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Old 06-27-2012, 06:30 PM
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I had a great visit with Rolf yesterday. He was ready and waiting at the Munich airport as agreed to. He drove me, wife, and two kids to our hotel and took the time to point out some Munich attractions. He is a true gentleman and passionate about BMW. (don't get him started on Audi). As an FYI, he picked us up in his personal vehicle which is a 3 series diesel wagon. It was a little tight, if we had any more luggage it would have been an issue. Overall, I would recommend Rolf whole heartedly.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:37 PM
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Rolf is unfortunately going to be unavailable from Aug. 1 to Sept. 10 as he'll be on holiday in Spain. I was hoping he'd be available for my Sept. 6 arrival after all the great things I'd read about him. I'm a little disappointed I won't be able to meet him but fortunately he was able to arrange for Peter to pick us up.
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:22 AM
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Yeah same here. But Peter will be there so it should still be OK. Get to ride in a 3 station wagon
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:25 PM
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E-mailed Rolf, got an e-mail back within a few hours.. He's picking me up on July 14th.
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:35 PM
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Rolf is unfortunately going to be unavailable from Aug. 1 to Sept. 10 as he'll be on holiday in Spain. I was hoping he'd be available for my Sept. 6 arrival after all the great things I'd read about him. I'm a little disappointed I won't be able to meet him but fortunately he was able to arrange for Peter to pick us up.
I was hoping you were right with the Sept 10 date as our arrival is going to be Sept 11 and Welt pickup on Sept 12. Looks like, however, that Rolf has extended his vacation to Sept 12.

So we were offered Peter as well. The cost to our hotel was quoted at 55 EUR, does that seem in line with what you guys would expect?

Also -- we're going to need transport three more times: hotel to Welt, car dropoff to second hotel, second hotel back to airport. Is it worth trying to reserve Rolf or Peter for this or should we just plan on cabs?
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:41 PM
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I was hoping you were right with the Sept 10 date as our arrival is going to be Sept 11 and Welt pickup on Sept 12. Looks like, however, that Rolf has extended his vacation to Sept 12.

So we were offered Peter as well. The cost to our hotel was quoted at 55 EUR, does that seem in line with what you guys would expect?

Also -- we're going to need transport three more times: hotel to Welt, car dropoff to second hotel, second hotel back to airport. Is it worth trying to reserve Rolf or Peter for this or should we just plan on cabs?
I was quoted €55 too. Our hotel is a bit east of the Welt, about the same distance from the airport. Cabs would give you more flexibility but I'd expect Peter or Rolf to provide better service at a cheaper cost than a cab.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:53 PM
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Yep. 55 seems the current rate if you are east of the welt. I look forward to meeting Rolf on sept 28 when he picks me and my wife up for our ED.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:07 PM
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I had Peter pick us up for our journey from the airport to the hotel. He also took us the next morning to the Welt for our delivery. He is a great tour guide and asset for a person new to Germany. Lots of little comments about this and that was worth the added cost. The convenience of him being the driver on our first days eliminated potential confusion if we tried to navigate while tired. We paid for the convenience and won't have an issue doing again.
After the Welt, we journeyed back to the hotel via and train system.
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:42 PM
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Rolf picked us up from airport to hotel on 3rd July. He is such a soft spoken and informative person. The whole 45 min fro airport to city, he was giving us tips about various thing we might come across. One of the tip was to get the Swiss and Austrian vignates from local ADAC office in advance along with free maps of Germany and Switzerland (with AAA membership) . He also explained us the local city center map and suggested couple of places to go. Thanks Rolf !!!
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:35 AM
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Apparently I suck at searching because I'm sure this has been covered but I can't find it...

Does Rolf/Peter only take cash I assume? Obviously coming off the plane in Munich I will only have US currency. I assume ATMs are prevalent, but just wondering whether or not I need to do that right away. I emailed, nothing back yet.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:39 AM
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Apparently I suck at searching because I'm sure this has been covered but I can't find it...

Does Rolf/Peter only take cash I assume? Obviously coming off the plane in Munich I will only have US currency. I assume ATMs are prevalent, but just wondering whether or not I need to do that right away. I emailed, nothing back yet.
It may be that no one ever asked this question before. Or asked so long ago that it was marks, not euros.

The answer is yes you need euros, but stop at an ATM at Franz Josef Strauß while you are there and withdraw enough for what you think you will need.
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:32 PM
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The answer is yes you need euros, but stop at an ATM at Franz Josef Strauß while you are there and withdraw enough for what you think you will need.
OP: He means the Munich Airport. There is an ATM just past baggage claim. Rolf can show you where it is. I think that you can withdraw up to €300.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:39 PM
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For anyone looking to book Rolf -- It appears he (and Peter too) are on vacation at least until 9/16. I requested a pick-up for 9/16 but they were both unavailable due to vacation plans. Too bad I don't get to meet either of them. Looks like I'll take a cab unless someone has other car service recommendations.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:57 PM
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Peter may be available this month, as he's picking us up on Sept. 6. Rolf, though, is gone all of August through early September.
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:04 PM
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Peter may be available this month, as he's picking us up on Sept. 6. Rolf, though, is gone all of August through early September.
Sept 6 may be ok. I was told both Peter and Rolf were unavailable on Sept 16 though. Maybe there is some holiday around there (early Oktoberfest :-)
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:10 AM
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So apparently Rolf is available on 9/3

I wasn't going to try to schedule Rolf because of the info here about his vacation dates, but a few folks told me he might be available regardless of information to the contrary. So we emailed him and it turns out he is available! He is picking us up on the morning of 9/3.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:21 AM
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I just found out that Peter is now available on certain dates too -- so both of their vacation schedules might have changed a bit.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:47 PM
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So what is the current cab rate from MUN airport to BMW pickup vs Rolf?
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:27 PM
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Just e-mailed Rolf for my Nov 12th arrival into Munich.

Getting really excited about my trip!
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:19 PM
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Just e-mailed Rolf for my Nov 12th arrival into Munich.

Getting really excited about my trip!
You might need to have backup plan:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=646002
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:55 PM
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Dang...I had seen some posts about this, but I didn't realize it was current info about Rolf.

I wonder how we can get direct communication with Peter as I'd like to have the personal touch of one of these guys picking me up and showing me the ropes.

Thanks for the heads up...
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:20 PM
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Any more news about Rolf? I really hope he's recovering and will be back in business soon! I enjoyed meeting him last July when he picked me and my wife up at the airport and drove us to our hotel. He offered to give us a factory tour which we turned down. I really wish I had done that now.

Wishing him a quick recovery!
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:39 AM
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Just received an e-mail from Rolf. He said he's out of the hospital. He was responding to my e-mail asking for a airport pick up in November.

If I hear anything else, will keep you all posted.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:25 AM
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Just received an e-mail from Rolf. He said he's out of the hospital. He was responding to my e-mail asking for a airport pick up in November.

If I hear anything else, will keep you all posted.
That is great news. He had us worried for a second.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:50 AM
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Rolf was in the hospital for 6 weeks and it didn't look good - but being Rolf, he of course pulled through and is home now.

Christian spoke with him today for 15 minutes and reported that he sounded good and was happy to be home.

He hopes to return to work soon. But he has to take it a bit easy.

I'm sure we'll here more from Rolf soon.
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