outdoor haven. The area is divided into different sections, one of the most eye-catching being the East Asian Garden. There is a large lake with an amphitheater, several playgrounds and plenty of space to relax and feel at ease. In the summer, the open-air stage is used to host plays, concerts and films.
Located in the Schloss Nymphenburg, Schlosspark Nymphenburg is one of the largest parks in Munich. The picturesque green landscape, complemented by some extraordinary garden art, is the reason behind the castle garden's popularity among visitors. The entire area is spread around 229 hectares (565.87 acres) of land and is a must visit when in Munich. You can also avail of guided tours conducted by the garden authorities.
One of the largest botanical gardens in the world, the Botanischer Garten München-Nymphenburg is spread over 21.20 hectares (52.38 acres) of land. This beautiful garden houses more than 14,000 different kinds of plants and preserves some of the rarest vegetation in the world. A lot of research work, gardeners' apprenticeships, other types of training and educational work is also conducted here. The garden leads to the Museum Mensch und Natur and Nymphenburg Palace Park and attracts a huge number of visitors every year. It opens at 9 am daily.
The Visitors Park at Munich Airport is a great place for some family time. Kids are explained the working of an airport and can explore through various activities in the kids area of the park. On display, is an old plane and a helicopter used in the olden days. An observation deck allows you to get a good view of the surroundings.