THE HOME OF
A former airport near Maisach, about 30 kilometres west of Munich, has been home to the Driving Academy since September 2012. The location, where military and subsequently civil aircraft took off in the past, is now home to one of the largest road-safety training sites in Southern Germany – the ultimate in driver training for passionate petrol heads over a total area of 130 hectares. This is where both experienced drivers and novices learn how it feels to have total control of a car in extreme and dangerous situations. As well as numerous regular training courses, the Driving Academy also offers beginner drivers from the local area around Maisach the opportunity on several occasions each year to take part in a free driver safety course – as a progression after driving school.
The Driving Academy is much more than just a training ground. It is simultaneously a completely unusual and first-class location. Just the right thing for active driving incentives – with employees, customers or business partners. Based on the Meet & Drive concept, the Driving Experience team plans, organises and realises workshops, training sessions, seminars and meetings – completely in line with your individual requirements. Discover the area and its many opportunities for corporate groups, agencies and private individuals.
As well as driving pleasure and safety, another topic also enjoys top priority at the Driving Academy: sustainability. The entire site is a nature reserve, in which rich and unique flora and fauna have established themselves. This is something the BMW Group would obviously like to preserve, and is committed to doing so. BMW Group adheres strictly to the requirements of the Bavarian ministry of the environment when maintaining the premises and with regard to wildlife conservation.
OF THE DRIVING ACADEMY
USE IN MAISACH
THE NEW BMW M4 COUPÉ
SAFETY COURSE …
Whether someone who has recently passed their driving test or a passionate drifter – our wide range of driver safety courses means we have the right course for every need. They ensure safety and confidence behind the wheel. In the latest range of BMW and MINI vehicles, you learn all you need to know to master everyday traffic. Meanwhile, the drift courses with the new BMW M4 Coupé are tailor-made for more advanced drivers looking for a special adrenalin kick. We also offer a range of attractive driver safety courses for professional drivers and motorcyclists.Training courses & areas
Whether you are looking for an individual training course or an extraordinary event for your employees, customers or business partners: the BMW and MINI Customised Experience guarantees you a driving experience tailored perfectly to your needs. For example, you can combine a seminar or workshop with a special driving course for your guests. Or hone your driving skills on a personal training course. Whatever you have in mind, let our incentive team inspire and advise you on a personal basis. We can adapt to suit your needs.The Academy as an event venue
MASTERS OF THEIR TRADE.
All the instructors working at the Driving Academy or at one of the racetracks featured in our range of courses have been through a rigorous selection process before being allowed to conduct their first training courses. A one-day trial is followed by a demanding two-week basic training. This is then reinforced with further courses, in order to reach higher instructor levels. However, our instructors are already among the best in their profession before they even begin their training. Some of them work in BMW development departments alongside their roles as instructors, while others are employed in the police force. A number are actually racing drivers. A fine example is Claudia Hürtgen, the chief instructor at the Driving Experience. For years she has enjoyed a successful touring car career and regularly competes at 24-hour races in Dubai, Spa-Francorchamps and at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. Claudia Hürtgen is responsible for selecting and training instructors.Experts
The skills course presents the BMW X models and its drivers with the typical challenges they will face when they go off-road later, but in a controlled environment.Read more
The dynamic area consists of three irrigated circuits with a diameter of 42 metres. These were designed specifically for practicing understeer and oversteer – controlled drifting, if you like.Read more
At a length of 1.8 kilometres, the circuit is a pure joy to drive on. Here, participants can practice handling the car in realistic conditions. Only those who have given high-paced braking and steering manoeuvres a try are really ready for everyday situations out on the roads.Read more
THE DYNAMIC AREA,
The dynamic area, incorporating four irrigated practice areas, can be used to simulate obstacles safely, and to change the nature of the road surface.Read more
THE BMW HALL.
The converted aircraft hangar, which is a listed building, offers an outstanding location for all kinds of active driving events. The flexible hall welcomes up to 400 guests into a unique mixture of off-location and historic building.Read more
THE RECEPTION BUILDING.
Welcome to the heart of the Driving Academy:
the reception building. The bright, friendly and inviting reception building is the place you arrive at when you come to the grounds.
HOW TO GET THERE.
The shortest way towards driving pleasure: Be it by car or by S-Bahn. That’s how you get to the Driving Academy Maisach.Directions
HOW TO GET THERE.
BMW und MINI Driving Academy
Am Vorfeld 1
Phone. : +49 (0)89 329033000*
*At the current local rate.
If your navigation system does not recognise this address, please enter “82216 Maisach-Gernlinden” as your destination. You will be guided to the B471 and then onto the St2345. In about 200 metres, follow the signs at the roundabout for “BMW und MINI Driving Academy Maisach”.
WITH THE S-BAHN.
If you are arriving with the S-Bahn München, take the S3 direction Mammendorf and exit at the “Gernlinden” stop. From the central station, it takes about 26 minutes.
Exit the S-Bahn station “Gernlinden” to the left in the direction the train is travelling.
Then walk towards Heinestrasse, which turns into the Brucker Strasse. Follow the Brucker Strasse about 750 metres. When leaving Gernlinden, you will cross the St2345 and you will reach the street “Am Vorfeld”. Once you pass by the caravan site, turn right immediately and you will be at the main entrance of the BMW und MINI Driving Academy.
(About 30 minutes walking time)
Travelling from Munich / A8: Überacker:
Take exit 78 “Dachau / Fürstenfeldbruck” for the B471 towards Lindau / Fürstenfeldbruck / Maisach / Olching.
Follow the B471 for about 5 kilometres and then exit onto the St2345 in the direction of Olching / Maisach / Gernlinden.
After about 1 kilometre, take the third exit at the roundabout and follow the sign “BMW und MINI Driving Academy Maisach”.
Continue down this road “Am Vorfeld” for about 1 kilometre and turn right after the caravan site on the right hand side.
After about 30 metres you will come to the main entrance of the BMW und MINI Driving Academy.