The VW Autostadt is a grandiose attraction adjacent to the VW factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. It houses a museum, new vehicle delivery center, cinema, and feature pavilions for each principal brand within the Volkswagen Group.
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The VW “Autostadt,” which is German for “car city,” is a concept which was idealized in 1994. Ground was broken in 1998, with the grand opening ceremony commencing in May 2000. The ultra-modern architecture is the work of over 400 architects, and features the world’s largest glass doors.
Autostadt draws more than two million visitors each year, principally for its grandiose architecture, but also for the opportunity to view and test drive vehicles. For 35 Euro, one can drive the new VW Touareg SUV on its own, purpose-built off-road course.
The facility also features a host of multimedia activities and devices which even include car design software. Separately, there is a room which focuses on the performance advantages and disadvantages of different types of fuel.
Encapsulating vehicles new and old, a delivery center, and a multitude of hands-on exhibits, the VW Autostadt is a one-of-a-kind tribute to one of the largest automotive groups on earth.
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