Tour to the Autostadt

Tour to the Autostadt

10.02.2018: Our tour to the Autostadt is a dream for all motor car lovers but also has something for all the family. We have a range of hotels for you

Our tour to the Autostadt is a dream for all motor car lovers but also has something for all the family. We have a range of hotels for you to choose from. Pricing starts at £276 per person including flights, train transfers, hotel and Autostadt entrance.

We at Battered Suitcase recognise that our community is well-travelled and looking for new and meaningful adventures. By combining specialist knowledge in heritage-travel with an understanding of your needs, hobbies and interests, we will take away the stress of travel preparations and provide you with itineraries tailored to your personality.

 We are your partners in the art of travel, ensuring that you can enjoy experiences carefully designed for you. By delivering a bespoke product, tailor-made and meticulously planned around your needs, we hope to be your tour operator of choice.

All our world heritage tour collections are tried and tested by our team, who tirelessly conduct field research. Battered Suitcase upholds the highest integrity when creating tour packages, by partnering with local providers ethically and responsibly.

How does the process work?

Once you have looked through the tour suggestion, talk to us via email or by telephone, or even use our contact form. We will then discuss your likes and dislikes, your passions and areas of interest, even levels of fitness required for tours.

Remember, unlike an online booking site we have experienced all our tours and can offer extensive advice. We can also arrange theatre and restaurant bookings and additional tour content, in fact, anything that a normal concierge service would provide.

Once we have included all your requirements into your tour we send you a detailed and fully costed itinerary. This can be further adjusted as many times to suit. Only when you are totally happy with all your arrangements will we proceed with your booking confirmations. We do not charge a planning fee for this service.

The prices quoted on this tour are for specific departure dates. Because we will tailor design the tour around your preferences the pricing may fluctuate, but full transparency is provided before you book with

Trip Information

Our tour to the Autostadt is a dream for all motor car lovers but also has something for all the family. We have a range of hotels for you to choose from. Pricing starts at £ 276 per person including all these great activities: many other combinations and days are available.

> Airfare from London.

> Train transfer Berlin to Wolfsburg.

> One night's Bed and Breakfast in a minimum three-star hotel.

> Autostadt entry.

Many additional activities are available for you to book prior to your visit such as Car Tower visit, factory visits, canal cruise, all-terrain track session, one-hour guided discovery tour. We will design your visit around your interests.

Covering more than 28 hectares, the Autostadt offers many opportunities to experience Volkswagen Group brands in special pavilions, or discover exhibitions focusing on sustainability and other themes.

Explore the ZeitHaus museum and glass CarTowers, or stroll through the beautiful park and lagoon landscape. Included within the site are:

The Pavilions

Each of the pavilions expresses the individual vehicle manufacturer's own brand philosophy via its architecture. Once inside, the visitor is enveloped by the illustrated world of the particular brand.

The Pavilions lie in the centre of the park: Volkswagen and Audi lie to the north; further south are the SEAT, Skoda, Lamborghini and the Premium Clubhouse.

The Porsche pavilion lies adjacent to the striking Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles pavilion, right next to the lagoon in the south-east of the park.

The Zeithaus: classic cars & contemporary art

The collection of "Automobile Milestones" in the ZeitHaus museum presents classic cars from history within a contemporary artwork. Presentation of the milestones takes, as its point of departure, the concept that both the artistic direction of the rooms and the presentation of automobile exhibits is a visual experience, each in its own right.

The unique vehicles on display are contextualized by using historical images and information embedded in the surfaces of the stage-like platforms. Raising the vehicles in this way signifies their singular importance as trendsetters of their day; it also enables them to be seen as artworks of technological design.

Car Towers

The Car Towers, a famous Autostadt landmark in Wolfsburg, are situated next to the Car Distribution Centre in the eastern corner of the Autostadt. The fully-glazed, galvanised steel frame constructions offer a view into the interior of the two cylinders.

The towers create a modern architectural contrast to the four chimneys of the Volkswagen power station and make up the heart of the Autostadt new car delivery system.

Each of the fully automated, high-rise stacks has space for up to 400 vehicles. New cars are rolled over from the neighbouring Volkswagen plant, using a robotic-pallet system mounted on rails.

The cars are loaded into and fetched from the towers using two "car shuttles" or lifts per tower, each servicing 180° of the silo. New cars are prominently stored there for roughly 24 hours, before being delivered to customers.

A signal activated by the customer-service agent sets one of the car shuttles in motion. The shuttle selects the correct vehicle and conveys it to the centre of the tower, from where it is gently lowered to the ground floor.

Thereafter, the new car rolls through a tunnel into the Car Distribution Centre. Here (in the last finish area), number plates are mounted, before the customer takes final charge of the vehicle. Each day, an average of 500 Volkswagen and SEAT cars are delivered to new owners in the Autostadt.

Canal  & driving experiences

Enjoy a relaxing boat trip on the canal, which shows the Autostadt and the Volkswagen plant from a totally new perspective. Or book a training session on the all-terrain tracks, which offer the opportunity to test the offroad capabilities of the Volkswagen Touareg, Amarok and Tiguan, as well as those of the Skoda Yeti.

The Safety Training experience moreover aims at teaching confident vehicle handling, under any and all road conditions. Before you get behind the wheel, experienced instructors will familiarize you with the track and tell you what the vehicle is capable of.

Restaurants & cuisine

Healthy nutrition and sustainable, local and seasonal products have played a key role at the Autostadt in Wolfsburg for many years. In cooperation with their partners at Movenpick, Autostadt has developed a gastronomic concept based on organic, seasonal products sourced from the local region. is a fully bonded tour operator, with a great range of independent travel. We are passionate about our travel along with world heritage and history. We aim to provide unrivalled travel management arrangements for like-minded people to visit heritage, historic and cultural sites throughout the world.

100% Financial Protection

We are members of Travel Trust Association (TTA) Your money is 100% secure and safe. When you pay for your travel arrangements the money is kept in a separate trust fund, which means it is not possible for you to be out of pocket. Our membership number is Q2472.

Air Travel Organiser's Licence (ATOL)

All flights and flight-inclusive holidays offered by are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate.

Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked is listed on it. See our booking conditions for further details; for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate, go to

The ATOL scheme means that, in the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking.

Our membership number is T7528. We can be contacted on 0800 698 1586, or by email at 

- Colin Wilson -    photo Autostadt


10.02.2018 / MaP

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