|The "Double Cone" Tower and museum|
They have a phenomenal museum on the campus of their world headquarters, known as BMW Welt (Welt being the German word for world), and we set out on our second day to see their collection of rare cars. With so many things to see and do, we quickly realized we weren't going to make it out into the nearby Olympic Park after lunch. We were happy to spend the entire day wandering around, immersed in everything BMW. Fortunately all four of us C&Gs are car fanatics (hello, Top Gear!) so not once did anybody utter the words "Can we go now?".
|BMW Dixi, 1927|
The best approach to the museum is through the award winning BMW Welt building, across a sweeping pedestrian bridge, and over to the "double cone" that contains the museum & various BMW offices. So walk through the main building with blinders on, there will be plenty of cool things to check out after you've learned a little history. And had a cocktail in the stylish M1 Cafe.
|Look at that work of art!|
Big C&G was very into the racing cars and roadsters as well. But he was also fascinated with all the technology, which is nicely explained on the displays in German and English throughout the galleries. One room had a full size clay model to show how they work out the various design challenges. Interactive kiosks helped explain the many challenges, from wind resistance to interior sound design.
|Just the right size for Little C&G, BMW Isetta 1955|
|Ice cream under the Cone|
The BMW Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday 10:00am to 6:00pm. Admission for adults is 9 Euros, 6 Euros for children, and 18 Euros for a family ticket of up to 5 people.
Stay tuned for part two of Motoring in Munich, the Welt experience!