VW factory and automobile theme park in WOLFSBURG, GERMANY
The tour is carried out in panorama train. It goes right into the automobile production halls. The FactoryTour gives a direct insight into the different production steps involved in production of Volkswagen cars.
6 km long route takes about 1 hour. Tour guide takes you to the production halls and tells many interesting facts and details about the manufacturing. Only a few meters separate you from the presses, the robots and the people who build VW vehicles.
The tour starts from the outside meeting point, just infront of the entrance to the Autostadt, at 12:50 p.m. You will arrive by ship or bus shuttle on the factory premises.
It is possible to make an online booking for FactoryTour Compact up to 24 hours in advance: https://autostadt.regiondo.com/factorytour
Duration: approx. 60 minutes
Price: max. 8 € (according to offer of Autostadt). Admission to the Autostadt is not included.
Starting point: Autostadt entrance, between main door and the river
Minimum age: 1 year
FactoryTour Intensive offers to experience car manufacturing from a new perspective and see different production areas up close. The tour goes through the production areas such as press shop, body shop and final assembly. The exact route is determined daily by the production. Tours are available in 6 different languages.
Intensive tours are carried out with open vehicles in the style of the Volkswagen Golf. The vehicles can accommodate up to 6 or 30 people and provide an optimal view of the events in the production halls. As a bonus of the tour you'll get an unforgettable feeling of breathing with the real air of the car factory.
Tour available from Monday through Thursday: 08:15, 10:15, 12:15 and 14:15. On Fridays: 08:15, 10:30, 12:15 and 14:30.
Price: 10€ (discounted 5 €)
Duration: 90 minutes
Minimum age: 10 years
FactoryTour Intensive can only be reserved in writing: email@example.com
Autostadt Wolfsburg offers individual programmes for groups with defferent interests. There is also Children Discover Volkswagen tour, where production clearly explained in a way that suits the age of the group.
CARena – Emotion meets Precision is the unique visitor programme for every age. Together with the football team VfL Wolfsburg, Autostadt offers a combination of the FactoryTour experience and the interactive football world at VfL-FußballWelt!
There is even a Wedding FactoryTour organized.
Special tours focus on very different topics depending the interest of the group.
For kids: special age-appropriate WerkTouren for children groups. It includes a movie, production tour with the panorama train, snack time, time for questions and joint activities.
For adults and soccer fans: a factory tour, Volkswagen Currywurst testing, or a vegetarian alternative, plus football competiton as part of the team.
Exclusive candlelight dinner wall to wall with the automobile manufacturing. Asian, Italian or regional cuisine available.
Address: Stadtbrücke, 38440 Wolfsburg, Germany.
GPS: 52.431134, 10.793288
Arrival by train
Wolfsburg train station is located 5-7 minutes walk from the Autostadt and VW factory across the river via pedestrean bridge.
Train ride by Deutsche Bahn (German rail) from Berlin takes only 1h-1,5h depending the departure train. Very convenient, for example, for 1 day visit from Berlin and back. Train ticket price from 10€ if book in advance.
Tickets: www.bahn.com or www.flixtrain.com
Arrival by car
The A2 Autobahn Hanover-Berlin goes through Wolfsburg. Turn off at the intersection A 39 continue to exit Wolfsburg-West. The way to the Autostadt is well sign-posted.
The building named GroupForum and its Piazza serves as information area, meeting point and starting point for guided tours and your visit to the Autostadt.
The pedestrian bridge between the Wolfsburg railway station to Autostadt leads directly to this building. Inside there is Informational desc, where you can buy tickets, get free maps, book guided tours.
Outside of this building there are steps leading down to the Mittelland Canal. There is a meeting point for Factory Tours by boat and 1-hour boat trip on the canal to see the Autostadt and the Volkswagen plant from a totally new perspective.
Autostadt indoor attractions are open from 9.00 to 18.00 daily except for 24 December and 31 December. Some restaurants open until 20.00 or 23.00.
Volkswagen factory tours in English are available from Monday to Friday at 12.50.
Car Delivery Center is open from 7.30.
There are few exhibitions situated in the GroupForum building, cinema, SIM MOBILITY Virtual Racing in the Blue Box and few restaurants. Also there are plenty of interesting things for kids: the MobiVersum family world. It includes workshop areas, cooking school, driving school, balancing and climbing sculpture and playarea. For kids from 5 to 11 years old there is LernPark where they can drive electric cars from April to October and get kids driving license.
1. Hotel Global Inn
Offering free WiFi, a 24-hour reception service and a playroom for children, this 3-star hotel is centrally located in Wolfsburg city centre. Hotel Global Inn also offers a terrace. Each room at Hotel Global Inn is brightly decorated and offers a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a seating area. The restaurant offers guests a variety of hot and cold regional dishes. An optional breakfast buffet for an additional charge is offered in Hotel Global Inn’s breakfast room. The hotel is situated 2 km from Wolfsburg’s famous Autostadt open-air automobile museum and a 15-minute walk from the Phaeno Science Center. Wolfsburg Castle is 4 km away. Providing direct connections to Braunschweig in 25 minutes, Wolfsburg Main Train Station is 1 km from Hotel Global Inn. On-site parking is offered by the hotel for an extra charge.
2. Tryp Wolfsburg
Situated near the main railway station, this hotel in Wolfsburg offers you modern and welcoming facilities. The hotel also benefits from excellent links to the A2 and A39 motorways. The 4-star Tryp Wolfsburg offers tastefully furnished, functional accommodation with all modern amenities. Up to 100 MB is provided free of charge in all room categories, and one category offers unlimited WiFi. For your relaxation, the Tryp Wolfsburg hotel offers a sauna and solarium. Start your day with a rich breakfast buffet featuring hot and cold dishes. Light cuisine is available in the hotel restaurant, Linario, with a summer terrace. A 24-hour bar invites you to sample a range of beverages and unwind in the evening. An underground garage is available on site (fees apply). The Tryp Wolfsburg is just a short walk from the Volkswagen headquarters and also lies within walking distance of the Phaeno Science Center, the Autostadt open-air car museum and the newly opened Designer Outlet Center.
3. Innside by Meliá Wolfsburg
This 4-star Superior hotel in Wolfsburg offers an à la carte restaurant, conference facilities and a fitness centre. Free Wi-Fi access is available at Innside by Meliá Wolfsburg. Each of the rooms here features a 42-inch flat-screen TV, air conditioning and a minibar. Private bathrooms also come with a rain shower or bathtub. Extras include a work desk and a laptop safe, and some rooms have a Recamiere. Guests are invited each morning to enjoy a breakfast buffet at the property. The VEN gourmet restaurant has a summer terrace, and THE VIEW sky bar is a great meeting point and boasts impressive views of the Volkswagen building with its harbour basin. At Innside by Meliá Wolfsburg you will find a sauna, a fitness room with the latest equipment, a 24-hour front desk and a bar. Other facilities offered include a shared lounge and luggage storage. The hotel is 200 m from Autostadt Wolfsburg, 2 km from the Volkswagen Factory and a 2-minute walk from the Phæno Science Centre. Hanover Airport is 90 km away.
4. The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg
This 5-star design hotel offers a 40 m outdoor pool, award-winning food, and spacious rooms with panoramic windows. It is in the modern Volkswagen Autostadt district of Wolfsburg. The air-conditioned rooms of the Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg offer views of the Autostadt district or the harbour basin. The hotel also houses more than 600 photographic artworks. The Aqua restaurant has been awarded 3 Michelin stars for its modern European cuisine. Surprisingly natural dishes with local and organic ingredients are served at restaurant Terra, open for lunch and dinner. A wide range of drinks are available in the Lobby Lounge, the Deli and Newman's Bar. The hotel features a floating pool within the harbour, and a fitness club. Saunas and steam rooms can be found in the Kraftwerk spa area. Entry to the Autostadt attraction is included in the room rate. Wolfsburg Train Station is only a 5-minute walk away. Intercity trains run to Hanover in 30 minutes and Berlin in 50 minutes. The designer outlets are just 2 km away.
5. Courtyard by Marriott Wolfsburg
Set in Wolfsburg, Courtyard by Marriott Wolfsburg offers beachfront accommodation 1.4 km from Wolfsburg Castle and offers various facilities, such as a restaurant, a fitness centre and a bar. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Private parking is available on site. All guest rooms come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer and a desk. At the hotel the rooms are equipped with a wardrobe and a private bathroom. A buffet breakfast is available every morning at Courtyard by Marriott Wolfsburg. The accommodation offers a barbecue. A business centre and a bicycle rental service are also offered by Courtyard by Marriott Wolfsburg. Volkswagen AutoMuseum is 3 km from the hotel, while Volkswagen Arena is 3.1 km from the property. The nearest airport is Hannover Airport, 95 km from Courtyard by Marriott Wolfsburg.
Yes, of course. There are 2 types of factory tours available. One is 50 min FactoryTour Compact suits for kids from 1 year old. Another is a bit longer and suits for kids from 6-7 years old. The author of this answer was on Factory Tour Compact in English with a child of 4 years old. The tour impressed both the adult and the child. It is the easiest and fastest way to devote kids to the world of cars and robots.
Definitely by ICE train from Berlin Hbf to Wolfsburg Hbf (main station). The Autostadt is just across a footbridge from Wolfsburg Hbf, 5 min walk. Train takes only a little over an hour from Berlin to Wolfsburg.
The factory tour in English is once a day starts at 12.50. Better to book in advance via Autostadt website to secure the spot. Online booking system also shows day when factory is closed and no factory tours available.
Yes. There are plenty attractions for kids: indoor and outdoor driving school, driving learn park (from April to October), kids playgound, kids tour in the ZeitHaus museum, some smaller kids cormers in pavilions. In addition, family restaurant Pizza Amano restaurant invites kids to make their own personal pizza.
You could easily spend half a day there. Autostadt statistic shows that guests spend an avarage 4-6 hours.