Back when I was researching for things to do or places to go (other than shopping) for my short stay in Stuttgart, I came across a couple of blogs and vlogs about a little wine-making medieval town not too far from the city centre by the name of Esslingen Am Neckar. With archaeological evidence that […]Read more "An Auto-Otaku in Stuttgart 2021: Sunrise in Esslingen Am Neckar"
Picking up from where I last left off is a stunning 935 with a livery I’m sure many of you grew up with, even if you weren’t a fan of racing! Yes, ladies and gents, the iconic Martini stripes. Whilst this beautiful livery was applied way back in 1977, (even before I was born), the […]Read more "An Auto-Otaku in Stuttgart 2021: Visiting the Porsche museum Part 2"
Sited on an area covering 5,600 square metres and featuring over 80 rotating exhibits from their collection of over 300 rare and historical vehicles (almost all kept in full running order), the Porsche museum is not really a museum per se, with little deep insight into the history of the brand or the people behind […]Read more "An Auto-Otaku in Stuttgart 2021: Visiting the Porsche museum Part 1"
4 years ago on my first trip to Germany, my entourage made a brief lunch stop at the Porsche museum in Stuttgart whilst en route towards the Nürburgring and ever since then, I’ve always wanted to return. On this trip, I finally made the journey to the capital of the Baden-Württemberg state. Whilst figuring out […]Read more "An Auto-Otaku in Munich 2021: Towards Stuttgart and lunch at Christophorus"
Visiting the Dachau memorial isn’t fun. There is little happiness to be felt and it is a depressing place to be in, often uncomfortable and at times, even chilling. Its serene and almost surreal atmosphere decades after liberation presenting a macabre contrast to the immeasurable atrocities committed within its walls. A visit to Dachau is […]Read more "An Auto-Otaku in Munich 2021: A sombre morning in Dachau"
With my automotive escapades done and dusted with quite a bit of the day remaining, I headed back into town to play tourist for the rest of the afternoon. One of the lovely things about visiting Munich is just the sheer number of attractions scattered across the city mere steps away from each other, making […]Read more "An Auto-Otaku in Munich 2021: Touristing for a day, visiting the Residenz and attempting another schnitzel"
Having covered both the BMW Welt and museum with plenty of time left for the day, I figured a quick pop into the gift shops wouldn’t hurt since I wasn’t in any rush to go anywhere. Whilst the museum also has its own little gift shop, it is as I mentioned, on the small side […]Read more "An Auto-Otaku in Munich 2021: A quick peek into BMW Group Classic"
With quite a number of exhibits within the vast halls of the BMW Museum, it’s not easy picking a favourite, or even a few favourites. For me, this showcase of retired racing legends is one of them. The cars in this hall might be the same as my initial visit four years ago, yet they […]Read more "An Auto-Otaku in Munich 2021: Visiting the BMW Museum Part 2"
For most people, I’m pretty sure a visit to Munich wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the Hofbräuhaus beer hall. Personally,I reckon your holiday to the Bavarian capital wouldn’t be fulfilled until you paid a visit to the BMW Welt. And that visit to the Welt? Well, that’s of course not going to be […]Read more "An Auto-Otaku in Munich 2021: Visiting the BMW Museum Part 1"
Considering it takes over 13 hours to reach Munich by plane from Singapore, it always makes plenty of sense to add in a couple (or more) of days of self-exploration whenever there’s an opportunity to travel to Germany. It is a lovely country with beautiful scenery, great (though with disproportionately large amounts of) food, lovely […]Read more "An Auto-Otaku in Munich 2021: Visiting the BMW Welt"