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      07-08-2009, 08:36 PM   #1
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BMW Welt - Picking up my M3

Hey all,

I'm picking up my M3 on August 18

Does anyone have advice on what I should consider??

-Tips at Welt?
-Anything I should ask for?
-Hotels/hostels?
-Ideas for driving around Munich?

What am I missing?
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First let me say congrats!! I personally think european delivery is the bestway to buy a new car. I had a blast when i went!
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...ghlight=munich

With that said. There are tons to see and do there. How many days are you planning to stay?

After that we can help you with some driving routes and places to stay.
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      07-09-2009, 10:58 AM   #3
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I just got the production number.

I arrive in Munich on August 17th and I'm picking up on August 18th. I'm fly back on August 23rd.

So, I do have some time to enjoy!

Ideas certainly appreciated.
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You have hit the jackpot: Munich is one of the best cities, but seems under the radar.

(1) Decide, what you want to do
(2) plan, plan your drive/tour
(3) stay near downtown so you can walk: yes, you're picking up a BMW but parking is scary and tight! - hence it's stressful to park w/ a new car ... but if you don't worry about that then no worries;

I did not want my new M-car to have some extra 'scars' from our Euro Tour. Hence, dropped off before Paris.

You can use the excellent U-bahn to get downtown; or wherever.

It's all ahead of you and it's a splendid experience. Enjoy


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I didn't do European Delivery on my order, but I'll surely remember to give great importance to it next time around.

From what everyone is saying, it's one hell of an experience!
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Hey all,

I'm picking up my M3 on August 18

Does anyone have advice on what I should consider??

-Tips at Welt?
-Anything I should ask for?
-Hotels/hostels?
-Ideas for driving around Munich?

What am I missing?
It depends on how long will you stay in Munich and/or EU itself. You dinifintely have to try their beers. It is the best!!! IMHO, one of the best part in EU delivery is the planning on where to go and places to see. Of course, driving the new M3 in the Autobahn is one of them.
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      07-10-2009, 02:19 PM   #7
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I'm thinking:

Munich to Prague
Prague to Vienna
Vienna to Budapest
Budapest to Strasburg
Strasburg to Munich
Munich to Los Angeles

That's about 1700 km or 1065 miles...excluding the Munich to LA segment
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Congrats on your new M3. You will have a great experience with the Euro delivery, especially at the BMW Welt. I just came back yesterday from my Euro delivery trip of my M3 and stayed in Europe for 2 weeks. I traveled to Northern Italy, Switzerland and Germany and covered 2400 miles.

I stayed at a hotel close to the BMW Welt ( 15 min walking distance from the Hotel ) and they also have a garage where I parked my car the day I took delivery. You can use the website booking.com ( It's a priceline.com subsidary ) and they provide some good rates and also will give you options to choose the room type and parking. They have a map and will point out where the hotel is, and will display hotels around it as well. You can use that as a good reference.

Your route seems like a good option and nice cities you are going to visit.If you are going to have a navigation system that will be a real time saver when traveling in Europe, and also you can use that to find hotels in the city you are in in-case you don't have a specific itinerary.Enjoy the great beer, wine and food !

I would highly recommend to go on the factory tour on the day after your delivery process is complete, and also visit the BMW museum.

U-Bahn ( underground ) is very convenient and it took only 10 min on the train to get to the City Center from where I stayed in Munich. I looked around and had great beer and food. There is a u-Bahn station right next to the BMW Welt and you can get there if you plan on staying in the city center. Enjoy your Euro delivery !
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I didn't do European Delivery on my order, but I'll surely remember to give great importance to it next time around.

From what everyone is saying, it's one hell of an experience!
Coolness: so you got your Dream Machine - 'grats.

Yes, ED is a must in one's life.



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I'm thinking:

Munich to Prague
Prague to Vienna
Vienna to Budapest
Budapest to Strasburg
Strasburg to Munich
Munich to Los Angeles

That's about 1700 km or 1065 miles...excluding the Munich to LA segment

Usually you don't want to drive more than 3 hours a day so you can spend more time in each city.Prague is about 3 hours from Muniich,Vienna/Salzberg about 3 hours south.I would add Cesky Krumlov,CZ after Prague and before Austria and skip Budapest this time.Be sure and get toll stickers in CZ as well as Austria ( you also need to buy goofy orange safety vests in Austria for you trunk. Stickers run about 10e and the vests are 14e each.
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Hey all,

I'm picking up my M3 on August 18

Does anyone have advice on what I should consider??

-Tips at Welt?
-Anything I should ask for?
-Hotels/hostels?
-Ideas for driving around Munich?

What am I missing?

Well I am interested too.

I pick mine up in 4 days at ze WELT!
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I pick mine up in 3 weeks!
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Great...after you pick up the M3, be sure to come back here and let us know what we need to do!
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Hey all,

I'm picking up my M3 on August 18

Does anyone have advice on what I should consider??

-Tips at Welt?
-Anything I should ask for?
-Hotels/hostels?
-Ideas for driving around Munich?

What am I missing?
You be missing the Welt factory tour as they are close until August 24... I am going there to pick up on August 13th.
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      07-15-2009, 02:17 AM   #15
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Coolness: so you got your Dream Machine - 'grats.

Yes, ED is a must in one's life.



http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=277009
hahahehe.....Yup, I finally got my baby! Thanks again man!
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Gents, Does anybody know whether or not you can do a ED for Australia?
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Australia! No idea. Don't see why not, however, it should be on the BMW Australia website, assuming they have one.

I've heard that EU delivery is not really cost-effective for Canada and it may be the same thing for AU.

Good luck!
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I am going to be there in a week and change so I'll be sure to update this thread while I am there or start my own
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Thanks DemoDave - I spoke to my dealer here in Oz... he didn't even know about Euro Delivery... lol. I would say that due to tax as well as the fact that we drive on the "right" side of the road (car) - hehe... might be a problem.

Anyway... would love the experience... perhaps I should make friends with someone doing a Euro Delivery! haha

Good luck/enjoy for those guys doing Euro Delivery.
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Hi all,

Here's the plan, approved by the girl I'm taking:
Arrive in Munich on the 17. Dinner, walk the streets, and enjoy the sites...
Pick up the car on March 18...lunch in Munich...
Drive to Prague...two days in Prague...
Drive to Salzburg...two days in Salzburg...
Return to Muinch for and spend one day before departing...

I'll post pictures when we return...

If anyone goes sooner...be sure to share thoughts
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Hi all,

Here's the plan, approved by the girl I'm taking:
Arrive in Munich on the 17. Dinner, walk the streets, and enjoy the sites...
Pick up the car on March 18...lunch in Munich...
Drive to Prague...two days in Prague...
Drive to Salzburg...two days in Salzburg...
Return to Muinch for and spend one day before departing...

I'll post pictures when we return...

If anyone goes sooner...be sure to share thoughts

Nice, lucky girl, europe trip, new M3, and expense pay for by nice BF...

ENJOY
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Usually you don't want to drive more than 3 hours a day so you can spend more time in each city.Prague is about 3 hours from Muniich,Vienna/Salzberg about 3 hours south.I would add Cesky Krumlov,CZ after Prague and before Austria and skip Budapest this time.Be sure and get toll stickers in CZ as well as Austria ( you also need to buy goofy orange safety vests in Austria for you trunk. Stickers run about 10e and the vests are 14e each.

+1 for Cesky Krumlov, and on the drive back stop at České Budějovice (Budweis), the true home of Budweiser Budvar!

Passau or Regensburg also interesting.
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