Thursday, March 19, 2009

Isettas: At Home in BMW Welt

Munich, capital of Bavaria, is the home of Bavarian Motor Works, BMW, and their new museum, BMW Welt (World), opened only last June, 2008. It consists of a high-tech pathway through a series of seven concept-boxes on multiple levels. Dream-like interactivity is everywhere, even the walls have moving images projected from within; and the walls speak to you in English or German depending on where you stand. There is a huge touch-panel display where you can explore the company history on your own.

BMW began, of course, as a motorcycle company and about 80 of its greatest motorcycles are displayed and explained. The cars range from the two seat Italian designed Isetta which was propelled by a BMW motorcycle engine, through the emergence of premium sports cars in the 60's and 70's through the racing champions leading up to today.

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