Finally at home.

The last station of the #SocialTestride was Munich.

The lucky participants.

The lucky participants.

In the imposing BMW world, tour guide Anika Schulze greeted the five local participants Mike, Lukas, Josef, Matthias and Doris. Anika actually works at the German Aerospace Center. But as an enthusiastic motorcyclist, she is of course happy to have firm ground beneath her feet. Before the exciting day, there was a quick round-up of the BMW product range. In the building, which has since between one of the city's most popular tourist attractions, customers often excitedly receive their new vehicles. As was the case for our participants – for a day, at least.

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Typical Munich, somehow.

Typical Munich, somehow.

At the latest since the famous expression "Laptop and Lederhosen" it became clear that Bavarian conviviality, along with tradition, are not ruled out by innovative progress. The C evolution is very much living proof of this. Munich is often referred to fondly by its inhabitants as Italy's northernmost city thanks to its relaxed, enjoyable way of life and stylistic awareness. And just like on the other side of the Alps, everyone rattles around on two wheels through the hectic big city traffic here as well. Ideal testing grounds for the innovative mobility concept of the C evolution.

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The finest moments of the tour.

We are quiet.

We are quiet.

The participants of course knew how much attention the C evolution had drawn on its previous stations. As BMW prototypes are not such a rare sight in Munich, this was expected to be a quiet day. But this turned out to be far from the case: in the English garden, at the famous Eisbach wave, the Isar floodplains, on the boulevards, or at the Schloss Nymphenburg – the C evolution once again turned many heads and raised many questions. Above all, people marvelled at how the maxi-scooter glided almost soundlessly. But luckily, the dry mouths of the always forthcoming participants headed over to the Waldwirtschaft ("Forest Inn") in Grosshesselohe in the morning.

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All stations of the #SocialTestride in Munich at a glance.

Station 1: BMW world.

Station 1: BMW world.

The starting point for the #SocialTestride Munich was the BMW world. The building, opened in 2007 by the architect's office COOPHIMMEL(B)LAU, is an exhibition hall, restaurant and café, museum, delivery hall and recreational resort. The impressive construction is both a place of communication and of knowledge. In short: it really is a little world of its own. And of course the ideal starting point to discover the world city with heart.

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Station 2: Forest Inn.

Station 2: Forest Inn.

When the sound of gravel is underfoot and everything smells fresh and fruity, then you know you are in the right place and among good people. Or quite simply: in the beer garden. The Waldwirtschaft Grosshesselohe (Grosshesselohe "Forest Inn") was the second stop for the fleet of modern mobility. Here on a high plateau above the Isar, they enjoyed a typical Bavarian snack for lunch. Beneath the huge chestnut trees at the 'WaWi', they were served blonde beer - alcohol-free, of course - while light jazz, not a brass band, provided a rhythm and kept spirits high.

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Station 3: Special guest.

Station 3: Special guest.

Munich is not only home to BMW Motorrad, but to a great deal of motorcycling expertise as well The #SocialTestride met up with a real expert when it comes to e-mobility in the Brandhorst Museum: C evolution product manager Dorit Mangold took the time to have a coffee with the group. The unique facade of the building, made up of 36,000 colourful ceramic rods, of course provided a wonderful motif. Recorded on film and image and shared with the world on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Just like a #SocialTestride should be.

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Station 4: Transport museum.

Station 4: Transport museum.

Housed in three listed trade fair halls on Theresienhöhe, the museum presents exhibits from the fascinating history of transportation. Here the five e-riders find out how electromobility started over a surface area of over 12,000 square metres. And they marvelled at the technology progress and the rapidly changing challenges when it comes to transport and mobility. And they re-mounted their C evolutions filled with a deeply rooted feeling of pride. After all, on the electric maxi scooter, they were indeed a very real part of a mobile revolution.

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Station 5: Restaurant 181.

Station 5: Restaurant 181.

The finale of the fifth and final #SocialTestride flies high one more time. But not into the Alps, but to the famous Olympia tower, erected for the 1972 Olympic Games. With a breathtaking view over the Bavarian metropolis, not to mention a delicious evening meal, the participants savoured the final moments of the day in peace and quiet: 192 metres high, it takes 53 minutes for the revolving restaurant to turn through 360 degrees. And so over the course of the meal, the participants were able to precisely trace the streets they had taken on their cruise through the city, while at the same time enjoying unparalleled views into the Alps.

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