Olympiaturm, or Munich Olympic Tower, is a 290m high telecommunications tower built in olympiapark on the north side of Munich. The tower was completed in 1968 for the 1972 Olympic Games. It has a revolving restaurant and a viewing platform.

As with other great towers, Olympiaturm attracts large numbers of annoying tourists with snotty-nosed kids. You can't get a moments peace on the 190 m viewing platform, for all the pushing and shoving. I expect the restaurant is better, and menu is not unreasonable, at between 40 - 90 DM per person.

The view from Olympiaturm is quite spectacular, on a clear day you can see the Alps. Unfortunately, clear days are not particularly common in Munich, since the warmer it gets, the worse the pollution becomes.

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