If you're a fan of the automobile, architecture, landscaping and art, Lauren Fix has a surprising place to show you.
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The ultimate destination for those who love the fusion of automobiles, landscape, architecture and art.
The Autostadt is a visitor attraction adjacent to the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, with a prime focus on automobiles. Over 2 million visitors per year and 6000 visitors per day have enjoyed this destination in Wolfsburg, Germany.
It features a museum, feature pavilions for the principal automobile brands in the Volkswagen Group, a customer center where customers can pick up new cars, and take a tour through the enormous factory, a guide to the evolution of roads, and cinema in a large sphere. It is also home to the largest glass doors in the world and the longest printed line. The line starts from outside Wolfsburg and travels through Autostadt to a point on a farm. It is about 4 miles long.
Most people spend 2 days at this destination and take delivery of over 600+ VW’s per day- to owners in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.
In June 2000, Volkswagen opened the Autostadt to the public - an entire city of cars built alongside the Volkswagen HQ in Wolfsburg. The huge complex features pavilions, waterways, bridges, lakes, parks, marketplaces, a train station, streets and lanes, entertainment, 11 organic world restaurants, and a unique competition and events center. Guests from all around the world are able to go on a fascinating journey of discovery in this world forum dedicated to the automobile.
Collect your car and eat and family experience. There are two 200 ft. tall glass silos used as storage for new Volkswagens. The two towers are connected to the Volkswagen factory by an underground tunnel. When they purchase a car from Volkswagen, it is optional to pick it up at Autostadt which includes free entrance, meal tickets and a variety of events building up to the point where the customer takes delivery of their car.
Experience cars, sustainability -- walk through the large glass revolving doors to main entrance, which is heated & cooled by sunlight only.
There are NO VW logos or car information in the main building. The big Globe of is aluminum over 80 glass globes as art and information in the floor that shouldn’t be missed.
The car design studio has clay modeling to show how they are used and show designs and why they are important. There's more to design than just surface.
Off to "the green level" which covers sustainability on CO2, effects of climate change, and all interactive with touch screens and multi-lingual.
Then Zeithaus or museum of cars with cars of all brands that made history including a Ford Model T. The Volkswagen auto museum presents vintage Volkswagens and other cars in their former glory and offers insights into the first historic years of the 20th century's most influential technology. These cars are all turning points in the automotive world.
The museum presents prototypes and concept cars, which are placed in glass cases outside where unique and special cars are a trip to heaven.
The Marque Pavilions show the many faces of Volkswagen: famous brands like Audi, Seat, Skoda, Porsche and Lamborghini. Each pavilion is a world in its own dedicated to that brand. The clubhouse is quite special as it has just one ultimate luxury car Bugatti Veyron and 2 pieces of art.
In summer months there’s the Cool summer island- summer sandy beach and music, boat rides and when Germany gets colder there’s a Christmas market in the winter and fall.
For more information, visit www.autostadt.de/en.