The Volkswagen city of Wolfsburg

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Wolfsburg Skyline © Cubanito

Wolfsburg Skyline © Cubanito

Wolfsburg is located on the River Aller northeast of Braunschweig (Brunswick), and is mainly notable as the headquarters of Volkswagen AG. Wolfsburg is bordered by the districts of Gifhorn and Helmstedt. Wolfsburg was founded on 1 July 1938 as the Nazis’ Stadt des KdF-Wagens bei Fallersleben (English: City of the KdF Car at Fallersleben), a planned town around the village of Fallersleben in order to house the workers of the newly opened Volkswagen factories, which were built to assemble the Volkswagen Beetle “people’s car” and remain there today, although Beetle production finished there in 1978, when it was transferred to Mexico for the final 25 years.

In 1945, the city was renamed Wolfsburg after the castle of the same name located in the city, which was founded about 1300 on the bank of the Aller river. Today, there is another castle at the place, which was built after 1600. In 1951, Wolfsburg was separated from the District of Gifhorn, and became an urban district. In November 2003, Wolfsburg was renamed “Golfsburg” for one week to celebrate the 5th generation of the Volkswagen Golf.

Volkswagen plant and HQ © High Contrast Volkswagen Arena © Christoph F Siekermann Phaeno © DooMMeeR Museum of Art © Astrofuzzi Half-timbered houses © Axel Hindemith Autostadt © Mokka Wolfsburg Castle © Axel Hindemith 1.000.000th Beatle in 1965 © Mewtu Wolfsburg Skyline © Cubanito
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Volkswagen Arena © Christoph F Siekermann
The centre of Wolfsburg lacks historical buildings, and the sights include new attractions like the Autostadt (a huge open air museum dedicated to automobiles, owned and operated by Volkswagen), a planetarium, the Phaeno Science Center, the largest hands-on science museum in Germany, and an excellent private art museum (Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg) specialised in modern and contemporary art. The old part of the town Alt Wolfsburg shows some manor buildings in traditional framework style.

With the opening in 2000 of Autostadt and that of Phaeno, as well as restaurants and a Ritz Carlton Hotel, tourism increased.

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