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Wolfsburg, Germany — visiting the Volkswagen City

20 YEARS OF AUTOSTADT More than three million vehicles have been handed over to their new owners in the world's largest automotive delivery centre since it opened its doors in 2000. [photo: Photocredit: Carovilano, Francesco / DZT]
20 YEARS OF AUTOSTADT More than three million vehicles have been handed over to their new owners in the world’s largest automotive delivery centre since it opened its doors in 2000. [photo: Photocredit: Carovilano, Francesco / DZT]
Wolfsburg Castle [photo: Axel Hindemith / Public domain, CC CreativeCommons retrieved 2020]
Wolfsburg Castle [photo: Axel Hindemith / Public domain, CC CreativeCommons retrieved 2020]

Wolfsburg, Germany, in a nutshell

The Volkswagen City

Wolfsburg was founded in 1938 with the purpose to house the Volkswagen workers, however, during war times other vehicles were built here, too.

Wolfsburg has some top attractions and certainly evolves around Volkswagen. The company has not only its factory here but also operates ‘Autostadt’ which is a theme park and at the same time pick-up location for your car.

Sightseeing Highlights

Autostadt (CarCity) / VW Themepark

Wolfsburg Autostadt Car Towers [photo: Photocredit: Landmann, Lars]
Wolfsburg Autostadt Car Towers [photo: Photocredit: Landmann, Lars]
Autostadt Overview [photo: Photocredit: Schulz, Marc-Oliver]
Autostadt Overview [photo: Photocredit: Schulz, Marc-Oliver]

In the 25 hectare of park and lakes you can embark on a fascinating journey of discovery in the world of automobiles. Get information on the plans and visions of the Volkswagen Group and its brands and participate first hand in their latest developments.

Notable: the 2 auto towers where the new cars are housed which are ready for pick-up by their owners.

Address: StadtBrücke, 38436 Wolfsburg

Web: https://www.autostadt.de/

AutoMuseum Volkswagen

In an area of about 5000 square meters 1140 exhibitions are displayed. Visitors get a comprehensive impression of automobile history, from old-timers, various design-studies, up to prototypes.

Open Fri.- Sun.: 10.00 a.m.- 6.00 p.m., closed between Christmas and the new-year.
Admission: ca. 6 Euro (adults)

Dieselstraße 35, 38446 Wolfsburg

Web: http://www.automuseumvolkswagen.de/

phæno – Die Experimentierlandschaft

Germany’s unique Experimental Landscape embedded in spectacular architecture by Zaha Hadid. On an activity area covering over 9,000 square metres, phæno’s guests have a host of multifarious opportunities to discover and explore the thrilling world of these phenomena. 250 interactive Experimental Stations form the centre of attraction, which invite visitors to try things out for themselves and follow their own research inclinations.

Address: Willy-Brandt-Platz 1, 38440 Wolfsburg

Web: https://www.phaeno.de/

Wolfsburg Planetarium

With the aid of cutting edge technology the Wolfsburg planetarium portrays lifelike views of the starry night sky, sun and moon. A myriad of fiber optics supplies more than 9000 twinkling, brilliant stars. Uncounted microprocessors control special projectors and allow planets to jump through years and millennia in the blink of an eye.

Address: Uhlandweg 2, 38440 Wolfsburg

Web: https://planetarium-wolfsburg.de/

Wolfsburg Castle

Wolfsburg Castle [photo: Axel Hindemith / Public domain, CC CreativeCommons retrieved 2020]
Wolfsburg Castle [photo: Axel Hindemith / Public domain, CC CreativeCommons retrieved 2020]

The Wolfsburg is medieval lowland and water castle in North Germany that was first mentioned in the records in 1302, but has since been turned into a Renaissance schloss or palace. It is located in eastern Lower Saxony in the town of Wolfsburg named after it and in whose possession it has been since 1961. The Wolfsburg developed from a tower house on the River Aller into a water castle with the character of a fortification. In the 17th century it was turned into a representative, but nevertheless defensible palace that was the northernmost example of the Weser Renaissance style. Its founder and builder was the noble family of Von Bartensleben. After their line died out in 1742 the Wolfsburg was inherited by the Counts of Schulenburg. [Wikipedia, see Link below]

Address: Schloßstraße 8, Wolfsburg
Web: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfsburg_Castle

Attraction review by Tripadvisor: Schloss Wolfsburg (Wolfsburg Castle)

Wolfsburg, Germany, Visitor Info & Getting Around

Population

Ca. 124.000 (2019). Fluctuation minimal.

Airport

The closest major airports are Hannover, Bremen, Berlin.
The closest regional airport is Braunschweig-Wolfsburg Airport (IATA: BWE, ICAO: EDVE) located in Braunschweig, Germany.

Public Transportation

WVG – Wolfsburger Verkehrs GmbH. Operates the public transportation: busses and trains.

Web: https://www.wvg.de/

Location

Located in middle Germany in the state of Lower Saxony. 40 miles (65 km) east of Hannover and 100 miles (160 km) southeast of Bremen. Also, ca. 120 miles (192 km) west of Berlin

Tourism Office (in German: ‘Fremdenverkehrsamt’)

M.PUNKT Wolfsburg
Mobilitäts- & Tourismus-Zentrum
Willy-Brandt-Platz 3
38440 Wolfsburg

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