This post is pretty much dedicated to my dad and his love for cars! Just a disclaimer before I continue with photos, I am by no means a car fanatic and/or a BMW fan. I’m far far from someone who actually knows much about cars to begin with, let alone the history of BMW.
But my dad being both a fan of cars and BMW, I decide to make a stop to BMW Welt (or World) while in Munich. It was my first stop in the city!
As I walked out of the train station I didn’t have to look at my map and try to figure out where I was, the BMW buildings were right in front of me. I was shocked at how stunning the building were on the inside.
The BMW “grounds” consist of the BMW Welt (open showroom, free to public), a museum (charge), a production plant and world headquarters office. The production plant can be viewed on a 2-hour tour.
(I didn’t do the tour)
I first walked into the showroom and explored the different displays. Mainly taking pictures of what other people were taking pictures. The shop was also really neat – you could literally wear everything BMW branded, and then of course carry a BMW umbrella and use a BMW sponge to clean your BMW car using BMW products.
I moved on from BMW Welt to the museum which featured mostly permanent collections and the explained the history of the company. This was interesting and I actually learned quite a bit – like did you know the company started out by crafting aircraft engines?
It was actually almost embarrassing as people were gasping and pointing at different engines and cars and I was like ‘oh wow it’s really shiny’.
On my way out I walked into a motorcycle show where the motorcyclist did tricks on the show floor which was really neat.
I still learned a lot, okay… I learned a decent amount, and I saw some fantastic cars – some of which I thought ‘hey that would be cool to drive on the autobahn.’ So if I could enjoy the BMW museum, literally anyone can – if not for all the shiny things, at least to see the architecture. I’m glad I had the chance to check it out!The first carBMW cars modeled 1:1 with clay