Berlin’s Olympic Stadium is a place of records as well as a rich and deeply-engaging history, but behind the scenes it’s all high-tech. It is one of the world’s most prestigious venues for sporting and entertainment events, hosting international showcases such as 2006 FIFA World Cup Final and the 2015 UEFA Champions League Final. Every year, it also hosts the German Cup (DFB-Pokal) Final.

Known worldwide for its blue running track, where Usain Bolt broke the 100m and 200m world records at the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Athletics, the Olympiastadion continues to fascinate visitors from around the world.

Since renovations in 2004, the Olympiastadion has opened its doors to an annual stream of about 320,000 sightseeing visitors, ranking high on the list of the city’s most-loved tourist attractions.

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Crowded Berlin Olympic Stadium

Crowds enjoy Athletics at the Berlin Olympic Stadium

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Berlin 2018 will showcase the best the sport of athletics has to offer on the continent. The Olympic Stadium will play host to the thrilling final six days of multisport action from 7 to 12 August.