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      05-05-2011, 09:50 PM   #45
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Hey guys I'm picking up my car June 17th at 4:00pm @ Welt! I'm thinking about my itinerary I wonder if any of you have some advice?

Here's the plan:

Arrive in Munich around 8am on June 17th. My friend will be joining me from Koln at the same time. We will go to the factory tour and the BMW museum and then go to my 2:30 appointment to pick up the car.

The plan is to stay in Munich and have some beers that night. So we'll probably head to a couple of bars but if you have any recommendations I'd love to hear about it. I wonder if there are any festivals that night in Munich?

Next morning we would like to wake up and drive to the ring, but we are in no rush. I was thinking we can take a long way around through the Swiss alps maybe? I would love to get some great pictures of the 1m in the countryside.

We do not plan on driving the ring until Sunday so we literally have ALL DAY Saturday to make this drive. Does anyone have any scenic recommendation as to how we should drive from Munich to the ring? I would love to meet some of you fellow enthusiasts along the way if you're interested, of course if there was an opportunity to take photographs with some other 1ms in the alps I think that would be incredible!

Finally, I will be at the ring on Sunday June 19th and if any of you out there plan on being there please let me know we should meet up.

Looking forward to hearing your recommendations!

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My (1 Euro Delivery completed) advice:

1. Skip "staying in Munich for beers" after you get the car. If you must do the Munich tourist stuff, which I do recommend, then get there a day or two early. Once you get the car, don't PARK it: drive it!

2. I agree with another response: go to the Black Forest. Head south to Neuschwanstein, then west along the southern border of Germany. Come up, maybe stop in Stuttgart (visit Porsche if you'd like!), then head to the Black Forest. You can spend the night there.

3. From there, head north to the 'ring.


My route in 2008:


Munich
Garmisch
Fussen
Ulm
Stuttgart
Donaueschingen
Freiburg im Breisgau
Beaune, France
Paris


Basically same thing I'm suggesting to you, up through Freiburg. That's where you'll head north and I headed SW into France.
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      05-05-2011, 11:54 PM   #46
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2 quick things to add: I was at the ring two weeks ago and a guy took his euro delivery M3 for a lap with the export tags on. So i wouldn't sweat it. Also, in case you didn't already know, Hofbrauhaus is pronounced HofBROYhaus, not HofBROWhaus like most Americans say.
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      05-06-2011, 12:52 AM   #47
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Oh, did they change something?
Did you explicitely ask about the "Ausfuhrkennzeichen"?
Yes i did. "Ausfuhrkennzeichen" are not allowed. Because the admission is limited to a short period of time. They had some accidents and coud not determine the drivers who caused the accident.

Maybe they do not take it as accurate. Is it worth a try.
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OP ..... your date is fast approaching .... did you decide on a final route? Thanks to all the posters for the great info ... I just received production number and will probably have August delievery so I appreciate this thread!
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Hey fellas I am super grateful for the information you've shared, it has been critical in guiding my plans.

OK as it is now I arrive at 8am and my delivery appointment is at 2:30 with the factory tour somewhere in between I believe at 11. I probably should have waited a day but I'm trying not to take that much time off of work, also I had booked my flight a long time ago and it was too late to change it. I travel a decent amount and although I expect to be tired I think the adrenaline will push me through the first day at least. I imagine I'll be done with the delivery, then go to the hotel, take a nap, and then have a beer at hofbrauhaus (thanks for the pronunciation tip Spiderz). Go back early to get some rest, then wake up early on Saturday to drive to the ring.

I figure I'll take Skyphab's route, with a detour in Stuttgart if time permits. I guess it all depends on how long it takes to get through the black forest. I'm grateful to the guys that are warning about the drive and conditions along the way, I am not ignoring your advice only using it to be even more cautious than I would normally be. I'm not taking any chances with my car, I've been dreaming of this day for too long.

I waited too long to book a hotel, I found the last room at this hotel...

Hotel Garni am Bowenberg
Auf Brohl 7
Niederzissen, 56651
Germany

I think it will be better to be closer to the Autobahn as it will be at the end of a long day of driving. Also I do not expect to spend too much time there, Literally we will sleep there and wake up to go to the ring early the next morning. By the way, I do not expect to have too much luggage, but is there a locker at the ring to store bags, etc? I will have to check out of the hotel so I will not have a place to put things that I don't want jumping around in the trunk.

The day of the ring I will buy a few tickets and test the waters. Hell they might not even let me on! If this is the case I hope I can find a rental company that will have something available for rent for the day, or at least for a few trips. There is currently no Ring Taxi correct?

So I will follow advice and let others go out there and prove they are the best driver for the first hour or so that the ring is open. This is great advice! It is similar on open track days here sometimes. The demo lap sounds like a good idea. They will ride along in my car or they will drive my car? Or will we go in one of their cars. Also I do not even want to have a helmet on because I think a helmet makes me drive harder, no need for one correct?

I hope to spend the entire day on the ring, even if not driving all the time, I want to meet others and see the great cars that go out there. That night I will probably go back to Koln with my friend and sleep at his house, and wake up early the next morning to get to my return at 9:30am in Frankfurt. This actually makes me very nervous. How is traffic on Monday? How long should I plan to drive from Koln to Frankfurt? Should I stay in a hotel closer to Frankfurt? I do not mind to wake up early, I have the entire day to sleep on the plane. I just want to make sure and get to the return appointment on time and not miss my flight of course.

Yikes I have a lot more reading to do. Thank all of you for your support. Seriously 1addicts has been a real support group for this crazy process from deposit (December 12, seems like ages ago) until now! Crazy thing is I still won't have my car until August, but honestly seeing that some people are still waiting for allocations I just thank my lucky stars my car is waiting for me already in Germany.
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