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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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    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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    Germany...

    Thanks everyone, this gets me started.

    I especially liked the places to eat recommendations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k75s View Post
    Thanks everyone, this gets me started.

    I especially liked the places to eat recommendations.
    It's a REAL downer, but if you get the chance (nothing in Germany is more than 8 hours away).. go to Dachau.

    I won't say lifechanging, but will remember it forever. i went when I was 9 years old, and remeber it like it was yesterday.

    A LOT of castles around Heidelberg.. used to be a lot of breweries too, but I know with the change of laws to allow Anheuser Busch into the country a lot that I remember are out of business.

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    One of my favorite things to do in Germany was to go on a Volksmarch. These are 10 or 20 Km walks through the Germany countryside, normally done on Sundays. The typical Volksmarch is held in a small village. The walks start as early as 0700 hrs. and there is normally a fest tent with coffee and pastries for before the walk and beer and brats for after. We used to go to run them; on more than one occasion I found myself 40Km from home having completed a 10Km run and having gulped a liter or more of beer... all before 0900hrs. And, you typically got a stein or huge medal for your efforts.
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