Its largely industrial background has made Wolfsburg a bustling city just an hour away from Germany's capital Berlin, and like many condensed centres of large employment, enough alternatives for entertainment and excitement are all readily available.
bundesliga.com takes a closer look at what, apart from top-level football, the city of Wolfsburg has to offer...
A city of just over 120,000 inhabitants, Wolfsburg is located in the state of Lower Saxony, almost equidistant from the state capital Hanover and Germany's capital Berlin. A good high-speed rail link means Berlin is little over an hour away while communications are also good with the A2 motorway also passing the city, which sits on the River Aller. The nearest international airports can be found in Hanover and Berlin.
Wolfsburg is a relatively young city, revived during the second World War due to the growth of the Volkswagen automobile plant and the arrival of workers from all corners of Germany. The VW headquarters is the city's biggest attraction with the Autostadt - Europe's second most visited park after Disneyland Paris with 2.3 million visitors annually - an annex to the current car factory. An automobile museum is housed in the expansive structure, which also hosts concerts.
The VW-Arena is located on the northern side of the Mittellandkanal, just to the east of the Autostadt. Before venturing from the city centre to one of the most modern footballing theatres in Europe, the home of Volkswagen can easily take away a full morning, if not an entire day. A park with an automotive theme is an attraction for young and old, and within five minutes, you can be taking your seat for some Bundesliga fare.
Built for what may seem a bargain price of 53 million euros, the VW-Arena became the home of Wolfsburg for the 2002/03 season. Home to 30,000 spectators, the stadium is surrounded by ample free parking for fans while the club's new training facilities are located in the shadows of a structure which hosted games of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.
After a long day, what better way to relax than letting your hair down in a city centre which was planned and built to reflect modern needs, with restaurants and bars all located centrally.