VW Factory Museum
The VW factory museum is NOT located on the factory
grounds. It is within walking distance, though and is located at:
3180 Wolfsburg 1
Tel. 053 61/5 20 71
Find the main street in front of the train station and walk along it away
from the factory. A few blocks past the overpass is the museum.
Entry into the museum is DM 3.00 (currently about $0.70/DM). There is a
small gift shop with a slightly larger and slightly more expensive
collection that the factory shop. Credit cards are not accepted. Hours are
from 10:00 to 17:00 daily, although it is closed from 24Dec to 1Jan.
Inside the museum are a 1934 Bug prototype, a 1936 Bug, the 1,000,000th
Wolfsburg Bug, the 20,000,000th Wolfsburg Bug, the last Wolfsburg Bug, some
bugs from Ireland, South Africa, and Mexico, Herbie the Love Bug, a
Schwimmwagen, a few Type IIs, a gorgeous type 34 (type 3 Karmann Ghia), some
nice type 3 prototypes, and much more. Some of my favorites can be seen
below. Click on each picture for a bigger image.
Items for sale included:
- Almost everything at the factory at slightly higher prices
- Gummy Bugs: 3.0DM
- VW Umbrellas: 15 - 25 DM
- Replica Vintage Postcards: 0.75DM
- Lots of Bugs, Type II, and water-pumper cars: ~15DM and up
- A noticeable lack of Karmann Ghias and Type III cars.
- I think I saw a catalog for 10DM, but I didn't see any other books.
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- The First Bug
Room (from a postcard purchased at the museum)
- A 1934 Prototype
- Another View
Plus a 1936 Bug
- Rear View
of the Prototype and 1936 Bug
- An Early
- Some War Vehicles
(including a Schwimmwagen)
- Front View
- A 1949 Hebmueller
(from the Wolfsburg museum, but seen in a Berlin dealership)
1,000,000th Bug from Wolfsburg
- A Choice
Type 34 (Type III Ghia!)
- Rear View
of the Type 34 (Type III Ghia!)
- Some Type
- A Closeup
of one of the Type III Protoypes
- A Nice Notchback
- Me and my Next
Transporter (A 23-Window Deluxe)
- A 1970
Production Water Pumper: the K70
- The 20,000,000th
Bug - Mexico, 1985.
- OK, so this
isn't a museum piece, but it could be! My '56 oval sunroof.
(That mirror and antenna on the left are part of my '66 Ghia.)
- Mike has some great pics from his
'97 Trip to Wolfsburg.
found some other Museum Pictures here.
- And more cool WV
- Heikki Syrjamaki has some
Pix at his site, too.
- Check out Lee Taylor's
of the VW Beetle.
Return to Scot's page.
Last updated 29Jun99
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