The Autostadt in Wolfsburg celebrated its 15th anniversary on 30th and 31st May with a unique journey around the world. An exclusive programme featuring more than 300 artists from six continents was presented at different locations throughout the park.
Autostadt CEO Otto F. Wachs thanked the visitors, the almost 1,000 employees, and the heads of management for this accomplishment. He also recalled the theme park’s beginnings: “In the months before the Autostadt opened in 2000 we had no idea how things would develop over the next few years. We believed in our vision, of course, but there was no guarantee of its success. Since then, many attempts have been made to copy the Autostadt – and not only in Germany and Europe. In the meantime, our theme park on the Mittelland Canal has attracted more than 30 million guests, making it the world’s leading automotive destination. The special programme marking the Autostadt’s 15th anniversary is our way of expressing our heartfelt thanks.”
The highlight of the celebration was a dance finale followed by spectacular fireworks. Around 35,000 visitors joined in the celebrations this weekend. Guests could also see the 48 metre-high Car Towers decorated with inscriptions commemorating “15 Years”.
As a communications platform for the Volkswagen Group, the Autostadt in Wolfsburg focuses on the Volkswagen corporate values and all aspects of mobility in line with the theme: “People, cars and what moves them.” The Autostadt is the world’s largest new car delivery centre and home to the ZeitHaus, the world’s most frequently visited car museum. Featuring a variety of cultural events, including the annual Movimentos Festival, the Autostadt is a well-known international meeting place for culture enthusiasts.