Autostadt

Wolfsburg – 142 miles (228 km) west of Berlin.

http://oceanadesigns.net/envira/arctic-green/ Autostadt GmbH
Stadtbrücke
D-38440 Wolfsburg

WEB: https://www.autostadt.de/start
Web language: German, English and Japanese
TEL: +49 (0) 5361 400

MUSEUM TYPE
This is a theme park that includes stylish car museums and car sales showrooms owned and operated by the Volkswagen Group.

OPENING
363 days a year 09:00 – 20:00
Check website for national holiday closures.

DESCRIPTION
Volkswagen has been making cars in Wolfsburg, Germany since 1939, when the Volkswagenwerk was completed and the first Beetle, then known as the KdF, came off the assembly line.

The Autostadt is a visitor attraction adjacent to the Volkswagen factory with a focus on cars. The Autostadt covers more than 28 hectares and offers a range of opportunities to experience Volkswagen Group brands (Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT, Škoda, Lamborghini and Porsche) in special pavilions. There are other exhibitions focusing on sustainability and other themes.

Other areas to explore include the ZeitHaus museum (classic cars within a contemporary artwork) and the glass CarTowers (two circular buildings with a capacity for 400 vehicles each). Visitors can also walk through the park and lagoon landscape.

There are eight pavillions each reflecting their own brand philosophy. The pavilions lie in the centre of the park: Volkswagen and Audi to the north, further south are SEAT, Škoda, Lamborghini and the Premium Clubhouse. The Porsche pavilion is adjacent to the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles pavilion, next to the lagoon.

As the world’s largest new car delivery centre, the Autostadt offers options to take delivery of a Volkswagen or SEAT on-site (only available for customers residing in Germany, the Netherlands and Austria).

HISTORY
A former industrial area next to the Volkswagen factory was transformed into the Autostadt. It has attracted more than 10 million visitors since opening in 2000.

REVIEWS
Tbs