Long weekend jaunt to Wolfsburg

Discussion in 'Europe' started by whereuromnosecity, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. Last weekend, me and my brother in law headed off to Wolfsburg to visit the Museum and the Auto Stat

    We booked the ferry a few months back and just headed off with a tent and some clean smalls in the boot

    We set off Thursday night about 2330 and headed down to dover for the 0640 crossing to calais
    Landing in France about 0930 we set off on the 500 mile trip to Wolfsburg hoping to arrive around tea time at the campsite by the Autostat, a few traffic jams and a smash on the autobahn about 100kms from Wolfsburg meant we finally arrived at 1930, 10hrs later

    Saturday saw us visit the Autostat and have a nose round the city
    Sunday we spent at the museum then headed back towards Belgium where planned to kip for the night before reaching calais for the monday lunchtime ferry back, but since we made such good time on the way back we managed to make to Calais late Sunday night for the midnight crossing

    Anyway enough dribble, we had a cracking time and took plenty of pics
    Here's some of the trip and the museum and the link to the rest on photo bucket
     
  2. This was the chariot all packed up ready to go, 1989 mk2 Golf 16v

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    Dover

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    The wait

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    Unloading at Calais

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    Welcome to Germany

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    Quality German place names:eek::p
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    58km to go

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  3. Some pics of the skyline of the city, dominated by the towers of the old factory and the new glass towers at the autostat

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    not the easiest thing taking pics from a moving Golf
     
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  4. We set up camp and decided to head in to the city for some food and a beer before bed

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    The plan was just to have 1 beer, we didn't really manage to stick too that idea [​IMG]
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  5. Saturday saw us struggling to recover from the night before (me especially) so we headed off to the autostat which the bro in law has the pics of

    Sunday morning we where up bright and early packed up camp and headed off to the museum

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  6. So on to the main pics

    The passage up to museum gave details of the history of VW

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    At the main doors an early beetle dash greeted us

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    Then we went in, and what a sight to behold - Dubs everywhere

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  7. The main feature of the museum at the moment is celebrating 40 years of the Golf

    The bro in law (golf nut) on his knees having a little pray to the Dub Gods
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    7 faces of the Golf

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    1&2
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  8. So i'll just let the pics do the talking

    Milestone cars

    20,000,000th Beetle
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    50,000,000th Volkswagen
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    10,000,000 Golf
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    30,000,000 Golf
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    Last Mk2 Golf Produced in Mexico
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  9. Some Buses

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  10. Very cool.
    I really want to go to the museum but its 400 miles to dover from here. :(
     
  11. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

    Excellent pics. ta :thumbsup:
     
  12. smashing, shame didn't know when you went you could have asked em about my Birth Certificate for my bus I applied for...;)
     
  13. Dover's 240 miles from us, in all we did just short 1600miles in just over 3 days and the Golf never missed a beat apart from needing a couple of top ups of water
     
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  14. I went last year and it was brilliant. The old museum was my favourite bit. Looks like you had a busy weekend
     
  15. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Mod

    Excellent, I must get there one day
     
  16. looks to be well worth the visit, cheers for posting the pics up!
     
  17. Quite fancy doing Bad Camberg vw show next year (or European Bug In) with a trip to Wolfsburg added on. Looking at 2000+ miles over the week though.
    The convoy to B C with BBT in Belgium and a look round their museum sounds pretty good too.
     
  18. It is on my bucket list, hopefully in the van :) How far was the campsite?
     
  19. Really cool :cool::thumbsup:
     

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