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Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany - 5 Dec 2012,

Fotoeins Friday: Stadionauge, the eye of Hertha Berlin

The Olympiastadion, or Olympic Stadium, in Berlin, Germany was built for the 1936 Summer Olympics. A key highlight was the four gold medals won by USA’s Jesse Owens. Renovations occurred in the early 1970s to prepare for soccer’s 1974 World Cup, and again in 2006, to increase the seating capacity for that year’s World Cup. In addition to hosting major athletic events, the stadium is home to football club Hertha BSC. On 6 June 2015, the stadium hosted the UEFA Champions League final: FC Barcelona 3-1 Juventus FC (Turin). This beautiful stadium has great sight-lines with an elegant sense of geometry and symmetry, and if you stand at the right place at the right time, you’ll find yourself looking into the “eye” of the open stadium.

I made the photo above on 5 December 2012 with the Canon 450D, 18-55 kit-lens, and the following settings: 1/400-sec, f/4, ISO400, and 18mm focal length (29mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at as

6 Responses to “Fotoeins Friday: Stadionauge, the eye of Hertha Berlin”

  1. victorhphotos

    What a magnificent photo…. simply spectacular!!! I am a big football fan and I will put this stadium on my places to visit…. 🙂

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    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks, Victor! Berlin’s Olympic Stadium is a large venue, and I’d like to go back and take a guided tour. It’d be great to see a Bundesliga march here, and it’d be a big thrill to see the 2015 UEFA CL final, too. Thanks again for reading and your kind comment! By the way, that’s a nice photo of Sydney’s “Coathanger”! 🙂


    • victorhphotos

      It was my pleasure visiting your website and thanks for the feedback about Sydney Harbour Bridge 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Eva

    I adore that stadium, it’s a thing of beauty. I have to add that it is also used occasionally for rock concerts. I had the luck to be there for a U2 concert during their previous tour and it was absolutely fantastic.

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Eva. Though I was fortunate to have spent a good chunk of an afternoon there on my own, I’d love to go back to Berlin’s Olympiastadion and get a guided tour of the place. I do know that the Olympiastadion can hold concerts, and for a big band like U2, I’ve always wondered what the sound is like? How was the sound for the U2 gig you attended there? Thanks again for reading, your support, and for your comment 🙂


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