BMW Museum

Am Olympiapark 2, Munich


The BMW museum was founded in 1973 as one of the first brand museums ever. The museum keeps the history of the BMW’s technical development to the company’s history under one roof. The entrance of the building is on the ground floor and has two parts reception and a cloakroom. About 125 of the famous expensive brands are shown to the public. Annually 250,000 visitors come here to see a great variety of techno things. Cars, motorcycles, aircraft and different engines from new and old times are shown to the public. The museum gives deep information to those, who are interested in technology, cars, drive and speed. As the museum provides information not only in German but also English, the info gaining becomes easier. So the only thing that the visitors need is to pay €10 for a tour without guide and €13 for a guided tour. The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday 10:15 am to 16:30. The techno museum is closed on Mondays and from December 24 to January 1.

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Open Hours:

  • Sun

    10:00 - 18:00

  • Mon

    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

  • Tue

    10:00 - 18:00

  • Wed

    10:00 - 18:00

  • Thu

    10:00 - 18:00

  • Fri

    10:00 - 18:00

  • Sat

    10:00 - 18:00

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  • Redbaron

    - 23 July 2018 -

    I've been to Mercedes & Porsche museums too. BMW museum fails to capture the excitement like how I felt in other 2. But still it is a must vist place for any auto enthusiast. There were very few classic/vintage cars on display. Neither in museum nor in BMW welt, one cannot experience the car in hand. Visitors are not allowed to be inside of cars even at BMW welt. Some of the exhibits are kept behind pillars obstructing the complete neat view of the car. 3 stars for their impressive collection and presentation of their vintage bikes & aviation history.

  • Giuliano Ribeiro

    - 10 July 2018 -

    Wonderful museum about cars and a detailed step by step on the BMW's history. You can get there by metro, by bus and by car, no transportation problem get into. There's also a complete space, to get information, to rest and have a lunch. The gift shop is not so useful but ok. You can buy the ticket by credit card but you can't pay the lunch by credit cards. Recommend visit. After this go to BMW Welt on the next corner.

  • Cally Kitty

    - 01 July 2018 -

    Great museum but ruined by the fact they nit-pick what bags can go in. Saw a ton of people going in with much bigger bags than me, but I was stopped and told to check my small bag because of how I was wearing it. Then after paying money to check (which you do get back later), no one was stopping anyone from going in with bags. Checking bags is fine but please be consistent if you're going to make people do it (specially with purses that I needed to carry some things in). Either make everyone or no one.

  • Clwyd Smallwood

    - 30 June 2018 -

    Amazing display of vehicles & motorcycles in an equally amazing building. I'm not a BMW fanatic but I could have stayed for days reading everything about each exhibit. Will be flying out to Munich to take more time over my next visit and hopefully do the factory tour for which you have to book months in advance. Go there now!

  • Ben Young

    - 14 June 2018 -

    Amazing museum for car lovers and even those who don’t love cars!?! The museum building is futuristic and architecturally beautiful! The displays tell an interesting story of BMW’s history through the use of stunning visuals and sounds. The inner scientist in people will enjoy the information and interactive components of the museum!

  • Sean Moore

    - 12 June 2018 -

    Completely awesome experience and a total bargain for students. The museum is fun even for people who aren’t car enthusiasts since the exhibits are highly interactive and provide plenty of information. A guided tour would probably be the best way to fully experience it, but it’s still very fun even without a guide. Best part is how modern and artistic the museum is. It puts most contemporary art museums to shame! Give yourself at least two hours to see the whole place, it’s packed with information and having to rush can have you leaving feeling like you missed something. It’s best to go on a weekday in the later afternoon about 2-3 hours before it closes or early in the day.

  • Gabriela Thomas-Fitch

    - 30 January 2018 -

    Visited with two toddlers and we all had a good time. I’m not a huge car fan and still was very impressed with the cars, motorcycles, engines and the history and timeline. Most of the explanations are in English and German. I enjoyed the race cars and the exhibition about the Elvis’ car. The kids were not too patient with the history, but really enjoyed the clowns and activities during family day. There are lockers to store your backpack and coats since you can’t bring them inside, a €1 deposit activates the lock and it’s returned to you at the end. The front desk has change if you don’t. For €10 the ticket (kids under 5 are free), it was time well spent.


    - 21 January 2018 -

    Wonderful place for the automobile enthusiast's! Could really see the evelution of auto industry through the eyes of BMW when you visit the museum first and then the welt! They have a huge display of cars, engines and technology.. Considerable texts to be red I'd you are really into the stuff.. I would say you can spend a whole day here combining a walk in the Olympiapark as well!

  • Michele Allen

    - 17 January 2018 -

    Pretty good museum if you are super into cars and airplanes. I got a bit board as there was not much history or other stuff to learn about other than cars and engines. There is a cool Elvis car at the end of it which is neat. My husband who is a huge car nut loved it though.

  • Ilia Levashov

    - 14 January 2018 -

    If you have a choice what museum to visit - either Mercedes-Benz or BMW, you better choose the first one. Exhibition sometimes isn't made in intuitive way and there are not a lot of old-generation models. If you're not a fan of BMW, it could be boring. And I also think that such a great company could make it better.

  • Marcos Gonzalez

    - 29 April 2018 -

    You do not need yo be a fan of motor industry, you just need to love beautifully designed car or motorbikes!!! Amazing place spent here more time than planned as the location is amazing!

  • Kıvanç Ersoy

    - 03 April 2018 -

    simply overrated

  • Behnam Bashokooh

    - 06 January 2018 -

    History presented through amazing design!

  • Elisabetta Di Reda

    - 12 November 2017 -

    Really well though out, has an area for motors, for design, for advertising, for formula 1, for their best sellers and for their company history. Last but not least showcases Elvis BMW!

  • Roman Gudkov

    - 02 November 2017 -

    One of the most attractive place in Munich. Such an awesome boys playground! Interactive schemes of engines, disassembled jet engine, and so one. Plan at least 3 hours. Download official museum app!

  • Seri K.

    - 25 October 2017 -

    Very nice display of vehicles but a bit smaller compared to some other similar museums (although same entrance fee). Two to three hours should be enough to check it all out.

  • M.Nur Me2D

    - 22 October 2017 -

    Desain of Building & Lanscape

  • Jarrod Miller

    - 04 October 2017 -

    A magnificent experience with many old-time vehicles and engines from the past.

  • Ginkipedia

    - 21 September 2017 -

    Beautiful museum about bmw! Mustseen in Munich!

  • Esam Kabli

    - 05 September 2017 -

    Must see it is 👌

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