BMW Museum

BMW Museum, Munich: Hours, Address, BMW Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Hundreds of thousands of people visit BMW's four-cilinder BMW tower and the bowl-shaped museum next to it each year. The museum showcases the technical development of cars and motorcycles and also has some exhibits about the history of the company. Many old cars and motorcycles are on display along a spiral ramp that curls along the inside of the bowl-shaped building.
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  • Olympiazentrum • 5 min walk
  • Petuelring • 7 min walk
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MayfieldParrish
Denver, CO1,054 contributions
Awesome BMW! This is a really unusual attraction. It takes a historic company through the past to the present. The history is laid out so it is relatively easy to follow. Everything about the museum from the architectural design to the exhibits is awesome. It is forward leaning just like the company. They have everything from their airplane, motorcycle, boat and car engines as well as racing equipment. The museum itself is laid out in a circular design that goes up a ramp. It is seriously 1/2 of an art museum the way they show off the car designs! If you combine the BMW Welt and the grounds you almost have a full day of attractions just on BMW.
Written March 24, 2022
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609monikap
Murnau, Germany93 contributions
This was my second time at the BMW Museum in 2 years and I still think it's wonderful. The condition of the exhibits is incredible. My children were every time especially thrilled by the permanently mounted motorcycles, on which you are allowed to climb as a visitor and take your own photos there. There are always temporary exhibitions in the museum and it's best if you don't come during a construction or dismantling phase. Overall, the modern museum gives a great overview of BMW's work in the past, the history of BMW's motorsports and a look at new ideas for vehicle development.
Written July 27, 2021
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Bilbo
Milton Keynes, UK123 contributions
Couples
Thoroughly enjoyed this "must do" guided tour of the BMW Museum in Munich. Arrived to explore the future of BMW in the Bowl Building. Then rested at M1 Bistro on the terrace before the guided tour started. The guided tour is very informative and relaxing in the new 3-storey building and covers history of motorcycles, aircraft engines and cars, including 2 cars used in James Bond films. Several years from design to production and I now appreciate how much effort BMW apply to maintaining their exemplary reputation. I would also like to thank our guide for a job well done and there was time after the guided tour to revisit and take photos.
Written September 19, 2020
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GuySeabrook
Seabrook Island, SC272 contributions
Couples
This may be the most incoherently laid out museum that I can remember; a gallery of aircraft engines is laid out next to a gallery of cars next to a gallery of motorbikes, but there is no thread or narrative holding it together. It’s not quite chronological, nor organized by product family - it has beautifully positioned and polished vehicles but no story. The section at the end, on the future of autos, may be the most coherent. The gallery acknowledging BMW’s use of slave labor in WW2 is appreciated. The building is a wonder, as is the BMW Welt building opposite.
Written May 21, 2022
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Reinier
Goirle, The Netherlands11 contributions
Family
Me and my 2 sons (4 and 9), petrolheads, went on a museum trip in south Germany. Porsche and Mercedes museum both 10 euro admittance (kids free), and both were awesome (spent multiple hours in each) for adults AND kids. BMW museum charged us 17 euros, and was a one hour deception. Just 2 race cars, not a single car where the kids could sit at the wheel, and also the souvenir shop a bit boring and overall more expensive than Porsche and Mercedes.

Bmw racing engines alley and m1/m3/m5/m6 platform were not dissapointing i must say.
Written February 12, 2020
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JB
Pacifica, CA1 contribution
Couples
A beautiful building, but a VERY WEAK display of cars. I expected to see at least 120-150 classic BMW street and race cars. Less than 50 were on display. Only one lonely 2002 series example? One example of the most iconic sport sedan in automotive history?

Almost no race cars, except for one Sauber F1 car bolted to a wall, and one 60's F1 car.

I've seen much nicer private collections in both Florida and in California.

A fairly decent display of classic BMW motorcycles.

The static displays of sustainable engineering tech were pointless and boring. And the Cold War / Berlin Wall history section was totally out of place in a car museum.

This museum was not worth the €10 admission unless you know absolutely nothing about BMW and are starting from scratch.
Written February 20, 2020
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Alex R
8 contributions
You need about 2 hours here. Many cars and closeup displays. You can have some up and personal with engines and vehicles. Some of the layout of the museum is confusing and the engine alley is a narrow dead end. I have to say if you had to visit one the Mercedes museum is hands down the best.
Written July 19, 2022
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Tom Pijnappel
Sydney, Australia12 contributions
Friends
Was a really cool experience. Also for people who don't have anything with bimmers. The entrance fee is only €10 which you'll bring to two different sections. Where as one of the sections is mostly about the future of cars/BMW. The other section is more history and technical aspects. Really nice, many variations so definitely worth the money.
Written February 29, 2020
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Will T
Dublin, Ireland28 contributions
Friends
Came here with some visiting family, one of which really wanted to visit here. The museum has some very nice vehicles laid out for view and a lot of info accompanying them. I really enjoyed viewing the motors and the cut outs letting you peer inside.

However there were a good few visual and interactive elements that seemed to be broken, an example being a journey map projected onto a map of Europe that showed a racecar's journey ending in the middle of the North Sea. At least three interactive menus in one of the engine rooms were broken, the controller was a car's centre console control which i thought was a touch! but honestly was surprised to have these issues in a BMW museum.

I think there could have been more interactive elements, the issues should have been resolved. Overall I think it was OK.
Written August 1, 2022
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Philip N
Sydney, Australia73 contributions
Friends
This museum is well positioned near the U Bahn so transport to or from is not an issue. Obviously it is a serious plug for BMW but in saying that it is interesting. From motor bikes to cars it can be quite a lot to take in. The walk is quite lengthy and may be an issue for people who would rather see a more compact display. You will need to allow at least a couple of hours so if your planning on seeing this museum than heading to the Olympic Site you will have to allow enough time.
Written January 29, 2020
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