Housed in a futuristic mirrored building, the BMW Museum is located at company headquarters near Munich’s Olympic Park. Inside you can find motorcycles and cars ranging from vintage Rolls-Royces to classic MINIs, with a series of interactive exhibits detailing 90 years of automobile design.
Highlights of the museum’s extensive car collection include a 1928 Dixi car, the BMW 328 that won the historic Italian Mille Miglia race in 1940, and a rare 1974 BMW 3.0 CSL "Batmobile." Museum tours offer insight into the company’s evolution and product history, while guided factory tours go behind the scenes at the BMW Group Plant for a peek into the manufacturing rooms. Additionally, some hop-on hop-off tours of Munich stop at the BMW Museum.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The BMW Museum is a must-see for history buffs and car enthusiasts.
- BMW World (BMW Welt) and all its facilities, including the museum and manufacturing plant, are fully wheelchair accessible.
- BMW World has five restaurants (Restaurant M1, Biker's Lodge, Copper’s, EssZimmer, and Restaurant Bavarie), which serve snacks, coffee, and meals.
How to Get There
Located in Munich, Germany, the BMW Museum is easily accessible by public transportation. Take the U3 subway line to either Olympiazentrum or Petuelring, Tram 27 to Petuelring, or Bus 173, 177, or 178 to Petuelring. There is a parking garage on-site.
When to Get There
The BMW museum is open year-round with the exception of Mondays. Weekdays tend to be quieter with easier bookings for popular behind-the-scenes tours. Arrive at opening time or in the afternoon to avoid the most crowded times of the day.
BMW New-Car Pickup
A special time to visit BMW World is during the pickup of a new car. Visitors who have purchased a new BMW receive personalized service and a one-on-one introduction to their new vehicle. Some pickup packages include premium tours of the plant, BMW World, and the BMW Museum.