Travel to Munich – or Munchen as local Germans call it – and you’ll likely plan to visit the traditional Beer Garten , sample the schnitzel and admire the rugged foothills and romantic Bavarian castles along the way. I did all this on my recent trip to Germany – part of the European holiday awarded to me by BMW Canada for retaining my top selling position nationwide. But the single most important stop I had to make: a tour of the birthplace of my favourite brand, the Bavarian Motor Works factory. A direct flight from Vancouver saw us land in Frankfurt, the major hub for Lufthansa, 9.5 hours later, the bulk of which was spent watching three movies on my personal 10-inch touch screen monitor. I had arranged to pick up a rental car at the airport, but immediately requested an upgrade to the new 2011 BMW 5 Series
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when I saw they were available. Insurance issues prevented me from indulging though, as I planned to drive from Germany to our next destination, Prague. Instead, I was handed to keys to a much less dynamic family oriented 4-cylinder wagon with a 5-speed manual transmission.
By Cary Lau BMW Gold Sales Master