The Olympia Schwimmhalle is an aquatics centre located in the Olympiapark in Munich, Germany. It hosted the swimming, diving, water polo, and the swimming part of the modern pentathlon events at the 1972 Summer Olympics. At the 1972 Olympics, the stadium had a 9000-seat capacity which was reduced to 1,500 soon after. During the 1972 Olympics, the Olympic Records in all 29 Olympic swimming events were broken as well as the World Records in 20 events.For Olympiaschwimmhalle and beyond, use our Munich travel route builder tool to get the most from your Munich vacation.
The Schwimmhalle is unique for its roof construction which is a lightweight stressed-skin structure. This curved structure bears loads through tension only, not compression. The double curvature in the roof design is what provides support which is further stabilized through pretensioned guy wires.
The Olympia Schwimmhalle is where swimmer Mark Spitz broke the record for most individual gold medals won in a single Olympics with seven gold medals. This record was not surpassed until fellow swimmer Michael Phelps won eight gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
Ogni volta che vado a Monaco una tappa è d'obbligo in questo luogo dove il grande Mark Spitz vinse le sue storiche sette medaglie d'oro frantumando anche sette primati del mondo. Possibilità di provar... more »Every time I go to Monaco a stage is a must in this place where the great Mark Spitz won his historic seven gold medals shattering even seven world records. Ability to experience the intoxication of the dive from the trampolines and platforms (for the daredevils the platform from 10 meters ... just the good as the good Gerry Scotti would say). Don't miss the sauna and hot water hot tub ... If you want to play sports in a place that wrote history is the place for you.
Oh ya beauty these fries are belters. We were hungover and never managed breakfast. But these are hitting the spot!! more »
There is a 50m pool downstairs that is used for Uni sports. The showers and the changing rooms are clean and the water is nice.
The Wassergymnastik was a lot of fun and a good workout.
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