Taking in BMW Welt and Neuhaser Straße, Munich, Germany.
The city of Munich has a number of great spaces in its inner urban centre, including some attractions surrounding the Olympic Games of 1972 that were held in Munich, Germany. We’ve always taken the time to take in its various sights and explore all that Munich has to offer in its lifestyle.
This post is one chapter on our trip to Malta, Italy and Germany. This trip was enhanced through Marriott Bonvoy Elite Status and credited to Alaska Mileage Plan and Air Canada’s Aeroplan. For more information on how this trip was booked, please see our trip introduction here. For other parts of the trip, please see this index.
Read More from This Trip
- Trip Introduction: Valetta Gozo – Malta, Venice – Italy, and Oktoberfest Munich – Germany via Air France Business Class
- Air France Business Class: Vancouver – Paris
- Air France Business Lounge: Paris Charles de Gaulle Terminal 2F
- Air France Business Class: Paris – Munich
- Lufthansa Airlines: Munich – Malta
- The Westin Dragonara Resort, Malta
- Boating to Gozo and a last look at the Azure Window, Malta
- Swimming on the Island of Comino and Exploring the Coastal Caves of Malta
- Wandering in the Walled City of Valetta, Malta
- Lufthansa Airlines: Malta – Frankfurt
- Lufthansa Airlines: Frankfurt – Venice
- The Westin Regina Europa, Venice, Italy
- Getting Lost in the Streets of Venice, Italy
- Is a Gondola Ride through the Canals of Venice worth it?
- Air Dolomiti: Venice – Munich
- The Westin Grand Munich, Germany
- Drinking at the Beer Garden at Hofbrahaus, Oktoberfest, Munich, Germany
- Taking in BMW World and the Alstat, Munich, Germany
- Air France / KLM Business Lounge, Munich Terminal One
- Air France Business Class: Munich – Paris
- Air France Business Lounge: Paris Charles de Gaulle Terminal 2E – Concourse L
- Air France Business Class: Paris – Vancouver
Activity: Taking in BMW Welt and Taking in BMW Welt and Neuhaser Straße, Munich, Germany.
We took the train from Oktoberfest and headed for a walk downtown from Karlaplatz. It turned into a beautiful sunny day, which was great for simply wandering around.
We wandered around Neuhauser Straße while MrsWT73 did some shopping. After realizing that I was happy to support her shopping endeavours by giving her freedom, she cut me loose after about 30 minutes and I headed up to Olympia Zetrum and went to check out BMW Welt (World).
BMW Welt / World:
For those that aren’t familiar with BMW Welt, the concept is that it is the flagship showroom for BMW products. It is also the location where you can accept delivery of your BMW in the European Delivery program. Typically, those purchasing through the program get several days of European auto insurance to drive the car in Europe, then self deliver the car to a depot for worldwide shipping to eligible countries that participate in the program.
The BMW Welt is situated near the Olympic Grounds from 1972’s Olympics in Germany.
These people on the top level have the fortunate experience of collecting their new car today.
The showroom has all the models and is free of sales staff that hover over you, making it a pleasant way to spend time looking at cars.
The building seems a little more commercial than the last time I was here. The facility now features displays of Mini and Rolls Royce which they had acquired since 2007 on my last visit.
I managed to sit in a 5 series BMW 530d Touring (wagon)- which unfortunately isn’t available or imported into North America. I had to settle for a 535xi Grand Turismo for the extra space.
I didn’t have time to go to the wonderful BMW museum this time, but the short visit was a great way to spend an afternoon for any car enthusiast.
Music at Odeonsplatz:
I returned back to the Odeonsplatz and met up with MrsWT73 whom had completed her shopping conquests. The last item on the list was a trip Starbucks for a travel mug. We wandered up through Munich towards Odeonsplatz, passing by the Ander Music Festival where people were out on the patios enjoying bands rockin it out.
Lady Luck was with our side today and we happened upon a limited editionOktoberfest mug, which we had never seen before.
We were pretty knackered by this point, having spent the last 3 days hitting the payment hard in Venice and here so we opted to go back to the Westin Grand Munich hotel. We had dinner in the lounge not super inspiring but an easy way to unwind after such an early wake up and preparing for our early morning start the next day.
What I thought about BMW Welt:
Munich remains one of my favourite European cities to explore. While it doesn’t have those landmark sights like the Eiffel Tower or the Tower of London, it does have wonderful experiences in it’s inner city centre in a city that is highly approachable, especially for car enthusiasts like me.