Autostadt Wolfsburg

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Autostadt Wolfsburg

Autostadt Wolfsburg

Classic Car Museum

Germany has many museums but museums are not always about ancient history. One of the most fascinating and enjoyable exhibitions is at the Autostadt Wolfsburg, a classic car museum that has something extra.

Museum And Theme Park

Located next to the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, the Autostadt Wolfsburg not only shows off classic cars but also has a tour that enables you to see exactly how the cars are produced today. The popularity of the museum is due not only to the exhibits but also to the theme park which is an excellent place for families to visit.

28 Acres Of Grounds

The large grounds feature pavilions that display the principle models of the Volkswagen brand and there is a large cinema which shows short films in German. The Autostadt begins outside Wolfsburg and runs for four miles.

Off Road Test Drives

Visitors can drive around the off-road Volkswagen Touareg accompanied by a guide. The track is very challenging and it includes hills at high angles, a sand pit, a water tank and a log road. Children can have a go on the mini track driving small electric versions of the famous Volkswagen Beetle.

The Pavilions And Other Activities

The pavilions show the different production methods for Porsche, Bentley, Skoda, Lamborghini and Seat. In addition to seeing how the plant works and how cars are made there are plenty of other activities to enjoy such as the skating rink and nature walks in the surrounding parkland.

Something Different

Whilst many children may balk at the idea of a visit to a museum, this one is so different that you may find it difficult to drag them away at the end of the trip. Whether you have a passion for automobiles or just want to experience something different, the Autostadt Wolfsburg is well worth a visit.

Where To Stay Near Autostadt Wolfsburg

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Wolfsburg is a large city located on the River Aller and it has a wealth of accommodation. Whether you want a large or small hotel you will be able to find something to suit your needs.

The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg

A five star hotel that is situated just under 400 metres from the Autostadt, the Ritz-Carlton offers very spacious rooms with views of the docks and a three start Michelin restaurant.

All rooms are air conditioned with some having views of the Autostadt and if you want a swim there is a 40 metre long pool. One of the distinctive features of this lovely hotel is the photographic artwork on the walls which runs to some 600 pieces.

Just five minutes from the station, you can use the Intercity rail and be in Berlin in just 50 minutes.

Leonardo Hotel Wolfsburg City Center

With only a two minute walk between you and the shops, the Leonardo Hotel is ideally placed for visitors who want to see something more of the city as well as the Autostadt. Situated 1.44 kilometres from the museum, the hotel has an array of airy rooms which are rated four star.

International and regional dishes are served in the Zille Stube and you can enjoy a drink on the terrace or in the Carousel Bar.

Tryp Wolfsburg

Featuring modern decor in the rooms, the Tryp Wolfsburg has good links to the motorways, free Wi-Fi and a tasty buffet breakfast with both hot and cold dishes. Cars can be parked in the underground garage and a few minutes walk will take you to the Phaeno Science Centre and the newly opened Designer Outlet Center where you can shop until you drop.

A 24 hour bar and a summer terrace where you can drink from a selection of wonderful wines, beers and spirits makes this hotel one of the most popular in the city.

How To Get To The Autostadt Wolfsburg

Flights from the UK go to several airports that are convenient for the Autostadt Wolfsburg.

By Air

You can fly into Hamburg, Berlin, Leipzig and Hanover and all of these airports have links with the ICE trains using Deutsche Bahn.

By Train

Hanover is the nearest airport to Wolfsburg and from there you can take a train directly to the Autostadt station. There are several trains each hour and the journey time is between 30 minutes and 1 hour and 5 minutes depending upon whether you choose an express or a stopping train.

By Road

Hanover is 87.7 kilometres from Wolfsburg and you take the route on the A2 motorway until you reach the exit signposted for the A39 to Wolfsburg/West. There are signs that will guide you to the Autostadt where there is plenty of parking space.

Things To Do Close To The Autostadt

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The Phaeno Science Centre was opened in 2005 and has lots of interactive features that children can try out. Housed in a magnificent building that has won architectural awards, it is a good place for the family to see demonstrations about how scientific phenomena work.


After a day at the Autostadt you may be tired but there are some lovely parks and walks that are around the city and there is always a stroll by the river which offers some beautiful scenery.


Although Wolfsburg is not well known as a shopper’s paradise, the city centre is compact and holds some shop chains as well as some designer outlets.

The Autostadt Wolfsburg – Not Just For Car Enthusiasts

The many sides of the Autostadt makes it a good choice for a day out for families with children. The museum shows the history of the way that Volkswagen was developed and there are enough other activities to occupy not just the most dedicated car enthusiast but also the rest of the family.

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