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Getting to Wolfsburg

From: Volkswagen's Autostadt


ABOVE: An ICE train of the German Federal Railways passes the seesaw bridge at VW's All-Terrain Track.

Arriving and departing

By train:

Wolfsburg is just over an hour from Berlin's main railroad station by high-speed ICE train. (Normal trains take a bit longer.) Plan your journey with the Deutsche Bahn's interactive timetable. When you arrive in Wolfsburg, walk across the StadtBrücke or City Bridge to the Autostadt (which shouldn't take longer than 7 to 10 minutes) or hire a cab at the train station.

By car:

Wolfsburg is 87 km or 54 miles east of Hannover, just north of the A2 Autobahn on the A39 connector from Braunschweig. Get maps and directions online from ViaMichelin. As you approach Wolfsburg, follow the signs to the Autostadt and its parking lots.

By boat:

From spring through fall, hotel barges and river-cruise ships occasionally stop in Wolfsburg, which is on the Mittelland Canal between Dortmund-Ems and the Elbe (a distance of 321 km or 199 miles).

For more visitor information:

See the Autostadt and Wolfburg tourist office Web sites.

Next page: Hotel Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg

What to see and do:
Volkswagen Autostadt
GroupForum - Piazza
ZeitHaus museum
Brand pavilions
VW factory tours
Driver training
Car towers, delivery center
Restaurants, shopping

Practical advice:
Getting to Wolfsburg
Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg (hotel)

Related article:
Phaeno - Wolfsburg's science museum