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Deutsches Haus opens BMW motorbike exhibition

Released at: 16:25, 16/04/2018

Deutsches Haus opens BMW motorbike exhibition

Photo: Khanh Chi (VET)

Exhibition open from April 11 to 18 at Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City building in city center.

by Hong Nhung

The “100+ Years of German Precision BMW Motorbikes - Now and Then” exhibition opened to the public on April 11 in the lobby of the Deutsches Haus Building in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1, which is managed by Colliers International Vietnam.

Taking visitors through a time tunnel, five antique BMW motorbikes from a private Vietnamese collector dating as far back as 1931 are on display for the very first time, together with five of the latest models from another Vietnamese collector as the exhibition fast forwards to today.

The private collection of antique BMW motorbikes is a treat for the public from a collector who wishes to remain anonymous while sharing the love and joy of his prized possessions. “There is no better place to showcase these beauties than the very building of Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City, a flagship of the Federal Republic of Germany, the birthplace of BMW motorbikes,” the collector said. The motorbikes, dating from 1931 to 1969, have been restored to mint condition and are considered priceless given their rarity.

Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City is a symbol of the strategic partnership and friendship between Vietnam and Germany. It is the most energy-efficient green premium office building in Vietnam, with LEED Platinum Certificates. Most of the building materials were imported from Germany, reflecting German technology and precision that echoes that of BMW.

The modern BMW motorbikes are mean machines compared to everyday transport and are on loan from a collector who has an obvious taste for speed and class. The five motorbikes represent only a small percentage of his collection and he is excited to share them with the general public at such a prestigious location.

The lobby of Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City allows the character of the motorbikes to be observed in the most natural lighting. All can be licensed in Vietnam and sell at prices starting from $10,000 to $50,000 or more.

At the center of the exhibition is the largest indoor LED media wall in Vietnam, sized 1,200 inches and screening a short video of the exhibits and some rare footage.

“Colliers International is honored to have been trusted by the two collectors to share their valuable collections with the public,” said Mr. David Jackson, CEO of Colliers International in Vietnam. “As the exclusive agent and facility manager of Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City, we bring to you the newest, greenest German landmark in Vietnam. We hope this will be the first of many more cultural displays we bring to the city.”

The exhibition is open to the public daily from 10am to 8pm until April 18.

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