BMW CLASSIC'S MUNICH EXPERIENCE
With spring in the air, the BMW Museum in Munich, Germany has a surprise for the new season: from April, visitors to the Museum can book a three-hour tour that takes in the BMW facilities as well as Munich's most important sights. And the real attraction is that this ride through the city can be enjoyed in the back of a classic BMW automobile.
When it came to selecting the cars for these excursions, the BMW Museum dug into its automotive treasure trove. Going back to the 1930s, there is a BMW 326 Cabriolet and a BMW 335 Cabriolet to choose from. The flair of the 1950s is embodied in a BMW 502 Cabriolet, while the BMW 3200 CS Cabriolet is a very rare specimen, with just one of these open-top models having been built.
The BMW City Tour takes place on the first and third Sunday of each month from April to October. Tours begin at 11.00am and 3pm. Participants are driven from the BMW Museum past the BMW Tower and on to BMW Welt. The chauffeur then takes them to the nearby BMW plant, which is not normally open to visitors. Afterwards, the route takes them to BMW Classic, with its priceless vehicle collection, and down Leopoldstrasse to Odeonsplatz. The tour goes on to trace the ring road around the old centre of Munich, allowing passengers to discover the city's historic sights from the comfort of a majestic automobile.
Next stop is the flagship BMW showroom on Lenbachplatz. After a welcome and viewing of the exhibits, the return journey heads along the Olympiapark and back to the BMW Museum.
The entire excursion takes around three hours. At the end, participants are presented with a gift box containing a certificate of participation, an entry ticket to the Museum and a Museum guide.
The package costs 90 euros per person/seat and can be purchased at the BMW Museum information counter. For further information, visit www.bmw-museum.com