Episode 73: Olympiastadion

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Location:

Olympischer Platz 3, 14053 Berlin

Facts:

  • It has the capacity of hosting 74,475 people
  • Home venue of Hertha BSC
  • Current design by Werner March

More than a U2 U-Bahn stop, the Olympiastadion has many ghosts. Here is a peek: its history goes from horse racing tracks, to Nazi propaganda stage and to hosting three of the 1974 World Cup matches and the 2006 World Cup final. On this week’s talk, you will find out more about the history of the stadium and its former names: the Deutsches Stadion and the Reichsportsfeld.

Want to hear some trivia before today’s episode? The Olympiastadion was also where two interesting events made into the Guinness World Records book: the longest children painting and the most attended comedy act.

Photo and episode: Roberta Caldas

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