This city, founded in the year 1938 is, besides Salzgitter, one of the youngest big cities of Germany; presently it has approx. 124.000 inhabitants.
Thanks to the automotive giant Volkswagen, which has its seat in Wolfsburg, this lively industrial city is also known as the Autostadt (Car city) or Volkswagenstadt (Volkswagen city).
The city is located directly on the Midland Canal, in the eastern part of the federal state of Lower Saxony. The Midland Canal is the largest artificial waterway of Germany, extending from Magdeburg in the east, through Wolfsburg, Braunschweig and Hannover all the way to the Dortmund-Ems Canal.
Wolfsburg offers a lot in terms of leisure:
• The Autostadt experience park close to the Volkswagen plant.
• The Allerpark, a leisure zone constituting a tourist attraction in itself. It is located in the city centre, and houses, among others, Germany's largest artificial wave pool.
• The modern Volkswagen Arena stadium, where the first-league team VfL Wolfsburg plays, is always worth a visit. Apart from football matches, it regularly hosts intense concerts.
Art and culture:
Beside the attractions indicated above, Wolfsburg hides certain historic gems as well.
• The Wolfsburg castle, expanded in a grand style from the 16th century onwards. It hides in itself among others the city gallery and the Wolfsburg city museum.
• The Fallersleben castle is devoted to Wolfsburg-born poet, Hoffman von Fallersleben, author of, among others, the words of the German national anthem.
• Close to the main pedestrian zone, one can find the catholic church of St. Christopher and the Jesus Christ evangelic church. Both constitute the city's most important Christian places of worship.
Food and drink:
• The Alter Wolf restaurant Magically located directly at the Wolfsburg castle and the idyllic castle gardens, the restaurant is a synonym of both good urban cuisine and fine regional culinary art with international influences.
• The Awilon restaurant The Awilon is located at the southern end of the pedestrian zone, in the cultural district of the city. The restaurant staff creates a fresh mediterranean and seasonal cuisine, served in a tasty and artistic way.
• The La Fontana restaurant The La Fontana restaurant in the heart of the city is the perfect place to enjoy a quiet, calm lunch, a cosy dinner or a glass of wine.
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Further information may be found at: www.wolfsburg.de