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Munich Sights

BMW Museum

  • Am Olympiapark 2 Map It
  • Milbertshofen

Updated 11/18/2013

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Munich is the home of the famous BMW car company. The circular tower of its museum is one of the defining images of Munich's modern cityscape. It contains not only a dazzling collection of BMWs old and new but also items and exhibitions relating to the company's social history and its technical developments. It's a great place to stop in if you're at the Olympiapark already.

BMW Welt. Opened in 2007, the cutting-edge design of BMW Welt, with its sweeping, futuristic facade, is just one structure helping to overcome the conservative image Munich has had in the realm of architecture since 1945. Even if you have just a passing interest in cars and engines, this is the place to see. This is also where around 15,000 of the firm's cars are handed over to customers every year. It is already one of the most popular must-sees in the city, averaging 2 million visitors a year since opening. As well as tours of the building, there are readings, concerts, and exhibitions. Tours can only

be booked via telephone or email.

The adjacent BMW factory can be toured on weekdays. Registration for plant tours (which last a maximum of 2½ hours) is only possible in advance via phone. The tours start (from 4 o'clock) and finish at the information counter at BMW Welt. Due to plant reconstruction, the tour does not include the car assembly area, which also means there is no wheelchair access at present. Reserve at least two weeks in advance for all tours. BMW Welt, Am Olympiapark 1, 80809. 01802/118822 for all tours. . BMW Welt tour €7; factory tour €8. BMW Welt is open Mon.–Sat. 9–6, Sun.10–6. Olympiazentrum (U-bahn).

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Am Olympiapark 2, Munich, Bavaria, 80809, Germany

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089-125016001-For tours


Sight Details:

  • BMW Museum: €9, €12 tour; BMW Welt: free
  • BMW Museum, Tues.–Sun. 10–6; BMW Welt, daily 7:30 am–11 pm

Updated 11/18/2013


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