What do you associate with Munich and Bavaria? Probably half of you will answer “of course with beer!”, And the second half will say “with beer, and with BMW!”. And in fact it is, it is Bavaria and Munich that is the birthplace of this brand. Therefore, it is logical that the BMW Museum is located in Munich. Few know about it, due to the lack of any advertising, but our BMW Museum in Munich was an obligatory part of the excursion program.
BMW Museum History
The building of the BMW Museum in Munich was built for the 1972 Olympic Games together with other Olympic facilities – a complex of sports facilities, a television tower, Olympic Park. In 2004-2008, the museum was closed for reconstruction, after which it opened in a new, modern form – due to the new pavilion, the area of the museum increased to 5 thousand square meters.
The museum is located next to BMW headquarters (a tall building in the form of four silver cylinders), and across the road there is an exhibition hall, or simply a modern auto show with cars and motorbikes for sale (there are no less tourists than in the museum itself )
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BMW Museum in Munich official site
Full information on the work of the BMW Museum can be found on the website http://www.bmw-welt.com Also here you can also find out about excursions to production.
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BMW Museum Hours
BMW Museum: Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-day off. The exhibition hall is open seven days a week from morning to evening. The exact time of work can be clarified on the official website of the museum.
BMW Museum address in Munich
The museum is located at Olympiapark 2.
Visit the BMW Museum in Munich: with a guided tour or on your own
Excursion to the BMW Museum and to BMW Welt
If you want to go to to the BMW factory (and you can do this only with a guided tour), then it is better to book in advance – a few weeks or even months before the visit. You can sign up for an excursion to production on your own (all information on the official website). Reservations must be made strictly by phone, booking by email is not possible. Tours are conducted in English and German. Arrive at the place no less than half an hour before the start of the tour.
BMW Museum in Munich for independent travelers
Those who want to visit the BMW Museum on their own can take my advice.
BMW Museum in Munich: how to get there
Getting to the museum is easy. It takes no more than 15 minutes to get the metro from the city center. We take the U-bahn metro to Marienplatz, find the platform from which the U-3 trains go in the direction of Moosah and go to the Olympiazentrum stop. Get out in the direction of Lerchenauer Strasse. There are enough signs in the Munich subway, so it will be very difficult to get lost there. When leaving the metro, you must literally walk 100 meters, on the left hand will be the tower of the BMW headquarters, as well as the BMW Museum in Munich , and on the right – a car dealership with an exhibition hall. About the cost of the metro ticket and other information about Munich transport read in this article .
Ticket price for BMW Museum
- Individual visit – 10 euros (October 2019)
- Group visit (from 5 people) – 9 euros
- Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children under 18 years) – 24 euros
Also, if you will take things to the storage room (and you will be asked to leave large backpacks, bags, heavy outerwear in the storage room), then carry a 1 euro coin. When closing the cabinet, you must lower the coin as a deposit. When you open the locker, you can pick up a coin.
Museum exposition and photo of BMW Museum in Munich
The exposition of the BMW Museum in Munich tells (and, of course, shows) the history of the brand’s development from the very formation to the present day. It all started with the manufacture of aircraft engines, but after the First World War the manufacture of aircraft for Germany was banned, and in 1919 the company began to produce engines for civilian vehicles and motorcycles (after the takeover in 1922 of the small company Bayerisch Flugzeug, engaged in the production of motor vehicles) and later – all of us are famous cars of the brand BMW (“Bayerisch Motoren Werke”).
The first engines, and all models of cars for more than 90 years of history, motorcycles, sports cars (joint developments with Lamborgini), and even models of the future, the creation of which is planned in the future, are presented in different halls.
BMW Welt Showroom
Opposite the BMW Museum , as I already wrote, there is an exhibition hall with cars for sale, here you can safely inspect all models, in many you can sit, try them on yourself.
You can also send yourself a souvenir – a photo with a BMW car of the latest model. A smart technique takes pictures of you when you press a button on a special stand, and then you can send this photo to yourself by e-mail, or share it directly on social networks.
BMW Museum on a map of Munich
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