Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany, is situated in the central north of Germany. Around one hundred twenty-five people live in the city, which is world-famous as the home base for the car-maker Volkswagen. Around forty percent of the residents work for this company. Due to this prospering car industry, it is considered to be the richest city in Germany, with the highest gross domestic product, or GDP, per capita.
Getting there is easy. There are numerous frequent train connections to any major, bigger German city. The motorway A39 leads through the west of the city. South of Wolfsburg there is a motorway junction with the motorways A39 and A2. The A2 is a fast connection to Hannover in the west and to Berlin in the east of Germany.
One of the biggest attractions in the area is the so-called Autostadt, which is a theme park and museum focusing on the automobile, with many interactive exhibits spread across twenty-five hectares. The Volkswagen Museum hosts a collection of interesting and unique Volkwagen cars, one of which is the original Cabriolet presented to Adolf Hitler on his fiftieth birthday. Wolsburg also offers a broad variety of museums -- the art museum, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, and Hoffmann-von-Fallersleben Museum focus on the life of the famous German poet and writer August Heinrich Hoffmann. Several castles, such as Neuhaus Castle (in German, "Burg Neuhaus") and Wolfsburg Castle, welcome interested visitors. The so-called Maritime Panorama Tour along the Aller River takes you to the outlying district of Fallersleben.
Planetarium Wolfsburg is the place to visit for space and science fans. Science enthusiasts must visit the Phaeno Museum. The building, which has a very interesting design, is made of glass and concrete by the architect Zaha Hadid. This engaging science centre displays more than three hundred experiments and hands-on physics exhibits. The information and instructions are in German as well as in English. It is suitable for families with kids, groups and solo travellers.
In summer, the mean daily temperatures range from twelve to twenty-two degrees Celsius. In winter, the average maximum temperature can drop to three degrees Celsius.
As Wolfsburg is a big player in the car industry, you will find numerous hotels of excellent quality that serve visitors interested in this industry. Budget tourists can check out a hostel in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany or some of the holiday apartments. Your Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany hostel will be located in the city centre, a twenty-minute walk from the train station; the facilities of your Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany hostel are clean and modern.
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