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BMW Welt

BMW's museum, delivery center, and factory tour in Munich, Germany.

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ABOVE: An architect's rendering shows the new BMW Museum, which is located next to BMW's world headquarters. INSET BELOW: An aerial view of the complex.

BMW Welt aerial viewSince it opened in 1973, the BMW Museum has been one of Munich's leading tourist attractions. More than 200,000 people a year have visited the building next to BMW's "four-cylinder" skyscraper near the Olympic Park, making it the #2 museum in Munich after the Deutsches Museum.

A few years ago, a larger and more ambitious BMW Museum opened as part of BMW Welt, or "BMW World," which combines:

  • The all-new BMW Museum, with 5,000 square meters of exhibition space (compared to 1,000 square meters at the old facility).

  • A BMW Delivery Center, where German BMW buyers and customers from overseas can pick up their new cars.

  • A redesigned BMW Plant Tour, where visitors can see everything from the Press Shop (where body parts are made out of huge steel coils) to the Engine Construction Shop and the final Vehicle Assembly line.

For more information on BMW Welt and its attractions, visit And to get an idea of what you can expect to see during the plant tour, read our illustrated description of the BMW Regensburg Factory Tour.

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