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A new BMW Ad

I know I should loose my blogging license because I haven’t updated in SOOOO long! School and caught up to me, so it may be a while before I become totally active again. But I did want to post this ad I saw on TV for BMW…it’s pretty cool because all the cars featured are my buddies from the museum!

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BMW Begeisterung

“Begeisterung” is a German word, most commonly translated to “enthusiasm,” but one of the things I like so much about the German language is its use of word montage, creating a word out of many others or prefixes and suffixes, so that if you take it all apart you great the true meaning of the word. “Geist” I’m sure many of my English readers know. It means “spirit” or “ghost.” By adding the be- at the beginning, it becomes “en-spirited” or “inspired.” The -ung ending changes it from a verb/adjective to an abstract noun, making it the thing which creates a spirit within you.

While going through my training as a BMW Counter worker and now a tour guide, the idea of having “Begeisterung” for BMW has continuously come up. I then wanted to post about it and maybe even pass on the Begeisterung to those who read my blog! In order to do that, I thought I’d post videos about cars in the museum.

This one is about the BMW 328, built in 1936, with roadster and race car models of which only 464 were built!

This video is about the Concept Car (a high-tech futuristic car that has never been mass produced) called the BMW GINA, a.k.a. “a philosophy”:

I hope you enjoy this…and now I’ve made another video post! Yay!

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Back in February I googled “jobs museum munich” and found an job offer for the BMW Museum. At first I applied to be a tour guide, but because I had no tour guide experience at the time, it was recommended to me that I apply for the job at the Ticket and Information Counter, which I then got. In April and May I trained for the job, and in June the new BMW Museum, expanded and reconstructed, opened and I started my job there. I really enjoy working at the museum, not only because of the mixture of German, History, Art, and Cars, but also because of the people I get to work with.

When my boss found out that I was interested in the tour guiding job, she then works things out and about three weeks ago offered me a position as a tour guide at the BMW Museum! So I’ve been studying for that like crazy (I actually should be studying instead of writing this post!) But I wanted to let everyone know about this job and post some pictures, so here you go!

This is a picture of me taken in the old temporary museum

This is a picture of me taken in the old temporary museum

BMW Welt, BMW Museum, and the Office Skyscraper

Left to right: BMW Welt, BMW Museum, and the Office Skyscraper

Me working at the counter

Me working at the counter

The Info and Ticket counter

The Info and Ticket counter

Entrance to the Museum

Entrance to the Museum

The BMW Platz

The BMW Platz

Doing a bit of studying...

Doing a bit of studying...

The BMW Isetta (I'm in the background)

The BMW Isetta (I'm in the background)

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