Despite some bad publicity recently, the Volkswagen company owns some very impressive car labels. There’s much, much more to the company in the 21st century than the famous “beetle” — the people’s car — that drove its success in the 20th century.
When visiting Berlin a few months back, my brother and I walked down “Unter den Linden”, one of the city’s famous streets. The street is a wide boulevard known for its lovely linden trees. Apparently Hitler wanted to use the street for Nazi parades so he cut down all the linden trees and put up Nazi flags in their place. The people protested and, in one of the few compromises Der Fuhrer ever made, replanted the trees. They are now mature and beautiful
On this street there’s a lot of upscale shops, including a large main floor space run by the Volkswagen company, known as “Drive“. Here there are rotating exhibits of their varying car brands, beautifully displayed. You’ll find…..
There are a variety of experimental and prototypical vehicles also on display, quite fascinating. It’s free and if you love beautifully crafted machines is well worth your time. There’s a quality restaurant adjoining the property and when you’re done exploring the VW Forum, you’ve all the wonders of Berlin to explore.