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BMW GROUP Werk Regensburg
Ranked #3 of 10 Tours in Regensburg
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Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

They manufacture over 300,000 cars a year at this plant. Helen, our guide, told us that last year each car was unique and that there were no duplicates. The tour includes a couple of videos that show the manufacturing steps that would be difficult to tour past. Robots, AGVs and people work together to create the cars. The manufacturing system is a logistical marvel as just each car is unique.

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Reviewed March 22, 2016

We hadn't originally planned on this excursion but we're so glad we did. To see the orchestra played out by men and machines in the creation of 1100 cars per day was really something. To see such beautiful finished products flowing through complicated processes so effortlessly was amazing. I don't think many folks wouldn't find this wonderful time spent.

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Reviewed March 19, 2016

We visited the BMW plant in Regensburg on a Uniworld Cruise in August. I was disappointed that no photos were allowed, but that was the only negative. Others have described the tour well. I will just add a few comments. There is alot of walking and also stair climbing involved. My husband had a bad back and he did not visit all the stops. For those with COPD or asthma who might be hesitant to visit the paint shop, there is absolutely no paint smell inside; they have an excellent HVAC system throughout. One does get pretty thirsty by the end of the tour but BMW provides drinks before you board your bus to go back to your boat.
I was amazed by the interaction of humans with robots. It is choreographed like a ballet. Great tour.

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Reviewed January 18, 2016

Our small group of about 12 Germans and Americans prearranged a tour in English for Saturday. After a brief video and safety briefing, we were equipped with receivers and earphones so we could clearly hear the guide. First we headed for the sheet metal stamping and welding area where almost all operations were done entirely by amazing robots that moved parts, spot-welded and applied adhesive to make sub-assemblies. Then we saw these welded together into car "skeletons".

From there we had a short walk to the painting building where the car frames were immersed in several "baths" before having four coats of primer, paint and clear-coat applied entirely by robots. (A short video showed us the "baths" while we sat in a "theatre" with assorted automotive seats.)

Then another short walk took us to the assembly plant where we finally saw lots of humans putting together the cars on the assembly line. What was mind-boggling was how so many different car models could be coming down the same line and have the right parts show up for each of the 1100 or more cars produced each day!

Our guide was excellent and we were able to view operations both up close on the main level and up a few stairs for a birds-eye view of the happenings below. Don't miss this tour, but plan ahead, especially if you want a tour in English!

Pictures were not allowed, but their official website has several excellent photos and some interesting statistics..

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Reviewed November 23, 2015

We took this tour as an option with Viking River Cruises. I can't tell you how interesting it was. We toured all the major buildings at this huge facility and saw all the processes for converting a role of steel into a fine motorcar. I would highly recommend this tour.

Thank TexKS
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