In October 2010 Scott and Gina of Scott’s VW Werks went to Wolfsburg, Germany and visited the Autostadt and the VW Museum. We took many pictures at the Autostadt and VW Museum and have a sample of them below or you can view all of them on our Facebook Page – Autostadt – VW Museum
The Autostadt is a theme park dedicated to the car brands that Volkswagen owns.
The main part that interested us was the ZeitHaus (Time House) that houses many restored cars.
The first floor show the progression of the vehicle.
The earliest version of the VW Bug made in 1932.
The next one was done in 1936.
Then the model of the bug that was actually released in 1938.
Here is the 1,000,000 bug to be produced in 1955. It has rhinestones on the chrome trim, bumpers, and running boards.
Another interesting part of the Autostadt was the two car towers that stored the new cars that were waiting pickup by their new owners. Everything was automated – robots took the new cars to the towers and then placed them in the towers until they were picked up. The robot then brought the new car down – so the cars didn’t have any miles on them when the new owner drove them home.
You can actually ride up into a car tower. See the video below.
Another highlight of the Autostadt was the tour of the Golf plant. Unfortunately, you are not allowed to take pictures during the tour.
The VW Museum doesn’t look like a big thing from the outside – but once you get inside it is incredible.