The tickets for 1936 were designed by a Werner Beucke and, like many Games before and since, were printed by firms specialising in producing bank securities. Three principles were said to govern the design of the tickets. Whilst the first two criteria related to ensuring that all of the relevant information contained on the ticket could be easily interpreted at a glance and seeking to make forgeries impossible, the third principle was notably that the tickets be designed to be kept as attractive, artistic souvenirs of The Games.
The primary tickets for the athletics events had a wood cut print of the Olympic stadium in the centre and then different coloured strips on the left and right hand sides to better assist in quickly identifying the location of the seat. The official report of the Games suggest that there were 6 different colours utilised, but then seems to contradict itself by identifying that different colours were used to represent the 1st, 2nd and 3rd stand seats, together with standing room areas, and these were again different for the east and west sides of the stadium. I have only been able to locate 5 different colours of ticket, as you will see below.
Reserved stadium seating
The reverse side shown below, including a stadium plan. The numbers designate the grade of seat and, subsequently, the ticket colour that applied.
General Admission tickets
These were books of tickets for the same reserved seat for each day of the Games, to be torn off and utilised as required. The cover colour matched the side bar cover of the ticket, as shown above, which designated the grade and position of the seat.
All Venue Access Pass
'Ehrenkarte' was the seating box for VIPs and dignitaries, meaning that the owner of this ticket likely sat within metres of the Fuhrer himself in the Olympic stadium and was permitted to take a premier seat in all other venues.
The Pass below again allowed access to all venues and areas for members of the press
A single use ticket for the 'Honour Box', as identified above.
A single use ticket for members of the Press to utilise media seats.
I can only assume that this is a voided ticket.
Zweite Ausfertigung = 'Second Copy' - A reproduced ticket
Television Parlor ticket
Berlin was the first Games to be televised, with several 'television parlors' around the city that people could visit.