Area Attractions: Museums, Art, Culture and More

  • Best Stadiums, Bergiselschanze in Innsbruck, Austria

    Bergiselschanze is a ski jumping hill located in Bergisel in Innsbruck, Austria. Its first competitions were held in the 1920s using wood constructions. The larger hill was first built in 1930…   See the Image

  • Stade Olympique de Montréal: Montreal, Canada

    This is the view from the funicular, a multi-story observatory that travels 266 meters along the curved tower's spine. The cabin ascends from base of the tower to upper deck in less than two minutes…   See the Image

  • Best Stadiums, Stockholms Stadion in Stockholm, Sweden

    The 5th Olympic Games were held in Stockholm. The image above is of the Opening Ceremony on May 5, 1912. Designed by architect Torben Grut, the stadium is one of the smallest in Olympic…   See the Image

  • Best Stadiums, Olympiastadion in Munich, Germany

    This is a general view of Olympiastadion in Munich, Germany. Designed by the German architect Günther Behnisch and the engineer Frei Otto, Olympiastadion features large open-air…   See the Image

  • Best Stadiums, Aquatics Center, Beijing, China

    The Water Cube was designed for the 2008 Summer Olympics and built by a conglomerate: PTW Architects (Australian architecture firm), Arup (a global firm), CSCEC (China State Construction Engineering…   See the Image

  • Best Stadiums, Queen Elizabeth Park in London England

    Robert McAlpine and Populous (formerly HOK Sport) were chosen to design and build the stadium for the 2012 Summer Games. Individual "paddles" containing LED lights were installed between each seat of…   See the Image

  • Best Stadiums, Olympiastadion in Berlin, Germany

    Werner March built the new Olympiastadion on the foundation of the original Deutsches Stadion in 1934. Called Reichssportfeld, the stadium held 110,000 spectators and was used for the 1936 Games. It…   See the Image

  • Best Stadiums, Birds Nest, Beijing, China

    The Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron were chosen to design the stadium for the 2008 Summer Games. The stadium consists of two independent structures, situated 50 feet apart: a red…   See the Image

  • Best Stadiums, Yoyogi Olympic Park, Tokyo, Japan

    Tokyo played host to the world in 1964. The original structure by renowned architect Kenzo Tange is now known as the National Stadium. Though the buildings were designed in 1964, the designs could…   See the Image

  • Best Stadiums, Queen Elizabeth Park, Closing Ceremony

    The 2012 Olympic Games closing ceremony was dubbed A Symphony of British Music and featured a tribute to the Beatles and Freddie Mercury along with live performances by Elbow, Madness, Kate Bush,…   See the Image