Wolfsburg Travel Guide

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Wolfsburg Highlights

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     off the beaten path so you see real German life 

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     Apart from the Autostadt it might get a lil boring! 

  • In a nutshell
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     Think Christmas market, sausages and beer 

Wolfsburg Things to Do

  • Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

    I saw the exhibition 'Walking Distance from the Studio' by Francis Alys. And it was amazing.. I recommend you to see it if you have a change.To have an idea please check the following links:Mexico City Zocalo Francis Alys: Walking Distance from the StudioCheck out the current exhibitions.

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  • Staedtische Galerie Wofsburg (City...

    The exhibition I've visited was Forces by Sonia Braas.Tel. City Gallery: 05361-828525There was another exhibition at the Heidersberger Institute Wolfsburg, representing works of Heinrich Heidersberger. I was able to see pictures of Brawnschweig as it looked like 20+ years ago, so it was also interesting to me.Tel. Institute Heidersberger:...

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  • Alvar Aalto architecture

    There are several buildings designed by Finnish top class architect Aalto in town, in fact more than anywhere else outside Finland. One is the Alvar Aalto Cultural House downtown and another is the Holy Ghost church near the hospital. There is also a community centre in the village of Detmerode. This has made Wolfsburg one of the German centres for...

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  • Wolfsburg Castle

    Alt-Wolfsburg, i.e. Old Wolfsburg, is the area where the village that gave the town its name stood and you can still visit the old castle - the reason all VW beetles had a wolf in a castle on their steering wheels. The museum mentioned above is also in the castle grounds and the building itself is full of nooks and crannies. It is set in lovely,...

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  • Autostadt

    Autostadt is THE sight in town. Volkswagen's huge exhibition centre where you can do everything from pick up your newly bought car in a glass tower (see shopping tip) to a guided tour of the factory and, in between, see old models of the VW and their associates' cars. Not everyone does the factory tour which costs extra. Most are content with...

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  • Autostadt: Your new car is waiting!

    Anyone considering buying a new car usually does a lot of careful research before coming to the realization: this is it! At Autostadt, I think the moment in which you receive your new car should be just as special. And this is exactly what they offer. At Autostadt, collecting your new car is an event in itself. The best idea is to begin that...

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  • Autostadt: Mobility Deck

    A new learning-location!The Autostadt has opened its latest attraction, the Mobility Deck. This brand new education platform incorporates the latest in media and technology on more than 400 m² . The Autostadt thus supports the Mobility Curriculum of the State of Niedersachsen. The Mobility Deck is to be found on the ground floor of the ServiceHaus,...

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  • Autostadt: Zeithaus - History and...

    You won't find anywhere else that's quite like Autostadt. It combines a variety of themes and perspectives, creating a world of adventure. In the ZeitHaus museum we introduce you to the history of automobility, in our AutoLab and on the factory tour you can learn about the art of automobile construction. The Kids' World and Kids' Traffic School...

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  • Autostadt: Exhibitons

    Cars for everyone: an insight into automobile mass-productionTwo rotating exhibitions in the ZeitHaus address the mobilisation of the masses by car and the resulting increase in individual mobility. At the turn of the 20th century, the automobile industry began to introduce serial production as a means to cost, and naturally price, reduction.The...

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Wolfsburg Restaurants

  • Village brewery

    This historical old brewery in a barn-like building right in the middle of Fallersleben is undoubtedly my favourite WOB haunt. Lovely atmosphere since you sit in a brewery in an old farmhouse. There is space for lots of people but it still feels like you know them all. NOTE THAT THE BREWERY WAS SEVERELY DAMAGED IN A FIRE IN SUMMER 2007. IT WILL BE...

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  • Car cities "American way of life"

    Located in the ZeitHaus museum, the Cylinder pays homage to the "American way of life." As you down a Cylinder burger or tortillas, you feel you've been transported back to the fifties in a vintage Airstream trailor. The interior is dynamically shaped, the steps replaced by ramps, for, in the opinion of Chicago designer Jorden Moser, steps have no...

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  • Car city Pizza

    The restaurant Pizza AMano is a family restaurant in the finest sense of the word. Here children are invited to create their own pizzas. The restaurant relies to a large extent on organically grown products and quality is the buzzword. The Pizza AMano emphasises ‘fresh from the field’. Pizza of course!

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Wolfsburg Transportation

  • Around town

    Wolfsburg's public transport means buses. They run to most places in towns and to suburban villages, although not that frequent. This is a car manufacturing town...everyone gets driving licenses as soon as they can.

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  • The Autobahn

    The A2 Autobahn to and from Berlin passes by and it's not far from Hannover if you drive. As much as I dislike car dependency, this really is the way to arrive in Autostadt Wolfsburg :))) The German Autobahns were even built especially to get Volkswagens up and down the country so here is one of the first roads and a bit of a cultural fact.

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  • By train. The train station is...

    By train. The train station is just over the river from the 'Autostadt' - mainly because 70000 people work here every day!Walk, it's not too big. During the week you can take a little train through the actual VW factory. Reserve a seat for those early as it's really popular... Unfortunately I have been there at the weekend!

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Wolfsburg Shopping

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    by Sjalen Updated Nov 26, 2005

    A huge glass tower is home to your car-to-be until you pick it up. Oh, the exitement when your car is driven down the spiral tower...:-) You can combine picking up your car with a stay in the swanky Ritz Carlton hotel within the Autostadt compound to make it a whole car holiday.

    What to buy: Volkswagens

    What to pay: Depends on model :)

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Wolfsburg Local Customs

Wolfsburg Warnings and Dangers

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    by Sjalen Updated Oct 13, 2005

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    Wolfsburg isn't a dangerous place as such but since people are constantly on and off shifts at the VW factory you will find more drugs here than in many German towns. You will also find that because it was along the old border with East Germany, there are some tensions between 'Easterners and Westerners' in the odd nightclub so the two in combination might want you to watch your wits, that's all.

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Wolfsburg Tourist Traps

  • by sabsi Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    On the picture you can see former German ice skating champions Ingo Steuer and Mandy Woetzel at the ice rink of the Autostadt. They became famous during the Olympics in Nagano(?) when he held her hands, she fell over and hit the ice with her chin ;)... Unfortunately they didn't show this trick in the Autostadt ;-)

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Wolfsburg Off The Beaten Path

  • Tankumsee

    it is near Wolfsburg (and Gifhorn too); an artificially created lake. But in the warm summer it is nice place to sun bathe, to drink beer, and to have some sandwiches.

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  • Fallersleben village

    Fallersleben is a nice old village just outside town (there are local buses) with Wolfgang von Fallersleben's birth house (the man who wrote Deutschland, Deutschland which you can see written in gold on the woodwork) as in the picture. The village also has a wonderful brewery in an old farmhouse (see tip). The warm pretzels are to die for and the...

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  • Town view and picnic

    The hill behind the hospital is the place. I can't remember the name now but it has a war memorial and above all, good views of town and the surroundings. It also has a tiny animal enclosure which isn't very impressive but could be good if you find yourself stuck in WOB with children.

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Wolfsburg Sports & Outdoors

  • Bundesliga football

    A game of football if that's your cup of tea. Wolfsburg is in Bundesliga and they have built a brand new stadium for the team in the Allerpark. Stefan Effenberg has been playing for them and there are usually some players from national teams around central Europe in the team. One of my cousins sang in the choir in their recorded team song at the...

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  • Volkswagen Arena

    Name: Volkswagen ArenaInauguration: 13 December 2002First Match: Wolfsburg-StuttgartCapacity: 30,000 (8,000 standing places) Cost: €13 millionClub: VFL WolfsburgInauguration: 1946Club colours: Green & White

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  • Volkswagen Arena / 3

    I really don't know why this young, German speaking lady showed up in an Argentinean national jersey (#10, MARADONA) for the friendly between Germany and Canada. But it was both a funny and lovely sight, no question!This shot was taken way up in the press section while the German and Canadian teams entered the pitch prior to the national anthems.So...

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Wolfsburg Favorites

  • A stroll

    A tour around town is interesting just to show how huge the Volkswagen factory is (although that's even more obvious seen from the town's high lying parts and villages). Its chimneys can be seen in several places around town as can the lit up blue VW in the dark. Walking through the modern centre takes you through the pedestrian Porschestrasse...

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  • This sign is on the car park...

    This sign is on the car park in front of the Autostadt - you better do what it says!!! 'If I stood in front of your door with a Lamborghini, Ultralight, horse,... would you still come with me?' and questions like that for lunch!

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