Wolfsburg - the German CAR-TOWN of VW Part 1
- Posted March 11, 2008 by Silke Viewed 4497 times
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Wolfsburg is a city in Germany.
The city is very young, since it was planned by the Nazis in order to build a town for the workers of the Volkswagen factories. It was founded in 1938 as Stadt des KdF-Wagens (“City of the KdF Car”) around the village of Hesslingen in the District of Gifhorn. Kraft durch Freude (abbreviated KdF and meaning “strength through joy”) was the German state-controlled leisure organization; one of its projects was the KdF-Wagen, which would later be known as the VW Beetle. During World War II there were also jeeps, airplanes and other military equipment built, mainly by forced workers and POWs at these factories
In November of 2003, Wolfsburg was renamed Golfsburg for one week to celebrate the 5th generation of the Volkswagen Golf.
And yesterday my Dad got his new car there.
It was an unique moment for my son to see thousands of fantastic & awesome cars!
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