Olympiastadion or Olympic Arena is the center of grand events in the city of Berlin. Ranging from sporting events to musical performances are often held there. The place is also the home ground of the Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin. The entertainment center also is one of the important historical monuments in Berlin.
Hertha Berlin headquarters construction was started around the year 1934 – 1936 as a venue for the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. Olympiastadion Berlin became mega pilot project by Adolf Hitler, who had just ascended the throne became Chancellor of Germany. The German dictator also took the opportunity to show the German National Socialist Party propaganda to the world. During the Olympics, signs forbidding Jews to sit on a park bench omitted. Reichsportfeld dub-Olympiastadion- also equipped with an outdoor rink, bowling, field hockey, gymnastics arena, athletic fields, and outdoor stage called Waldbuhne.
Renovation for 4 years has changed Olympiastadium become one of the best sports arenas. This multifunctional stadium can accommodate 74,450 spectators with benches that surround the playing field and include roof. Post-renovation, the level playing field is lowered to 2.65 meters in order for the spectator to become more comfortable in watching the game. Round shape, the slope of the stands, and a low pitch, making the stadium resembles the style of a Roman amphitheater. But because it also serves as a historical monument, the government is not too much to change the display of Hitler’s mega-projects. So that when entering the site, visitors can still feel the traces of the Nazis there, even more visitors are always asking about a place that is often occupied by Adolf Hitler.
International German Gymnastics Festival in 2005 held in Reichsportfeld and suck up more than 100,000 spectators. So even with a world championship baseball that broke the record up to 110,000 spectators. Olympiastadion also played host to three matches at the World Cup in 1974. Then, when the 2006 World Cup, the stadium is also a silent witness to the header from Zinedine Zidane to Marco Materazzi in the final between Italy vs France ended draw and led to the victory of Italy on penalties. In addition, the stadium also played host to the Champions League Final in 2015.
We can do a tour of this historical monument every day, except when the match day. Olympiastadion operates at 09:00 to 19:00 or at 10:00 to 16:00 during the winter. Ticket prices to be paid amounted to € 7. To get there you can use the metro U2, U12, or commuter train S5, or S75 and stops at the Olympiastadion station.