Saturday, 9 June 2012
A 'Must visit' stadium - Berlin Olympic
Wednesday 6th June 2012
Visit to Berlin Olympic Stadium
If you visit one new ground in Europe this year make it the Berlin Olympic Stadium. The right mixture- sport, politics, world history and architecture.
The whole experience was positive from the cheap admission, the site plan and then the self-guided tour. You can take the organised tour and see the superb changing rooms, chapel and all the other parts of the UEFA Grade 5 stadium but it is the park itself that is amazing, the way they have kept the fell of the 19436 stadium by not letting the building of a roof for the 2006 World Cup take away the fine design of Werner March.
The statues, the outdoor swimming pool and then the reminders of Hitler and the Nazi era- the Bell tower and the Olympic Bell.
The 1940 Olympics was meant to be in Tokyo but from 1944 Hitler declared all further Olympics would be held in Berlin – thankfully he was proved wrong but I do hope that London 2012 Olympic Park is still as good as the Berlin Olympic Stadium and Park after 76 years.
Just visit as you will be amazed, enjoy the photographs.