9 Best Things To Do In Wolfsburg, Germany

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If you are a techie or love automobiles then you have to visit Wolfsburg city in the Lower Saxony state of Germany. It’s no surprise that it is the richest city in the whole of Germany because of it’s thriving automobile industry there. This highly industrialized city is the headquarters of the largest automobile company Volkswagen, it is a modern city housing the world famous automobile museum Autostadt, Phaeno Science Center, Kunstmuseum which are all sprawling ultra modern structures designed by the very best architects in the world. Read on to learn more about the best things to do in Wolfsburg!

1. Autostadt

Autostadt Wolfsburg
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The Autostadt is located in Wolfsburg. It is located on a huge area of 28 hectares (70 acres). it gives visitors the chance to visitors to experience the Volkswagen Group auto brands in its special pavilions. The vehicles are the main attraction for the public, which are showcased in different styles and designs of cars. one can explore the ZeitHaus museum and the glass Car Towers. You can also stroll through its beautiful park and the lagoon landscape.

The pavilions lie at the center of the park and once visitors are inside the pavilions, they are transported to the world of that particular auto brand. The Volkswagen and Audi lie to the north, at the south are Lamborghini, SEAT, Škoda, and also the Premium Clubhouse.


Address: Stadtbrücke, 38440 Wolfsburg, Germany

Website: Autostadt in German)

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2. Visit the Phaeno Science Center

PHAENO science center
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The Phæno Science Center is a highly interactive science center located just near the Wolfsburg Railway station in Germany. It was completed in 2005 by the City’s Director of Culture, Education, and Sports so that it would be in line with the successful Kunst Museum and also complement the Autostadt as well. It has more than 250 interactive exhibits from Ansel Associates, which are enclosed in a stupendous building designed by famous architect Zaha Hadid and her German associate. It has been described as a “hypnotic work of architecture’ and highly futuristic.

Phæno Science Center

Address: Willy-Brandt-Platz 1, 38440 Wolfsburg, Germany

Website: Phæno Science Center

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3. Schloss Wolfsburg

Schloss Wolfsburg Facade
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Schloss Wolfsburg or Castle Wolfsburg is located in Wolfsburg. It is an impressive building in Weser-renaissance style which not only adds to the splendid architecture of Wolfsburg but also gives it the name Wolfsburg. This castle houses the city gallery, art society and City Museum in its interior. Visitors learn about Wolfsburg’s history, the knights, its counts and also its ghosts! You will discover the history of the castle and its historical importance in the region.

Schloss Wolfsburg

Address: Schloßstraße 8, 38448 Wolfsburg, Germany

Website: Schloss Wolfsburg

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4. Werksbesichtigung VW Wolfsburg

VW Werk Altes Heizkraftwerk
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Volkswagen is the largest car manufacturer in the world and its corporate home in Wolfsburg, Germany offers tours to visit it but it must be booked in advance. The car plant is very clean and highly technical. So if you are a techie or like to learn about manufacturing, then this is the place to be!

You will see vehicles from the late 1890s to modern times. Once here you will be transferred by the ship to the factory. You will then enter a bus or train which will drive you straight to the factory.

Werksbesichtigung VW Wolfsburg

Website: Werkbesichtigung VW Wolfsburg - in German)

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5. Go to the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg Hollerplatz
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The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg is in the center of Wolfsburg city. It was opened in the year of 1994. It has on exhibit modern and contemporary art and is backed by Kunststiftung Volkswagen. The museum is devoted to modern art, combining the media. It has on exhibit various paintings, sculptures and photographies, videos and new age media and also fashion and design. It projects itself as a platform of global communication and dialogues within art disciplines like design, dance, architecture, music, literature, and philosophy.

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Address: Hollerpl. 1, 38440 Wolfsburg, Germany

Website: Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

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6. Visit the famous Theater Wolfsburg

Theater Wolfsburg Detail
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Theater Wolfsburg was inaugurated in 1973 and it is located in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony. It was designed by famous architect Hans Scharoun and this exquisite piece of architecture has given a fillip to the city of Wolfsburg. The theater life of Wolfsburg city has also got a boost to it by the opening of this theater as before this theater there was no other in Wolfsburg. Every year there are theater productions and it also serves as a play stage for various touring theaters and party games. It produces the largest number of plays in the whole of Germany.

Theater Wolfsburg

Address: Klieverhagen 50, 38440 Wolfsburg, Germany

Website: Theater Wolfsburg (in German)

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7. Allerpark

Allerpark Wakepark
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Allerpark is a public park in the Wolfsburg. In the middle of the park lies the Allersee lake, which is the heart of the park. The park is home to many leisure facilities and main attractions such as AOK Stadium, BadeLand Wolfsburg swimming pool, the water park complex, Eis Arena Wolfsburg ice rink and of course the Volkswagen Arena. It also boasts of beach volleyball courts, skate park, and playgrounds. Visitors here can also enjoy the facilities which include the indoor football ground called as SoccaFive Arena, Monkey man high ropes, and the WakePark water ski center along with a BeachClub. There are many good restaurants here also where visitors can eat and refresh themselves.


Address: Allerpark 4, 38448 Wolfsburg, Germany

Website: Allerpark (in German)

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8. AutoMuseum Volkswagen

 AutoMuseum Volkswagen Wolfsburg
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The Automuseum Volkswagon is the official Volkswagon automobile museum in Stiftung, Wolfsburg in Lower Saxony, Germany. It was opened in 1985 and is one of the two museums in Wolfsburg which are devoted to the history of the brand Volkswagon. The other is in the nearby Autostadt.

The Volkswagen AutoMuseum stands near the great Volkswagen factory where all the latest Volkswagen automobile models are mass produced. The museum stands on an area of 5,000 square meters (50,000 square feet), and a total of around 130 vehicles are exhibited here which represent the history of Volkswagen.

Volkswagen AutoMuseum

Address: Dieselstraße 35, 38446 Wolfsburg, Germany

Website: Volkswagen AutoMuseum

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9. Shop till you drop at Designer Outlets Wolfsburg

Designer Outlets Wolfsburg
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Designer outlets at Wolfsburg are a series of factory outlets at the center in Wolfsburg. There are close to 70 manufacturers that sell their high-end brands at really affordable and reduced prices. This place is operated by London Outlet Centers International (UK) Ltd. The two main buildings of this center symbolize the two ships which stand on the banks of Central Channel. It is located on the site where the Stadtwerke Wolfsburg used to be, next to the Phaeno Science Center.

The Designer Outlets occupy an area of 16,000 square meters (160,000 square feet) and house more than 70 high-end brands. The brands sell various collections of high-end fashion, street wear, underwear, sportswear and kids fashion. You will also find various lifestyle products, leather products, home collection textiles, designer watches, glass and porcelain ware and jewelry. There are also two restaurants for visitors to eat and refresh themselves.

Designer Outlets

Address: An der Vorburg 1, 38440 Wolfsburg, Germany

Website: Designer Outlets

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Automobile lovers and techies paradise

Wolfsburg is the ultimate destination for all techies and automobile lovers as the world’s largest car company Volkswagen has its headquarters here and also there are VW museums here and also the famous Autostadt museum is here. There is also the Phaeno science center here and the Schloss Wolfsburg is also here. So come here and get mesmerized in Wolfsburg.

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