BMW Welt & Museum @ Munich, Germany

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The BMW Welt, BMW Plant and BMW Museum are all located in the same vicinity in Munich.  I am not a car fan, but visiting the plant of one of the world’s top car manufacturers would have been totally fascinating – only if it ever came true.  The plant tour needs to be booked, way way way ahead.  I tried booking 3 months ahead, and for all the four days I was in Munich, there were no slots available.  The next best thing I could do was to visit the BMW Welt and the BMW Museum.     

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The welt is all fanciful and metallic-chic with a golden beemer that welcomes you at the main entrance.  If you ever buy a BMW and decide to pick it up yourself, the BMW Welt in Munich would be the place to do it in style !

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Mostly the latest car models are on display, but you get some antique ones too like this little blue-white guy here that seems to barely fit one person.

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And it’s not everyday you get to check a Rolls Royce Phantom inside out.  The staff showed us a trick too – the rod thingamajic that he pulled out was an umbrella – designed to fit snugly within the door panel.

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Other than cars, the welt keeps you entertained with PS 3 car racing games, motorbike shows, souvenir shop and a kids science discovery area.

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After visiting the welt, we walked across to the BMW museum which has everything you need to know about BMW.

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BMW started off as an aircraft engine manufacturers .  When the war ended, there was no longer demand for these engines that look like transformers and it was then they ventured out into other types of engines in motorbikes and cars.

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You see an amazing evolution of technology and design from simple motorbikes to super bikes;

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and from boxy cars with engines at the rear to sleek cars fit enough for James Bond.

Enjoy a few more photos of BMW’s cars below 🙂

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The Olympia Park is right next to the the museum so it would a good idea to visit these two places on the same day.              
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More Info
BMW Welt Official Website
Address : Am Olympiapark 1, 80809 München, Germany
Getting there : Take the U 3 underground train from Marienplatz Station to Olympiazentrum Station.

Opening Hours
BMW Welt : Daily 9 am – 6 pm (Free of Charge)
BMW Museum : Daily 9 am – 6 pm; Closed on Mondays (8 euros per adult).
BMW Plant : Mon – Fri 9 am – 4.30 pm.  Call/ Email to make reservations as early as possible (8 euros per adult)

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