The BMW Museum takes new approaches by integrating contemporary architecture with the historic buildings, in the same way that the brand is always setting new and innovative benchmarks for engineering and design.
During construction between and , the museum bowl was restored to its original state. Contemporary architecture was integrated into the newly-created, larger space consisting of a surrounding ramp and seven individual exhibition areas.
This glass-and-steel architecture strikes a deliberate contrast to the bowl. To the outside world, it appears as a massive, self-contained concrete sculpture and its interior is dominated by the character of an open space, whereas the architecture of the low-rise building is more urban in nature.
BMW developed an awareness of its history during the very first years of its existence. In as early as , its first products were displayed as not-for-sale souvenirs in a room at the Munich plant.
This evolved into the plant museum, which was upgraded with a new historical exhibition in In the late s, the BMW board decided to build a new administration centre, for which the Viennese architect Prof.
Karl Schwanzer won the international tender. BMW has him to thank for the forward-looking BMW Tower ensemble, featuring an independent museum building in the form of a silver-grey bowl.
The BMW ensemble was officially opened on 18th May The exhibition in the new building consisted of a fairly simple display of exhibits, which did not intrude on the characteristic architecture of the museum.
Over the years, the increasing number of visitors turned the BMW Museum into one of the most frequented company museums in Germany.
It displayed three permanent exhibitions during its first 30 years. You can explore the highlights of the history of BMW Welt by clicking through our milestones.
You do have to book several weeks in advance. Well worth it, so recommend to keep trying. You could also try calling: How do I pre book for a party of 8 adults to see the museum and factory?
Response from joghiue Reviewed this property. Go on bmw welt in english and for sure you can book for group. Attraction for a 7-year-old?
Hi, We will be in Munich for our holiday 6 July - 11 July. We are a couple in mid 30s and a 7 year old son. We will rent a car during our stay.
Are there any other attractions you would recommend us? Any other amusement park around? Especially on these days, are there any festivals? We are not so much museum type, but museums especially welcoming to kids would be perfect.
And we do not like walking a lot. See all 4 replies. There is a toy museum in the old town hall in Marienplatz.
Just round the corner, Viktualienmarkt which is a regular food market but could be inetresting to both kids and adults.
Watch the surfers on Eisbach. As soon as weather conditions are friendly the surfers are there. Climb the steeple of Old St Peter for the view.
Munich - Good city for a short break with a 7 year old? Hi to everyone on the Munich forum, I realise there are a few threads relating to holidays with children in Munich but would still be grateful for any advice.
I am looking for somewhere to take my son aged 7 for a city holiday in July or August, probably for 5 nights, just him and me.
It is supposed to be a trip which has something educational but also lots of fun. His only request for the trip was to go to a museum with vehicles.
After looking at a few European cities Munich is looking See all 6 replies. There are also some adventure playgrounds you could visit so your son wont be bored: We have 4 adults and 1 child 10 years old and will reach Munich airport at 6: We plan to go to Munich central station to drop off our luggages at the hotel in central station.
Then we plan to go to Neuschwenstein castle and back to central station on the same day. Should I buy group airport city day ticket to travel from airport to central station?
And then buy group Bayern day ticket from See all 2 replies. The relevant key performance figures are regularly compiled and assessed.
Communication with external interested groups and authorities is always carried out through or by agreement with the BMW Group press offices responsible.
It is our stated aim to keep these promises and continue to develop and improve on an ongoing basis in order to continuously raise the standards we have set ourselves.
BMW Welt opened its doors on 20th October — the culmination of years of planning. After the decision to build BMW Welt was approved in the late s, the next burning question was the choice of a suitable site.
It was evident that the new event and delivery centre had to be built on a location steeped in history, near the present BMW buildings.
The best idea was provided by a competition open to all architects. During one of his presentations, Professor Schwanzer was suddenly called out.
When he returned, he told his students: He too was called out: From planning and preparation in to the grand opening in , you can explore the highlights of the history of BMW Welt by clicking through our milestones.
The planning phase ended on 1st August with the start of construction work: The Parkhaus West and the Park-and-Ride areas were cleared for the building project.
During the specialised underground civil engineering work between January and June , soil was excavated to a depth of 14 metres. The celebrations for the laying of the foundation stone took place before work started on the building shell on 16th July , with the then Bavarian Prime Minister Dr.
At the beginning of , the numerous architects and construction staff started on the structural steelwork and the first sections of the building began to be visible.
Facade construction also proceeded swiftly as the building took on an increasingly concrete shape. The topping-out ceremony was held on 1st July Once the building had been completed, detailed finishing and interior decoration got underway, glass sections were installed, the roof was closed over, and the biggest crane on the construction site was dismantled.
Work then started on the assembly of the photovoltaic system. A total of invited guests and press representatives celebrated this great moment together.
Since opening its doors in October , BMW Welt in the north of Munich has become a real crowd-puller, and now ranks among the five most popular sights in the Bavarian capital.
BMW Welt is the first event and delivery centre in the world to receive a certificate based on the automobile norm VDA 6.