Now that I’ve finally compiled my Bavarian drives of the sublime BMW M240i xDrive Coupe and excellent M440i xDrive Gran Coupe, as well as my educational visits to the Munich Motorworld, the BMW Welt, the BMW Museum, the Porsche Museum and the Mercedes-Benz Museum, in addition to my side trips to BMW Group Classic, the […]Read more "An Auto-Otaku in Munich 2021: From Munchen with 💖, random city sights"
As impressive as the rest of the museum is, there is one hall in particular that I’d reckon for those of us who live and breathe cars, is simply jaw-dropping. Filled with automotive legends and magical machines that have triumphed in competition, the hall of the silver arrows. I’m pretty sure that on any other […]Read more "An Auto-Otaku in Stuttgart 2021: Visiting the Mercedes-Benz museum Part 3"
I’m sure we have all played this game a few times in our lives. The dream car garage game where you’d be asked (or you would ask yourself), money notwithstanding, what 3 cars would you have in your forever garage. Whilst the third car on my list has constantly evolved as I got older, I’ve […]Read more "An Auto-Otaku in Stuttgart 2021: Visiting the Mercedes-Benz museum Part 2"
Spectacular, spectacular. That’s pretty much how I’d sum up the massive Mercedes-Benz museum. Spanning nine levels, 16,500 m² of floor space and over 1,500 exhibits documenting not only the history of the marque but of the automobile itself, the beautifully curated Mercedes-Benz museum is an automotive otaku’s dream come to life and worthy of an […]Read more "An Auto-Otaku in Stuttgart 2021: Visiting the Mercedes-Benz museum Part 1"
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"