I looked at the tickets, and looked at the line, and read the signs in German, and asked "do we need to stand in the ticket line, when we already have tickets?" J asked, we didn't, away we went. The elevators in the grand atrium take you to the top and the tour starts there. The tour runs in a circle around the building, going down layer by layer. What a fantastic collection and what a fantastic space. Well worth the day.
When we finished we went outside and discovered that there was a football game in the Mercedes stadium across the street, the streets were closed, the buses were not running. I braced for a long walk. Just then a taxi turned the corner, I waived, he pulled over and picked us up, taking us back to the hotel.