In the north of the city with a direct underground connection
H2 Hotel München Olympiapark is located in the north of the city, near to Olympiapark. The hotel is situated 8 kilometres from the inner city, which can easily be reached in 20 minutes with the U-Bahn. The station "Oberwiesenfeld" is just ten metres away from the hotel. The A 99 and B 304 allow easy arrival by car, and the hotel offers parking spaces that are available at a charge. If you are coming from the airport, you will need roughly half an hour to reach the hotel by car or three quarters of an hour with the S-Bahn or U-Bahn. The main BWM factory, which offers tours, is also in the immediate vicinity of H2 Hotel Munich Olympiapark, as are the BMW Museum and "BWM World".
Created in 1972 for the XX Summer Olympic Games, Olympiapark München is still used today for sporting and cultural events. The sea life aquarium and the Olympic swimming pool are also located here. From the top of the 291 metre-high Olympic Tower you have a breathtaking view, while Rockmuseum Munich is located at a height of 200 metres.
The park area with the Olympiaberg and the Olympiasee, which is so large that even migratory birds stop over, is still standing today under the motto “Besitzergreifung des Rasens” (Possession of the lawn): Instead of being reserved for the privileged, it aims to provide open spaces for all. H2 Hotel München Olympiapark is a 20-minute walk or a ten-minute drive away.
You should also pay a visit to “Stachus” when touring the city. Although the square has been officially named Karlsplatz since 1797, it is still called "Stachus" by the residents of Munich and even the announcements on the suburban railway and underground stick to the old name. The name dates from the 18th-century beer garden from of Mathias Eustachius Föderl, called "Eustachi". The medieval city gate, the buildings surrounding the square from 1796 to 1802 and the the fountain in the middle are striking.
Under the square is the “Stachusbauwerk” shopping centre, the largest underground building in Europe. The best way to get here from H2 Hotel München Olympiapark is by underground, which takes you into the city in 20 minutes.
Once at "Stachus" it is worth taking a stroll in the pedestrian zone to Marienplatz. It is the central square in the city centre and forms the intersection of the two main axes. The most important buildings here are the old and new city halls. Otherwise, the square is characterised by department stores and restaurants. On the square there is the “Fischbrunnen” and the “Kräutlmarktbrunnen” as well as the “Mariensäule” from 1638, which has become a landmark.
At the new city Hall a clock chimes daily at 11 o'clock and at 12 o'clock and, from March to October, also at 5 o'clock. The famous Munich “Christkindlmarkt” takes place here every year in December.
The Viktualienmarkt brought fame to it as a market and popular location for filming. It has been held on a daily basis since 1807, except on Sundays and public holidays, and in the past supplied the city with fresh food. It is characterised by several section with departments with fixed stalls and their large displays. A shaded beer garden is a must too of course. Thanks to its long tradition and importance to the city, the Viktualienmarkt is an immaterial cultural heritage on the Bavarian UNESCO list. Travelling here from H2 Hotel München Olympiapark takes approximately 20 minutes by car or half an hour on the underground.
As one of the most important painting galleries in the world, the Alte Pinakothek displays over 700 paintings by German, Dutch, Italian, French and Spanish painters from the 13th to the 18th century in its permanent exhibition: Dürer, Cranach, Bosch, Brueghel, Giotto, da Vinci, Poussin and El Greco are just a few of the artists on display. Even the building of the art museum, which was opened in 1836, set standards – it was the largest museum building in the world and was extremely impressive with its new daylight design.
The Alte Pinakothek, together with the Neue Pinakothek, the Pinakothek der Moderne, the Brandhorst Museum and other facilities forms the "Kunstareal". You can get here from H2 Hotel München Olympiapark in 15 minutes by car.