The Volkswagen Group opens the £270m "Autostadt" (City of Cars) next to Volkswagen HQ in Wolfsburg. As the communications platform of the Volkswagen Group, the Autostadt is the interface between customer and global company. In this visitor oriented service and competence centre, arrangements for deliveries to commercial customers can be made for the first time. A "Centre of Excellence", is how the Autostadt explains the innovative service with which it wants to promote customer loyalty to the Groups brands and to reach out to new customers. The Autostadt invites its visitors to journey into the world of mobility. The stunning 250,000 square metre complex, which features lakes and parks, marketplaces and streets and even its own train station, allows visitors to embark on a fascinating voyage of discovery. The Autostadt adopts the values of the Volkswagen Group and brings them to life: quality ensures safety, achievement and sustainability go hand in hand and customer service is uppermost. Each year, 1.2m visitors from all over the world visit the Autostadt to study the technology behind the Group's legendary reliability, and to share our vision of the future. The Marque Pavilions showcase the many faces of Volkswagen: famous brands like Audi, Seat, Skoda, Lamborghini and Bentley, each displayed in its individual setting. While in the Volkswagen Automuseum you can admire vintage Volkswagens and other landmark models and learn about the history of motorcars.