Wolfsburg coat of arms.
Wolfsburg is a city in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is located on the River Aller northeast of Braunschweig (Brunswick). Wolfsburg is bordered by the districts of Gifhorn and Helmstedt.
The city of Wolfsburg 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.
After World War II, in 1945, the city got its present name after the Wolfsburg castle located in the city, which was founded about 1300 on the bank of the Aller river. Today there is another castle at the place, which was built after 1600.
In 1951, Wolfsburg was separated from the District of Gifhorn, and became an urban district.
In November 2003, Wolfsburg was renamed Golfsburg for one week to celebrate the 5th generation of the Volkswagen Golf.
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There were 2 styles of the Wolfsburg crest used on the Beetle. The crest with the blue background was used on the Beetle from 1951-1959.
The crest with the black background was used from 1960-1962. The crest was discontinued on the 1963 model but was used on Volkswagen's final Ultima Edicion Beetles produced at the factory in Puebla, Mexico in 2003.
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Phil Weiner from The Weiner Foundation, who can get you just about any Volkswagen part you desire, shows us this rare red vintage Wolfsburg crest from Africa. The colors of the crests vary depending on what country the car comes from.
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