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    K75 Preservationist k75s's Avatar
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    Going to Germany...

    I will be going to Germany on business trip end of January, so I am pretty sure will not be planning any time for riding. Will be in the Heidelberg area and will have a few days vacation. Looking for suggestions for visiting:

    - BMW dealers
    - Assessory companies like Hornig or Wunderlich
    - motorcycle museums

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    FUKENGRUVEN SURVIVOR akbeemer's Avatar
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    I lived in and around Heidleburg for almost 6 years. Can't say I know where any of the things you asked about can be found; there is a BMW dealer of course, I just do not recall where it is. I can recommend a few places to eat. Zum Golden Rose in Kirchheim a few miles out of town is great; the Wormser on the Hauptstrasse down near the university is a pit... but I loved it. Walking the Hauptstrasse, the castle and strolling on the Necker are all worth your time.
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    The Vintage BMW Motorcycle Owners club website has a great list of museums on this page:

    http://vintagebmw.org/version6/index.php?q=node/24

    Scroll all the way to the bottom. I can definitely recommend the Zweirad Museum in Neckarsulm and the two Technical Museums in Speyer and Sinsheim. At Sinsheim you can climb up into a Concorde and a "Concordsky" (Tupelov), among other planes on display. I recall that Speyer has a sub you can go through. The Zweirad Museum is in the hometown of NSU and has a lot of NSU bikes.
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    Wunderlich is 210 kilometers away in Sinzig. You'd take the A61 towards Bonn.

    Touratech is just as far away in another direction.

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    +1 on the Sinsheim Tech museum.
    They have a lot of really neat machines; a good number of automobiles and also motorcycles. You could easily spend half a day there.
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    There's a museum of transportation technology in Berlin, or at least there was in 1988. I think it was in an old locomotive house, as I recall.

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    Might want to check this place - http://www.knopftours.com/Web-Site/Hello.html - I always intended to do it, but never made it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 108625 View Post
    There's a museum of transportation technology in Berlin, or at least there was in 1988. I think it was in an old locomotive house, as I recall.
    I was there a few(3?) years ago. It's interesting but not great.
    The tech museum in Sinsheim is orders of magnitude better, IMO.
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    I couldn't exactly leave West Berlin at will to go exploring other museums.

    Later on, I was stationed in reunified Germany, and as with my other overseas assignments, most of my sightseeing was not directed towards transportation technology.

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