Tuesday, February 16, 2010

OLYMPICS WEEK - Munich, 1972

It was to be Germany's coming out party after rebuilding from a devastating war.  It turned out to be a record breaking games...with Mark Spitz capturing a then record 7 golds in the Schwimhalle...and a heartbreaking one with the terrorists of Red September capturing, then killing, their Israeli athelete hostages.

Back in September, we visited the site of the games which is now a large and very beautiful park across the street from the BMW factory.  Here is a slideshow of that visit...
For more on Germany, check out our complete trip reports...including video.. at the links below:

French Riviera
Bavaria, Germany
Bavaria, Germany - Final Chapter

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