Sunday, March 21, 2010

BMW Welt Munich: One of the coolest things in Europe (if you love cars)

This weekend, I train-jaunted to München for a couple days, meeting some friends from Katterbach clinic and wandering around town. Munich is incredibly walkable and I'd guess liveable also. (I sort of wanted to move there.) Yesterday we walked around town to the Marienplatz (where the famous clock is- they were having a Vegan fest!), Viktualienmarkt (food and nicknacks), a flohmarkt and then to the Hofbrauhaus for several hours before dancing into the wee hours of the night. Very fun.

Today a few of us headed to BMW Welt, where the Munich plant is located, with a showroom of about twenty new BMWs and adjacent museum with cars, planes, engines, motorcycles dating back to 1918. Pretty amazing. We were there for several hours. I could've stayed all day.

The last section we walked through before leaving was a spiral ramp around the rotunda of the museum. At the bottom of the rotunda sat an inspiration car with the following written on different parts of the car:

"Protect me from what I want."
"Lack of charisma can be fatal."
"Monomania is a prerequisite to success."
"You are so complex you don't respond to danger."
"The unattainable is invariably attractive."
"What urge will save us now that sex won't?"

Very interesting indeed. I would go back. I thought it rather fitting that the 1972 Olympic park is right next door- both are full of wonderment and inspiration.

(I am sorry no pictures.)


Dee J. said...

I want to go there. I know I would love the inspiration car and Ross would prefer one of the new floorroom models! Pictures coming???
See you in 40some days.

Anonymous said...

It was really a lovely weekend. I think I'll end up in Munich a lot when the weather's better. -- Sara