Near BMW World, the automaker's main plant offers a fascinating two-hour tour
Where the magic begins
Before or after visiting nearby BMW World, hardcore car enthusiasts will want to schedule a tour of the "mother ship", the main BMW plant where some 7,700 employees build more than 950 cars and more than 3,000 engines per day. The visit takes a bit over two hours, covering all aspects of the manufacturing process - the cutting of the chassis steel; assemblage of the motors; installation of the sophisticated electronics and accessories; righ up to the final paint job. It's one of Munich's most popular attractions, so book ahead at firstname.lastname@example.org.