Day Trips

Autostadt at Wolfsburg

The “Autostadt” combines a variety of different themes and ways of looking at things into an exciting world of adventure with many different attractions for the whole family. Find out more about how a car is built, learn about the history of the automobile in the “ZeitHaus” or take a closer look behind the scenes on a tour of one of the VW company plants. In the “LernPark”, children can test their driving skills and get a kids’ driving license. “The Brands” of the VW Group are presented in individual pavilions and are an experience in themselves. All year round, you can expect a variety of different special events, with the traditional “Winter Theme World” during the cold months of the year as just one example.

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Events Autostadt


A snow-sure pleasure: The fantastic winter world of the Autostadt in Wolfsburg from 30 November 2018 to 6 January 2019

"Urban Sounds & Places" – this is the main theme for this year's Winter World ice shows at the Autostadt. Experience a variety of music – from swing to hip-hop – in ten shows with fifty different choreographies presented by top figure skaters. For five weeks – from 30 November 2018 to 6 January 2019 – the Autostadt lagoon will be transformed into a romantic ice-covered landscape. This is a perfect opportunity for visitors from all over the world to discover a German-style Christmas atmosphere.

The main attraction of this wondrous winter landscape is a 6,000-square metre ice rink where you can watch professional figure skaters perform breathtaking pirouettes. Many visitors are inspired to venture out on the rink for a few rounds. Ice skates in most sizes are available on-site for a minimal fee. You can even try your hand at curling on the specially-prepared surface.

There is also an 1,100-square metre area where you can play in the snow and go sledding – great fun for the youngsters! Afterwards, you can head for the alpine chalet to warm up around a roaring fireplace and savour a cup of  the famous German mulled wine. We remodelled the lodge for dining and drinking in genuine ski-resort style. Our Lagune and AMano restaurants are decorated for the season and give you a  wonderful view of the Winter World. Christmas accessories ranging from snow globes, to wrapping paper and reflective ribbons are presented in 26 booths. 

Even from far away you can hear the sounds of the Winter World and see the illuminated chimneys above the KraftWerk power station. The trees are decorated with chains of lights more than 40 kilometres long. Like every year we will have a giant Christmas tree. And no need to worry about rain, snow or cold: large-sized umbrellas heat and illuminate the square.