The Olympia Park was home to the 1972 Games. Over a four-year period, thousands of craftsmen worked to create an attractive, hilly landscape with an artificial lake, paths and impressive buildings such as the light-spun, tent-topped 75,000m2 Olympic stadium and the Olympic hall. Further Olympic Park attractions include rowing on the Olympic lake, roller and ice skating, congresses and balls in the Olympic hall, and more swimming pools than you can shake a towel at. Plans to fully cover the Olympic stadium to meet the latest international standards for the Football World Cup in 2006 were dropped in favour of architectural aesthetics. A new stadium will be built instead for Munich's famous football team FC Bayern München. There’s no overlooking the 290m high Olympic tower. Two high-speed elevators whisk visitors up to the viewing platform and the revolving restaurant to enjoy the beautiful view – in nice weather as far as the Alps – and the excellent though overpriced cuisine. You can now also join walking tours on the Olympia stadium roof - see the box for information. For an equally good view that’s free of charge, climb the Olympiaberg, built with rubble left by WWII.