From: Volkswagen's Autostadt
The and its are the starting point for your visit to the Autostadt. From the Wolfsburg railroad station, a footbridge leads across the Mittelland Canal to a glass building with an atrium that stands 20 meters or 66 feet high. The Autstadt claims that the tall, electrically-operated glass doors (each of which weighs as much as 32 VW Polo automobiles) are the largest revolving doors in the world.
Inside the GroupForum, you can buy tickets, pick up maps, etc. at the Visitor Information page for current prices. You can also buy a combined ticket for the Autostadt and Wolfsburg's outstanding Phæno science museum, which is just across a footbridge.. One- and two-day tickets are available; see the Autostadt's
Autostadt attractions are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily except for Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, with some restaurants staying open until 8 or 11 p.m. (Unfotunately, dogs and other pets aren't allowed in the Autostadt, which comes as a surprise in a country where Hunde are loved even more than cars.)
While you're in the atrium, spend a few minutes with Ingo Günther's "Field of Globes," a collection of 70 globes that range from a five-ton, 1:1,000,000 aluminum model of the Earth (see top photo) to illluminated globes beneath a glass floor that illustrate different aspects of ecology and world population. Nearby, "Red Blue Yellow" structures highlight the entrances to the GroupForum's movie theatres and the car-delivery center for VW buyers (see page 7).
Other attractions in the GroupForum include the hands-on(where you can learn about mobility and car design), the (where you can plant seeds for biofuel by computer), two (one movie about car safety, the other a documentary about life in the world's largest auto plant), the (with several family-oriented attractions), and showroom-style displays of new or current VW cars (with representatives on hand to answer questions or demonstrate features).
Steps from the Groupforum lead down to the Maritime Panorama Tour on the FGS Havelland from spring through fall., where you can enjoy a one-hour
Finally, the GroupForum has awhere you can leave your kids for up to 90 minutes while you enjoy the AutoStadt's exhibits or collect a new car.
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