Located near Munich’s Olympic Stadium, the buildings that hold the display of the newly released vehicle models and the BMW Museum are unique in comparison to other buildings in the surrounding area; it was originally designed by Viennese professor of Architecture, Karl Schwanzer in 1973 but has since been renovated to connect both BMW Welt and the Museum.
Bavarian Motor Works (shortened to BMW) owns and produces Mini and is the parent-company to Rolls Royce, they showcased cars from the three different companies inside the BMW Welt building. We saw the most dazzling of the M series BMWs and Minis that weren’t so miniature but were naturally spacious (which is good) and more tech-filled than I thought they could be. There was also a Rolls Royce Ghost that they displayed, though most of the group thought the Ghost was just the Rolls Royce you’d buy if you didn’t have Phantom money.
In the Museum, we got to see structures built to tell us of the company’s past and it was all just visually satisfying. Nothing I can type down on my mother’s ancient computer can explain to you the amount of work put into what was presented in the museum. They showed everything from bikes to boats to planes to the nicest of sport cars. They could have easily stuck pictures and words on walls about how the company has developed over the past 99 years, but instead chose to actually show you with exact replicas of old models.
I can definitely say that I know a lot more about the company than I did an hour prior to visiting and I couldn’t say no to looking at cars.