Photo: Uwe Walter
Flying high on the motion sculpture
Move around the moving sculpture’s different levels
On entering the MobiVersum an enormous sculpture, not unlike a root, immediately catches one’s eye. Its design, and the challenges it offers to children’s motor skills, is quite unique.
Depending on age and ability, everyone from young children to adults will be able to move around the sculpture’s different levels. Even the smallest visitor has a special area at the MobiVersum, a place where they can crawl and learn about movement. The bottom of level of the motion sculpture has a designated parent-child action area. And as motor skills increase, the scope of activity expands and exciting things like sound bodies and slides are discovered.
Free access to visitors daily during opening hours.
Age recommended: from 0 years
Knowledge, practical skills, creativity and tradition come together at the workstations located in the centre of the MobiVersum. Imaginative programmes encourage children, teens and families to take part in a variety of hands-on activities. From developing motor skills, to using tools and small machines, or exploring social issues, participants can discover the many different dimensions of creative processes. Everyone is welcome to test their skills and explore new and valuable experiences.
From monday until friday from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm, on saturdays and sundays from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm.
At an open driving track children, teenagers and adults can explore a number of flamboyant vehicles – and try to get them moving. These prototypes, which were especially developed for the Autostadt, demand a healthy dose of curiosity and a desire for experimentation. Because it’s not always immediately obvious how one gets them to move. This is why they have creative names such as “Dreisel” or “Raupenrad” (caterpillar cycle).
Driving the “Raupenrad” or a “Dreisel”
Each device has a sensory and a motor challenge which allows the visitor to discover mechanical motion anew. To move forward one of the devices requires a caterpillar-like movement while on another steering is only achieved via the pedals or by moving one’s upper body up and down. This demands physical strength and challenges balance. Would-be drivers who are tenacious and patient are richly rewarded. It’s the unfamiliar movements which galvanize the vehicle to rotate around its own axis or which swivel out its rear that cause the most fun. Autostadt staff are always on hand to advise and help.
Segways and aero wheels in summer
In summer this activity can also be pursued outside. Here too (weather permitting) original vehicles such as segways or aero wheels, which demand unusual ways of propelling the device forward, can be used.
These vehicles are available free of charge to visitors during opening times.
Age recommended: from 3 years