Heart and headquarters of the Volkswagen Group.
As you will very soon discover, the city on the Mittelland Canal has its very own charm and its own unmistakable merits. In other words, it is a delightful place to live.
In Wolfsburg, you will find numerous shopping opportunities, plenty of gastronomic variety – right up to haute cuisine – cinemas, swimming pools, live concerts, theatres and museums, including the internationally renowned Museum of Art.
And don’t forget “Automobile City”, Volkswagen’s unique theme and adventure park, which is right next to the factory. If you enjoy half-timbered houses and castles, then the small but beautiful town of Wolfsburg is just the right thing for you. The city features a moated castle which is located in the centre of town and is also Wolfsburg’s namesake.
But maybe you would rather take your hiking shoes or bicycle and explore the countryside? That’s no problem either. In the centre of Wolfsburg is the Allerpark with the Allersee lake in the middle. Or you can explore the Lüneburg Heath to the north, the Harz mountains to the south and the many small hamlets around the city. Berlin, Braunschweig and Hanover are also within easy reach. Sports fans can watch exciting Bundesliga football at the VfL Wolfsburg stadium and professional ice hockey at the Eisarena of Grizzlys Wolfsburg.
The heart of the Volkswagen Group is located directly on the Mittelland Canal. The Wolfsburg plant employs about 60,500 people in an area of more than 6 km². This is where we build the models Golf, Golf Sportsvan, Tiguan and Touran. Alongside vehicle production, a sizeable proportion of the work of the Wolfsburg plant is in manufacturing vehicle components such as cockpits and drive shafts. The Wolfsburg plant is not only the headquarters of Volkswagen’s Passenger Cars brand but also the primary location of the Volkswagen Group and its 12 vehicle brands. The research and development department is also based in Wolfsburg. Its total area of 1.2 km² makes it one of the largest of its kind in the world.