Old Olympic Train Station

It’s not so easy to find derelict buildings in Munich – real estate is far too valuable to be left to decay in peace. But there are exceptions. Not exactly an insider tip for people looking for “lost places”, so-called urban explorers, is the deserted Olympic Train Station, built in 1972 for the 1974 Olympic Games and last used in 1988. The last time I visited it, it wasn’t fenced in. Today I could only take pictures from the outside. There was a hole in the fence, but I didn’t fancy dragging my bike in for a picture.

I was surprised to read that the train station along with the train tracks are now protected as hisorical monuments. Probably because doing anything constructive with the grounds would cost the city a lot of money.

I'm a US born ex-pat, having lived most of my adult life in Munich, Germany. Cycling and photography are my favorite things.

7 response to "Old Olympic Train Station"

  1. By: Scooter Posted: July 5, 2018

    Suzanne, perhaps we could buddy up. We’re heading up to Canada next week, and I’m sure we’ll encounter tons or rusting scrap metal in the Okanagon farmlands. Maybe I could post something this month on your behalf (and on Keith’s also, for that matter), and when Bill issues a chateau challenge you could return the favor?

    • By: Suzanne Posted: July 5, 2018

      Castles and palaces and fortresses – that’s what we’re good at. But if I leave Munich, I might find more neglected buildings here, too.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: July 5, 2018

    Looking at Bing Images of the station, it looks like the tracks were considerably lower than the surface appears now?
    With staircases leading up to the covered area. Am I looking at the correct images?
    Interesting photos! Thanks!
    No lack of derelict buildings around here. No money either.

    • By: Suzanne Posted: July 5, 2018

      Yes, the tracks are lower. Those are the correct images, I just didn’t go beyond the fences to explore. I also looked at pictures in Internet and was surprised that there was so much more than appeared from where we were.

  3. By: Tony Cullimore Posted: July 5, 2018

    That’s a great sky over the building – sets it off well.

    “Historical monument” – I like the point you make!

    • By: Suzanne Posted: July 6, 2018

      I liked the sky, too. I used my wide angle lens and it really captures a lot of sky. Without it that run down building is kind of drab and doesn’t make much of a picture, I thought.

  4. By: Bill Stone Posted: July 5, 2018

    That fate reminds me of the old cannery I photographed. Fence it off, call it historical, and let it crumble.

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