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I'm going to visit two olympic cities after Rio!

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The first city will be Munich. I know that the "olympia park" is still there and is beautiful. The second city will not be Berlin. On the way to the Alps I will visit Garmisch-Partenkirchen. I don't know if I will find some reference of the winter olympics there, since the city hosted in 1936 and there was no cauldron at that time.

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15 minutes ago, Bezzi said:

The first city will be Munich. I know that the "olympia park" is still there and is beautiful. The second city will not be Berlin. On the way to the Alps I will visit Garmisch-Partenkirchen. I don't know if I will find some reference of the winter olympics there, since the city hosted in 1936 and there was no cauldron at that time.

Yes, there are still remnants of the Olympics in Garmisch!

 

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BTW - There was a flame at the Garmisch games - I think Baron posted pics of the remnants of that one once.

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Hope you have a great trip! :)

 

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Thanks Rols. Is that you in the picture?

To tell the truth the main reason for my visit to Germany is the Oktoberfest. Anyway, the book "Meet me in Munich" says the following: "... the Crown Prince decided to hold a festival each year in October, but in the style of the ancient Olympic Games. Ludwig was a passionate devotee of Greek antiquity, and so he was immediately taken with the idea of presenting an Oktoberfest Olympics. He loved the tought of transforming Munich into Athens of the Isar..."

It's not quite "olympic" today but will be fun B)

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Yes, that's me. Not just making an Olympic pilgrimage, but my Mum live in Garmish for a few years after the war, so checking out her old haunts.

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6 hours ago, Bezzi said:

The first city will be Munich. I know that the "olympia park" is still there and is beautiful. The second city will not be Berlin. On the way to the Alps I will visit Garmisch-Partenkirchen. I don't know if I will find some reference of the winter olympics there, since the city hosted in 1936 and there was no cauldron at that time.

When are you going? I despise the Oktoberfest (I work next door to it...and I don't like beer), but Olympic Park is beautiful still. There's guided tours about it available. Contact me if you want to.

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Thank you Stefan. I will arrive in Germany on September 30 but I'm planning to visit other cities before Munich. I wanted to see some castle. I just hope that people there can speak english. My knowledge of the german language is close to zero.

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Apologies if this is not quite the right thread, but I was fortunate to spend some time in Montréal (a really awesome city!) recently and to check out the Olympic facilities there as well. Obviously, I didn't pass up the opportunity to take a few photographs: Where would be the best place to post them? (Provided there is some interest, of course!)

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Garmisch-Partekirchen is a small but a beautiful city. Everything is well organized and I am happy to see that the venues are still well conservated and being used. And the olympics there was in 1936, a long time ago. The main stadium is near the Partnachklamm, one of the most amazing places I visited in my life. I think that the first time that a cauldron was lit was in Germany but I could not find any cauldron. Maybe they did not know how symbolic this could became after the years.

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The most beautiful olympic park in my opinion is in the city of Munich. And the stadium's archtecture seems so actual that is hard to believe that its almost 50 years old!

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Glad you had a good time here - weather wasn't the kindest though :-)

Somewhere on that last pic from Munich, in the upper right-hand corner area, there's my home (well, I know that it is there, but it's not possible to spot it).

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On 27/10/2016 at 2:33 AM, baron-pierreIV said:

Nice pics.  I still love the Munich logo; just love its abstractness.  

I also like but I know many people who does not like it. I took this picture at the top of Olympia Tower

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For some reasson I cant see some of the pics tha i posted <_<

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