The city of Wolfsburg is located on the Aller River and the Mittelland Canal in Lower Saxony. It is less known as a holiday destination, but much more as a car city.
The town itself is still a very young town, it was only founded in the 20th century. It was originally conceived as a place of residence for the employees of the Volkswagen factory and called itself the city of the KdF car near Fallersleben. In May 1945 the name was changed to Wolfsburg.
Wolfsburg is home to the factories of the car manufacturer Volkswagen. These not only provide jobs for countless people, but have now also had a major tourist impact on the region with their Autostadt. The theme and adventure park is one of the most visited attractions in Germany.
But holidaymakers can expect so much more in Wolfsburg. The castle with the castle church, beautiful half-timbered houses and interesting museums are just some of the places you can discover in the city. Wolfsburg is definitely more than just Volkswagen City.
Excursion tips for Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg travel information
Hannover Airport is the nearest major international airport. It takes about 45 minutes by train to reach it from Wolfsburg.
Wolfsburg has a main railway station with ICE connections. The Berlin-Hanover line runs here, from which the lines to Magdeburg and Braunschweig branch off.
In addition, IC trains, regional express trains and regional trains stop at the station and thus offer very good connections to the region.
In addition, there is a railway station in the Fallersleben district of the city, where only regional trains stop.
The bus station for the long-distance bus lines is located near the entrance to the Autostadt and is within easy walking distance of the city centre. The city is connected to the Flixbus long-distance bus network.
Buses operated by the Braunschweiger Verkehrsverbund travel to the surrounding region. These depart from the ZOB about 200 metres from the main railway station.
Wolfsburg is located on the A 2 and A 39 motorways. Coming from the north, the B 4 and B 188 federal roads lead towards the city.
The Mittelland Canal runs through the city. It is possible to moor in Wolfsburg-Fallersleben and at the landing stage opposite the Autostadt.
On the way in …
There are numerous bus routes in the city, almost all of them meet at the ZOB, the central interchange station, near the main railway station.
The cycle paths are well developed and at central junctions you can also find indications for long-distance routes. Unfortunately, the signposting of destinations in the city is still quite unsatisfactory.
The inner city area is almost completely signposted as a pedestrian zone.
One-hour boat tours are offered on the Mittelland Canal, starting in front of the Autostadt.