What is particularly nice in early summer – and of course on public holidays – is walking through the Munich Olympic Park. Munich in a nutshell, so to speak. Lots of nature, a beautiful lake, you can sit outside and have a shandy drink, and the rope nets of the world-famous Plexiglas roof that spans the various Olympic buildings are visible from practically everywhere. And that was a hallmark of Munich even before you were lucky enough to be able to live here.
You saw the Olympic Stadium regularly on TV, in the summaries of FC Bayern’s home games in the sports show. But especially during European Cup matches that were broadcast live, the camera always focused on the architecture, and the structure of the roof was unmistakable, like a watermark on the television images.
The fact that time sometimes stands still somewhere is of course just a cliché, but it has a real core. The pylons in the stadium, from which the entire construction is suspended, are still painted and encased in Otl Aicher’s Olympic colors. When you see the floating silhouette of the stadium, you think of the sporting events that are held here, but you also think of the funeral service for the victims of the Olympic attack, often looked up in the countless TV documentaries on the subject.
The happy games and the terrible games. A city’s highest flight and at the same time its fall into the deepest abyss. Both are reminiscent of this stadium – and also that the beauty attributed to it is not smooth (SZ Plus).
This Thursday the stadium will be 50 years old, on May 26, 1972 it was inaugurated with an international match against the Soviet Union, the Germans won 4-1, Gerd Müller scored four times. The stadium came alive and has survived much of what used to be the city’s adornment. It was also honored in the TV crime thriller “Derrick”, aficionados know the episode: “Neck in the Noose”, the commissioner portrayed by Horst Tappert investigates under the holy roof, in the sea of green seats. But while Derrick has lost his magic for a variety of reasons, the stadium quickly shines like on the very first matchday.
THE DAY IN MUNICH
Greens want to pay Munich money to save energy Those who reduce their consumption of electricity and heat should get a bonus transferred to their account. What the city council group is up to – and how much money there could be for everyone (SZ Plus).
School in Thalkirchen: 25 children have to go to the hospital Because the caretaker complains of shortness of breath, an ambulance is called to a school on Plinganserstrasse. Then more and more people with similar symptoms report.
“The skyscrapers don’t have to be so tall if the city doesn’t want them” Change of course by the investor: Ralf Büschl is for the first time open to alternatives to the 155-meter towers at the parcel post hall. But he sticks to the planned building dimensions.
Electric shock on freight train: two injured in a coma The siblings were seriously injured on Tuesday as they tried to exit a freight train in Trudering. A life-threatening electric shock occurred.
Artists have to give way to a meadow The Moosach Botany will be demolished because it is intended as a compensation area for a housing project. The around 30 creative people and craftsmen working there still have one requirement.
Bavaria lifts the FFP2 mask requirement in medical practices, care facilities and clinics From May 28, 2022, only medical face masks (surgical masks) will have to be worn there.
In the sign of war More than 200 rabbis from all over the world will meet in Munich from Monday. They advise on how to deal with refugees, the pandemic and the fight against anti-Semitism – and they visit schools.
Cyclist dies after accident The woman collided with another cyclist, both fell off their bikes.
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