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Old 05-07-2019, 12:06 PM
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Hi,

Just got my appointment date and time to pick up my 2020 M340i in Munich. Haven't been to Munich in many years and I have several questions:
  • First, would appreciate some recommendations as to where to stay that is relatively close to the BMW headwaters where we'll pick up the car.
  • What is the best way to get from the Munich airport to a hotel? Is there Uber in Munich?
  • Any other thoughts or recommendations?

I sincerely appreciate any recommendations or advice

Thank you
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Although there are closer hotels, I can recommend Munich Marriott, It's a little over 2 miles from the Welt, walking distance to a U-Bahn station (although you have to change lines to get to Olympiazentrum station) and in a good neighborhood. I stayed there for my last Euro Delivery and plan to stay again in July. However, if you want convenience and a short walk to the Welt, there is Arthotel ANA im Olympiapark and then a couple of others slightly further away. It's a budget option You can see them on Google Maps.

As for getting in from the airport, isn't pick-up at airport and transportation to Welt or hotel included in the Euro Delivery price?
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Hi,

Just got my appointment date and time to pick up my 2020 M340i in Munich. Haven't been to Munich in many years and I have several questions:
  • First, would appreciate some recommendations as to where to stay that is relatively close to the BMW headwaters where we'll pick up the car.
  • What is the best way to get from the Munich airport to a hotel? Is there Uber in Munich?
  • Any other thoughts or recommendations?

I sincerely appreciate any recommendations or advice

Thank you
Congrats Rsnic! Hope you have a blast in Europe.

(1) As darkwing56 noted, Munich Marriott is pretty close. There's also Hilton Munich Park and a number of other places to stay. When you get your Euro Delivery Welcome booklet, it will also list a number of recommendations as well.

(2) Best way to get to a hotel from the airport is to use the complimentary limo service that BMW will provide. They'll send you more info on that about 2-3 weeks before your delivery date.
You can use an Uber, taxi or the metro for the short trip to Welt.

BMW uses a company called Premium-Drive now. It used to be Sixt. If you see Sixt as the service in the documentation BMW sends you, it's old info. (I just did ED on 4/25 and ran into this issue)

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[*]Any other thoughts or recommendations?[/LIST]
A few thoughts on travel beyond Munich:
Bavaria is one of my favorite areas in Europe. It is very scenic and, if you are a history buff Bavaria is where Hitler got his political start. Nuremberg was the site of his big political rallies and the trial of the Nazi bigwigs

On the scenic side there are King Ludwig's castles, the Alpine Road and of course the Alps. It's also a great area to enjoy the occasional beer or three.

If you have any plans for travel beyond Munich this Forum is a great source.
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@Trinitony, @ GivRofF36, @DarkWing56,

First and foremost, thank you all for your thoughtful responses!

I haven't, as yet, gotten any booklet from BMW NA's Euro Dept, hence my questions.

Your recommendations on hotels and airport rides are most appreciated.

Though I had spent about 10 years in Germany (am retired Army), had completely forgotten about NeuSchwanstein, Schloss Linderhof and, of course, Garmisch; definitely will be on our itinerary. Additionally, will be the day of driving on Nubrugring (which I did in 1970 with my new Opel Ralleye Kadette -- yup, believe it or not). Will also spend a few days in Munich after we return the car before flying back.

If you have any other thoughts or recommendations, I truly welcome them

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As ex-military you might enjoy visiting Oberammergau where they still have the NATO school. The locals love Americans, especially vets. Hitler's secret jet factories were hidden in nearby mountainsides. If you get a chance, try taking a ride on the Rodelbahn just outside Oberammergau. It's basically an alpine roller coaster but far more scenic. The chairlift takes forever to take you up the mountain to the starting point. We were up above the snow line last May. The descent is absolutely thrilling. I can't wait to go back.
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If you have any other thoughts or recommendations, I truly welcome them

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It would help to know the age/composition of your group. What particular interests. How long will you have the car before drop off.

Since you spent 10 years in Europe with the military it seems unlikely to me that we will have any travel suggestions that you have not already had - but we are game to try!

Since ED cars seem to take an eternity to return home, your plan to drop your car off in Munich several days before you return home is a good plan. That way your car gets a bit of a head start on its return journey. And Munich is one of the better locations to drop off if you are, like most of us, anxious to have your car return home quickly.
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It would help to know the age/composition of your group. What particular interests. How long will you have the car before drop off.

Since you spent 10 years in Europe with the military it seems unlikely to me that we will have any travel suggestions that you have not already had - but we are game to try!

Since ED cars seem to take an eternity to return home, your plan to drop your car off in Munich several days before you return home is a good plan. That way your car gets a bit of a head start on its return journey. And Munich is one of the better locations to drop off if you are, like most of us, anxious to have your car return home quickly.
@Trinitony,

Well, I have already thought of Schloss Linderhof, NeuSchwanstein, Gramisch, Obberramagau, Rothenburg, Nuburgring, and perhaps the Low COuntries.; both of us are retired and we'll have the car in Europe for 2 weeks before we drop off and fly back

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I'm on my last day of Euro Delivery. A couple of things that I didn't know were..... The change in limo service, Saturday Delivery is available, Saturday drop off is available in Munich(all require four day advance request for drop off appointment).
BTW The insurance provided does not cover you on "race track surfaces". Be careful about going to the Ring.
Have fun. I can't believe I've never done this before.
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Hi,

Just got my appointment date and time to pick up my 2020 M340i in Munich. Haven't been to Munich in many years and I have several questions:
  • First, would appreciate some recommendations as to where to stay that is relatively close to the BMW headwaters where we'll pick up the car.
  • What is the best way to get from the Munich airport to a hotel? Is there Uber in Munich?
  • Any other thoughts or recommendations?

I sincerely appreciate any recommendations or advice

Thank you
Getting from the Airport to Hotel, BMW pays for SIXT to take you, it's normally a 7 Series, ours was a 750dL it was the one with the triple turbo diesel engine and the driver would nail the throttle every chance he got, it was amazing how fast that car was.

We stayed at the Sheraton WestPark https://www.marriott.com/hotels/trav...estpark-hotel/ It was comfortable and it was fully remodeled in 2016. There is a U-Banh station in front of the hotel. There is a U-Banh station next to the welt.

We took an Uber from the hotel to the welt the morning of pickup.
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Congrats Rsnic! Hope you have a blast in Europe.

(1) As darkwing56 noted, Munich Marriott is pretty close. There's also Hilton Munich Park and a number of other places to stay. When you get your Euro Delivery Welcome booklet, it will also list a number of recommendations as well.

(2) Best way to get to a hotel from the airport is to use the complimentary limo service that BMW will provide. They'll send you more info on that about 2-3 weeks before your delivery date.
You can use an Uber, taxi or the metro for the short trip to Welt.

BMW uses a company called Premium-Drive now. It used to be Sixt. If you see Sixt as the service in the documentation BMW sends you, it's old info. (I just did ED on 4/25 and ran into this issue)

Enjoy!
Interesting and sad.... What kind of car did they pick you up in?
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Interesting and sad.... What kind of car did they pick you up in?
Not sad at all. It was still a 7 series vehicle and a very nice driver. Same process, but just found out the hard way about the change when I sent an email to Sixt and they promptly replied that they didn't do the shuttle for BMW anymore.
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Rather odd...I hope

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Not sad at all. It was still a 7 series vehicle and a very nice driver. Same process, but just found out the hard way about the change when I sent an email to Sixt and they promptly replied that they didn't do the shuttle for BMW anymore.
I'm in Vienna now and picked up my 2020 430i convertible on the 6th. I thought it was very odd that the BMW brochure hadn't been corrected with the proper limo pick-up information but i got it figured out.

By the way, if you're dropping off in Vienna, the email address is also wrong for making that arrangement. You should write to [email protected]. She is extremely helpful. Any other email address will 'kick back' and 'lagermanx.com' was never right to start with.

I'm really glad that the people in charge of the brochures and BMW North America website are not the ones who manufacture the automobiles.
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We picked up on May 6th as well. I also ran into the same problem about the Limo company change. The new service was very prompt and accommodating especially since I had procrastinated to the very end. I emailed them prior to boarding my flight and they had replied by the time I arrived in Munich and had a driver there to pick me up.
What I found to be more stressful was arranging for car drop off in Munich on Saturday. I played email/phone tag with Loginout for several days. In today's environment there is no excuse why this shouldn't be as easy as clicking boxes on a web site or app.
This was my first ED and will definitely not be my last. I only kick myself for not doing it with my previous cars. Overall a great experience. We did 1600 miles in one week.
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What I've been doing on my most recent EDs is heading out to Loginout right after picking up my new car. We pre-arrange our drop-off paperwork so that on the day we fly home we only need to park the car in their spaces. We hand them the second set of keys and fill out all necessary forms at the start of our European holiday. We usually head home on the weekend as it is and most flights back to Newark or Philly leave early in the morning.
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[*]First, would appreciate some recommendations as to where to stay that is relatively close to the BMW headwaters where we'll pick up the car.
I stayed at a really budget pension.

Pension Weiss
Motorstraße 64, 80809 München, Germany•+49 89 35847862

Kind of far to walk but can shorten the walk by taking the U-Bahn one stop. It's northeast of the BMW Welt on a small dead end street near Frankfurter Ring.

Very basic but no complaints.
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