Archive 2019

Events 2019

Ducati. The big V2 sport bikes.

From 27 November 2019 to 1 March 2020 AutoMuseum Volkswagen presents eight sport bikes built between 1973 and 2017.

From 27 November 2019 to 1 March 2020, the AutoMuseum Volkswagen is presenting a unique special show on the history of V2 sport bikes of Ducati - starting with the 750 S Beveldrive from 1973 to the Panigale 1299 R from 2017. The eight sports two-cylinder models show almost the entire spectrum of this technical variant. Ducati, part of the Volkswagen Group since 2012, began developing motorcycles in the mid-1940s. Since then, they have stood for uncompromising, timelessly elegant sports machines with the unique technical feature of desmodronic control.

Oldt wine in new skins?

Lecture with VW-engineer Karl-Horst Fuhrmann regarding the new chassis of the 3rd generation of the transporter on Wednesday, 13. November 2019 at 5.00 h pm.

The former VW engineer Karl-Horst Fuhrmann gives a lecture on the innovations of the chassis of the 3rd generation of the transporter in comparison to its predecessors on Wednesday, 13 November 2019 at 5.00 h pm. It is a public event, the entrance is free.

From Beetles and other multi-winged organisms.

Art work from the Wolfsburg woman Christine Fechner from 23 October 2019 bis 16 February 2020.

For the third time, the AutoMuseum Volkswagen is offering an artist woman of Wolfsburg a platform for her works. Christine Fechner deals with Beetle from two sides in her painting. The six-to-eight-legged insect in all its facets and the automobile which enabled millions of citizens to drive individually and still arouses emotions today. These works of art are adorned by other multi-wingers from the natural kingdom. “Of Beetles and other multi-winged organisms.” is shown from 23 October 2019 to 16 February 2020.

Generation changes. The quantum leap to the new water-cooled.

Special exhibition from 29 August 2019 to 1 March 2020 regarding the development of the new engines and models.

Volkswagen worked on a successor to the Beetle form the end of the 1960s, but the road to series production in the early 1970s was long and bumpy. Ultimately, Audi, the Group’s sister company, supplied the engines for the new VW models. From 29 August 2019 to 1 March 2020 The AutoMuseum Volkswagen is showing “Generation changes. The quantum leap to the new water-cooled.” The predecessors and first test models are on display als well as the new production cars from VW and Audi, flanked by a dozen engines. The special show will be accompanied by a book of the same name wich, after meticulous research and countless interviews with contemporary witnesses, will tell the exciting story of its development.

With the VW ESVW 1, Volkswagen wanted to move into the luxury class, but the Board of Management then decided in favour of the Audi 100.

The Audi 80 and VW Passat are also twins with fine differentiation details. They very quickly dominated the middle class.

The EA 266 was Porsche's contribution to the search for a Beetle successor. Ferdinand Piëch was responsible for the sports car design.

Volkswagen experimented with the EA 235, which had a self-developed, longitudinally installed four-in-one, but rear-wheel drive.

With the twin pair Audi 50 and VW Polo - both developed in Ingolstadt and built in Wolfsburg - the small car class was mixed up.

The twelve engines presented in the special exhibition show the most important development steps towards the new water-cooled ones.

The EA 323, developed by Volkswagen itself and later discarded in favour of Audi's EA 827 development, drove the first Golf prototypes.

The Appen Dixie. Jazz- and Swingband

On invitation of Prag live e. V. there is again groovy music at the AutoMuseum on Sunday, 16 June 2019 at 11.00 h am.

Prague live e. V. invited the Czech Appen Dixie Band to its Sunday matinee at the Volkswagen AutoMuseum on Sunday, 16 June 2019 at 11.00 h a.m. on the occasion ofthis year's Sunday matinee. The six musicians with singer play a repertoire of swing from the 20s and 30s as well as jazz pieces. With their pinch of craziness they make every concert visit an unforgettable experience and are welcome guests of the Lindy Hop scene in the Czech Republic as well as in Germany.

Cherity concert with Volkswagen Big-Band.

Swing- and jazz songs 80 Jahren Volkswagen history on 24 May 2019 at 7.30 h pm.

In conjunction with the Lions Club Wolfsburg Hoffmann von Fallersleben, the AutoMuseum Volkswagen is hosting a charity concert featuring the Volkswagen Big Band conducted by Johannes Rosenberger on Friday 29 March 2019 at 7.30 pm (admission 6:30 pm). The band will plays songs from the era when the museum’s cars were still commonplace on the road. Tickets are available for €15 (€8 concession) at the box office and from the Culture Info desk in Alvar Alto-Haus.

Die Veranstalter freuen sich, Sheeran Adam für den gesanglichen Part gewonnen zu haben. Die Helmstedterin mit kenianischen Wurzeln besticht durch ihre sanfte, geschmeidige Stimme und überzeugt mit souligen Klängen. (Bildrecht: Jens Burger).

The Auto 2000.

Lecture of the series "Treasure of the AutoMuseum Volkswagen" on Tuesday, 2 April at 5.00 h pm.

On Tuesday, April 2 at 5.00 h p.m., the AutoMuseum Volkswagen will continue its series "Treasures from the AutoMuseum Volkswagen" with the Auto 2000. In the "Zeitzeugenrunde" the "makers" explain the project, its goals and challenges in the development of economical engines, aerodynamic designs and aspects of vehicle safety. Admission is free.

Haste makes waste.

The safety of 55+ generation is the focus of the talk with Klaus Seiffert from Verkehrswacht Wolfsburg on 20 March 2019 at 5.30 Uhr pm.

The question often arises as to how safe motorists of the 55+ generation are on the roads. Does their reaction time decline? What about their eyesight? Klaus Seiffert’s talks focus on raising awareness of natural \age-related deficits and providing tips on how to handle them as a motorist. We look forward to welcoming plenty of interested listeners on Wednesday 20 March 2019 at 5:\30 pm in the AutoMuseum Volkswagen Entrance is free.

Desert winds from Osnabrück.

The large special exhibition of the Scirocco & the Corrado from 28 February to 18 August 2019.

The major exhibition “Desert Winds from Osnabrück, Scirocco & Corrado” is open from 28 February to 18 August 2019. It charts the history of the first sporty coupé and its successors with production models, and in particular rare models including convertible conversions, station wagons, and high-performance models.

Sciwago. Astonishment and head-shaking: only a dozen lifestyle station wagons based on the Scirocco I were created at Artz in Hanover around 1976. The exhibition model has been boosted to 100 PS.

No production model – the Scirocco Cabriolet: while Volkswagen rejected an open-top version, Bieber, the renowned “embellishment” company, got its hands on this Scirocco.

Scirocco II conversion VR6 Syncro. Absolute one-off: a second series Scirocco on the underbody of a Golf VR6 Syncro. The ultimate in technology transfer. The exterior remained surprisingly subtle.

Scirocco II Bimotor. Wide, fast, loud: a total of two Bimotor Roccos were built, one by Volkswagen Motorsport, the other (photo) by Technical Development. Both are on display in the AutoMuseum!

Corrado Magnum. Even rarer than the Sciwago: one of the two very professionally manufactured Shooting Brake prototypes is in the museum for the first time – the hoped-for series production did not materialise.

Scirocco III AirMotion. Optimised driving dynamics, improved safety and reduced fuel consumption: Volkswagen tested Active Aerodynamics on a Scirocco III with spoilers deployed in certain situations.

It won't last more Green.

From 24 January to 28 April 2019 Ampelmännchen and other light images present themselves.

Since the invention of pedestrian traffic lights, a wide range of figures and symbols have been designed in many countries. Some 80 international traffic light figures and other light images from the collection of Bielefeld’s Frank Föste can be seen in the AutoMuseum Volkswagen from 24 January to 28 April 2019. They are on show as part of the MobilArt series in conjunction with the civic museum in Gütersloh. Many of the lights are in working order and cast some light on the exhibition.