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Wolfsburg is an Aller River (Weser River) cruise port and large city in Germany's Lower Saxony state. By population (around 125,000) it is ranked state's 5th largest city - after Hannover, Braunschweig, Oldenburg, and Osnabruck. The city is on Aller River (the largest tributary of Weser River) and also on Mittellandkanal (Midland Canal) - major inland waterway in central Germany, running east-west, completed in 1938 and with length 326 km (202 ml). Wolfsburg is approx 75 km (47 ml) east of Hanover (state's capital) and approx 230 km (143 ml) west of Berlin (Germany's capital).
Wolfsburg is best-known (worldwide famous) for housing VW's (Volkswagen AG's) headquarters and also VW's (and world's) largest car-producing factory. Next to the VW plant is located the Autostadt (open-air museum/visitors center/theme park) exhibiting company's various models made throughout its long history, also old car models by the VW-owned luxury brands Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Ducati, Lamborghini, Porsche, SEAT, Skoda, as well as commercial VW vehicles (in a separate pavilion). As theme-park, Autostadt also has planetarium; Ritz-Carlton Hotel; Phaeno Science Center (Germany's largest science-themed museum); water skiing resort; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (private art museum).
Officially founded in 1938, Wolfsburg is one of the few large cities in Germany built in the 20th-century's first half. The town (initially named "Stadt des KdF-Wagens bei Fallersleben") was established to house workers producing the model "VW Beetle" (until 1945). By 1972, its population already exceeded 100,000. During WW2 (1939-1945) here were built military cars and airplanes. After the war, the town was renamed Wolfsburg - after the Wolfsburg Castle (lowland and water castle/palace) built here in the 13th-century. Volkswagen's best-selling car - VW Beetle - was manufactured here in the period 1955-1974, though the production continued in Emden until 1978.
As cruise port, Wolfsburg is included in the regular schedules of some of Europe's largest river cruise companies - like CroisiEurope and Phoenix Reisen. Next tables show some Lauenburg-visiting cruisetours as ports sequences and prices per person (double occupancy rates).
(Phoenix Reisen, ship Saxonia) 9-day itinerary roundtrip from homeport Potsdam
|Date / Time||Port|
|13 Jul 15:30||Departing from Potsdam, Germany|
|13 Jul 21:30 / 14 Jul - 06:00 (overnight)||Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany|
|14 Jul 16:00 / 15 Jul - 06:00 (overnight)||Havelberg, Germany|
|15 Jul 10:00 - 13:00||Wittenberge, Germany|
|15 Jul 18:00 / 16 Jul - 08:30 (overnight)||Hitzacker, Germany|
|16 Jul 12:00 - 15:00||Lauenburg-Elbe, Germany|
|16 Jul 19:00 / 17 Jul / 18 Jul - 07:00 (overnight)||Hamburg, Germany|
|18 Jul 12:30 - 13:30||Scharnebeck Boat Lift|
|18 Jul 18:00 - 18:30||Uelzen, Germany|
|18 Jul 20:00 / 19 Jul - 08:30 (overnight)||Bad Bodenteich, Germany|
|19 Jul 12:30 - 13:00 / 19 Jul 14:00 - 18:00 (overnight)||Wolfsburg, Germany|
|19 Jul 23:00 / 20 Jul - 05:00 (overnight)||Haldensleben, Germany|
|20 Jul 13:00 - 13:30||Genthin, Germany|
|20 Jul 23:00 / 21 Jul - 13:00 (overnight)||Berlin, Germany|
|21 Jul 15:00 / 22 Jul (overnight)||Arriving in Potsdam, Germany|
(CroisiEurope, ship Mona Lisa) 11-day itinerary between homeports Berlin and Amsterdam, from ~USD 1800 pp
|Date / Time||Port|
|10 Sep 18:00 / 11 Sep / 12 Sep 12:00 (overnight)||Departing from Berlin, Germany|
|12 Sep 14:00||Potsdam, Germany|
|12 Sep 22:30 / 13 Sep 06:00 (overnight)||Wusterwitz, Germany|
|13 Sep 14:00 / 14 Sep 05:30 (overnight)||Magdeburg, Germany|
|14 Sep 08:00||Rothensee Boat Lift|
|14 Sep 17:00||Wolfsburg, Germany|
|15 Sep 08:00||Hannover, Germany|
|15 Sep 13:00||Minden, Germany|
|15 Sep 20:30 / 16 Sep 08:30 (overnight)||Nienburg-Weser, Germany|
|16 Sep 11:30||Hoya, Germany|
|16 Sep 17:30 / 17 Sep 11:45 (overnight)||Bremen, Germany|
|17 Sep 16:00||Oldenburg, Germany|
|17 Sep 18:30 / 18 Sep 08:00 (overnight)||Kusten Canal|
|18 Sep 12:45||Papenburg, Germany|
|18 Sep 16:00||Delfzijl, Holland|
|18 Sep 18:30 / 19 Sep 06:00 (overnight)||Groningen, Holland|
|19 Sep 21:30 / 20 Sep / 21 Sep 09:00 (overnight)||Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland|
Port Wolfsburg cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Wolfsburg, Germany. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|15 May, 2019|
|MS Katharina von Bora||07:00||12:00|
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