You may say that I am ignorant, but I don’t know anything about cars. Well, I can tell the difference between Audi, Mercedes and Volkswagen, but that is pretty much it. However, living in Germany somehow obliges me to deepen my knowledge about cars (at least, the German ones:)). Tell me, is there a better place to learn about German cars than BMW Museum in the heart of Munich?
Am Olympiapark 2, 80809 Munich
10€ per person
BMW Museum Tue – Sund 10AM-6PM; BMW Welt Mon – Sat 7:30AM-12AM, Sun 9AM-12AM
Yes (but do you really need it?)
Located next to the Olympiapark and the BMW headquarters, BMW museum’s famous tower was built in four years, just before the 1972 Olympic games. It has a very unique and distinctive shape, which represent four cylinders of car’s engine. Designed by the Viennese architect, Karl Schwanzer this futuristic building is such a famous landmark that any Bavarian kid knows it.
It was an awfully rainy Sunday afternoon when we got there and surprise, we were not alone. With over three million visitors a year, the BMW museum is one of the most visited places in Munich, especially among men :)). Even if you’re not into cars, the building itself is worth seeing.
Along the way, you find a few visuals tracing the history of BMW since the 20’s. Technical improvements & history boards plus inspiring stories of BMW’s workers enrich the exposition. The most important are of course cars – ranging from the ancient models, racing prototypes, to the newest ones. The combination of amazing futuristic design & great cars make this place truly fascinating!