Located next to Munich’s Olympiapark, BMW Welt offers a dazzling immersion into the world of one of Germany’s most famous car manufacturer. A stunning range of temporary exhibitions provides visitors with a glimpse into the company’s history as well as its technological innovation. BMW Welt is an essential visit for any car enthusiast, but is also a sensory extravaganza, ensuring all the family can enjoy whiling away a day here.
BMW Welt is a showcase for BMW products, a conference centre and an events hub. The building itself is an architectural marvel. The size of an aeroplane hangar, the Welt is an example of iconic ‘double cone’ geometry, and a fantastic mixture of glass and steel that utilises solar power to augment the building’s heating.
Inside, visitors have the opportunity to enjoy 60-minute guided tours (special architecture tours are also available). Naturally, some of the most state-of-the-art vehicles are on display, with opportunities to hop into the driver’s seat of some, or straddle a motorbike. BMW Welt also has much to offer children, including the Junior Campus, where youngsters can learn about mobility, science, engineering and can even design their own vehicle in workshops.
The centre is also known for its occasional spontaneous theatrics, including motorbike tricks and stunts on the stairs. The exhibitions come thick and fast here too, with notable recent themes being electric car concepts devoted to sustainability, the Mini and a spectacular display of Rolls-Royce models.
As you might expect, retail is not neglected at BMW Welt, with the BMW Welt Lifestyle Accessory Shop offering everything BMW from t-shirts and caps to models, books, luggage and photographs. An eclectic range of food and drink options at BMW Welt complete what is an exhilarating automotive experience, and a fascinating glimpse into the world of one of the world’s most famous brands.