Originally developed in the 1930s to accommodate Volkswagen employees, Wolfsburg maintains today strong ties to the automobile industry and features the Autostadt, an automotive theme-park as well as numerous museums and castles. The location of Wolfsburg, right in the centre of Germany and only an hour away from Hanover makes it also an ideal destination to explore its vicinity. Stay at a hotel in Wolfsburg also to visit large fairs like CeBIT, HMI or the International Automobile Exhibition.
Visit Wolfsburg & stay at the Leonardo Hotel Wolfsburg
Getting to Wolfsburg by Train or Car
Wolfsburg is connected to the Autobahn A39. The routes of the A2 and the A7 motorways are also not far from Wolfsburg. The Central Train Station (Wolfsburg Hauptbahnhof) is located right in the centre of town, not far from Wolsfburg hotels and from all major attractions. The nearest commercial airport is the Hannover-Langenhagen Airport. There is also a small local airport for private jets. Wolfsburg’s compact size makes it easier to stroll around it by foot or to ride a bike around it.
Volkswagen and Hotels in Wolfsburg
Many Volkswagen facilities and factories are spread all over Wolfsburg and several are close to Wolfsburg city centre hotels. The main Volkswagen industrial plants and offices are located north of the Mittelland Canal, with easy access from Wolfsburg main train station (Hauptbahnhof). Business in Wolfsburg is not restricted however to Volkswagen. The CongressPark Wolfsburg is located in the city centre and stages entertainment and trade events. The city is an ideal destination for meetings and events in hotels with conference facilities in Wolfsburg.
Sightseeing near the Leonardo Hotel in Wolfsburg
Autostadt and Museums in Wolfsburg
Mostly identified as “Volkswagen City”, Wolfsburg features a unique attraction – an automotive theme park for the whole family. The “Autostadt” is located just north of the Mittelland Canal. It is within a few minutes from the Leonardo hotel in Wolfsburg. The Autostadt includes a car museum, pavilions for each brand, a factory tour and a cinema. There is also a customer centre where newly purchased cars can be picked up.
Museums in Wolfsburg
The Phaeno Science Center was designed by Zaha Hadid as an interactive science museum in 2005. Visitors to the impressive building – which won several architectural prizes – can enjoy demonstrations of different science phenomena. The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, located near the Leonardo hotel in Wolfsburg exhibits contemporary and modern international fine art.
Shopping in Wolfsburg
The city centre of Wolfsburg is compact and includes all high-street shopping chains. The Designer Outlets Wolfsburg offers discounted designer items. It is conveniently located only a few minutes’ walk from the main train station and the Leonardo Wolfsburg hotel.