Zum Kuehlen Grunde 2, Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, 38448, Germany
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The VW Factory from near the campsite
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Iron Curtain memories
Wolfsburg was at 'spitting distance' from the old East German border and so, you used to be able to go and see the border crossings. The wall ran along the whole border as a depressing snake. Today, a bit of the wall is preserved outside the neighbouring town of Helmstedt (see that page) and it is well worth visiting. They say they have removed the mines but nevertheless don't recommend you to leave the foot path as you walk along a piece of wall with watch towers and barbed wire posts. For me, it is weird since I saw the real thing with guards pointing guns at us and dogs barking and it can never show the real thing but it is a great memorial.
Embedded in two large countrysides, the Harz to the south and the Lüneburger Heide to the northwest, Wolfsburg presents itself as a young, modern city of the 20th century. Its existence is due to the building of the Volkswagen factory. It was Juli 1st in 1938, when the 'Stadt des KdF-Wagens' was founded by decree of the Oberpräsident of Hannover. Its population was about 900 people, that were living in three townships. Because of the unequaled rise of Volkswagen until it became the worlds largest industrial enterprise and automobile company, the city, which is called 'Wolfsburg' only since 1945, was developing.
The number of residents was going up from 22,000 in 1948, 50,000 in 1958 to 85,000 in 1963. A land reform with effect from June 1st 1972, added more than 40,000 residents and an area of about 170 km². In Wolfsburg do live about 123.000 people on an area of about 203 km² today.
Volkswagen HQ at Wolfsburg
This is the millionth Beetle ever made.......
Beatles fans or Beetle fans!
This is the Beetle that was parked on the road on the cover of the Abbey Road Album
This Beetle is made totally out of wrought iron and was made for someone's wedding.
"Pictures I missed....."
There is a substantial collection of cars at the Autostadt complex but there is also the museum a short distance away. Unfortunately I took about 3 photos at the museum and my batteries went flat in my camera. I particularly wish I could've taken a picture of the wickerwork Beetle :o(
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