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June 2000 will see the world exhibition in Hannover, in the same month the new edutainment park Autostadt will open in VW capital Wolfsburg.
Wolfsburg still has the biggest auto plant in the world and the whole city breaths VW.
The autobahn from hannover to Wolfsburg has been upgraded from 4 to 6 lanes and the new ICE bullet train from Hannover to Berlin will stop in Wolfsburg. Hannover Wolfsburg will take 30 minutes per train and it's 70 minutes from Berlin.
The site will have 2 big glas towers with 800 new cars, awaiting their new owners
The museum will get a new building
Every brand from the VW group will have a pavilion with their cars in the park
The URL for this park is already on-line, just no real info on site http://www.autostadt.de
The following photo is from the Dutch dealer magazine:
1: The Piazza: cafes restaurants and shops
2: The Forum: lot's of info on the world behind the car, 3 movie theatres and al kinds of presentations
3: The museum: new cars (in het glas section) and the vintage cars in the white section
4: Carlton Ritz Hotel
5: A park with pavilions for all the brands from the VWaG group
6: Glas autocylinders, 42 meters high. They will house the new cars, ready for delivery
7: The delivery center, 60 cars per half hour will be handed over to the new owners
8: Parking areas
9: The train station, the ICE bullet train from Hannover to Berlin will stop here
10: Pedestrian bridge leading to the Paizza
11: The Autostadt organisation office
12: The old city with the castle