Bayerische Motoren Werke AG—better known today as the BMW Group—marked its 100th anniversary on March 7th in Munich this year.
When arbiter of opulence King Ludwig II ruled Bavaria in the 19th century, he was renowned for his extravagant castles and for dressing with a flourish of style. “The dream king,” as he was known, also insisted on wearing Roeckl leather gloves, which helped the brand earn recognition as an official supplier to the royal court of Bavaria.
As ale-culture gospel doth decree, Munich and beer go hand-in-stein. Germany’s third-largest city is world-famous for its hallowed Oktoberfest when, at the height of the annual festivities, it hosts some seven-million visitors.