Once a Prussian gunpowder factory, now a creative laboratory
Behind a historic brick façade on the road called Am Juliusturm in Spandau lies the birthplace of BMW motorcycles. From Mondays to Fridays, factory tours offer visitors the chance to experience the fascination of ultra-modern vehicle production.
In 1939, Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW) acquired the production facility in Spandau and started manufacturing motorcycle parts in 1949. The first BMW motorcycle made entirely in Berlin came off the assembly line in 1969.
On a site of almost 220,000 square meters with a number of listed buildings, 2,100 employees produce up to 800 motorcycles from the Sport, Tour, Roadster, Heritage, Adventure and Urban Mobility segments every day. A finished bike rolls off the production line every 62 seconds.
Not only motorcycle enthusiasts will enjoy a tour of the factory premises and production halls and the chance to take a behind-the-scenes look at how the bikes are made. It’s an opportunity for everyone to see the passion and commitment at one of the most important industrial locations in Berlin and the region.
Am Juliusturm 14-38, 13599 Berlin