Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) is one of the largest companies in Munich. It was founded in 1913. BMW started off by building aeroplane engines. Then in 1923 they started building motorbikes. After that in 1928 they began producing cars.
Shortly after the Second World War, BMW's factories were dismantled by the Allied Forces. The company was then only allowed to make household utensils and bicycles. In 1950 BMW began producing cars again.
The main attractions for visitors to BMW is the four-cylinder BMW tower and the bowl-shaped museum next to it. The museum shows the technical development of cars and motorcycles as well as having some exhibits about the history of the company.
I am not interested in cars but enjoyed looking at the Rolls Royce. There is also a pleasant cafe and clean toilets in the museum.
I have no particular interest in cars, but if you do, the cylindrical building of BMW, and its adjoining museum must be a mecca. When we passed by, they were expanding it, so this photo shows a bit of a building site, but you can still see heaven for the car lover.
I must confess that I was not interest in this building ... perhaps I was interest in see it from outside as at avery guide of the city you will find it ...
Very near the Olympiapark, you can see it from it and from its tower ... Inside there is a Museum ... I didn't get in because there where thousands of things I wanted to see and feel more that this ... but I can imagen it must be very interesting
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Although it's not part of the Olympic Park, it overlooks it from across Lerchenauer Strasse and is an impressive piece of architecture in its own right. The four cylindrical office blocks represent the four cylinders of the cars that BMW make, and just beneath the office tower is BMW Welt, a cup shaped building that used to host the BMW museum. This building no longer hosts the museum, which is to be placed in the new BMW Welt building on the opposite side of the street.
In the meantime there is a temporary museum underneath the Olympic Tower.
The BMW building was opened in 1973 and is one of most knowns buildings at Munich's skyline.The building has also an interesting museum where you can learn the history of BMW motors and technology.
The museum will be closed till 2007 for some renovations.I didn't had the time to see the interior of that building ,this picture was taken from my bus so is not a very good one,you can see just a part of the building,sorry about that!!.
One of the best known buildings in Munich, and in Germany, is the BMW building. You'll know it when you see it - it's a 19-storey edifice designed to look like a four-cylinder engine. Located close to the Olympic stadium, it houses the BMW museum: more than 400 BMWs to keep you, and the kids, happy for an afternoon or more.
One of the few buildings that have been built from the top to the bottom and the bowl shaped BMW museum
The headquarters of BMW, this has the whole history of the company and all the different cars they have made.
BMW's headquarter building is shaped like a four-cylinder engine.
BMW aficionados may want to make a pilgrimage to the BMW museum for the history of the company.