Come to phaeno and experience how tornados, anti-gravity forces, geysers and luminous gases can kindle your curiosity about the mysteries and phenomena of nature. There is something to discover for everyone – however old you are and whatever you know already. Best of all: you, the visitors, are called upon to play an active part in determining and influencing what happens.
You can find all usefull information compiled in our General Information Brochure.
Tuesday - Friday: 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 10 am - 6 pm
Mondays and 24.12. / 31.12.: Closed
During school vacations in Lower Saxony:
Monday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm
Price and Tickets
Adults: 13.50 €
Children under 6 years old: free admission
Children/young adults from 6 to 17 years of age: 8.50 €
Reduced admission*: 10.00 €
Small family ticket (1 adult + 2 children*): 21.00 €
Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children*): 31.00 €
– each additional child in the family: 2.50 €
Valid for (grand-)parents and their own (grand-)children
Group tickets (15 people or more; prior notification required)
Adults: 11.50 €
Children/young adults from 6 to 17 years of age: 6.50 € per person
Reduced*: 7.50 € per person
Groups are requested to give at least 7 days advance notice
under +49 (0)5361 / 890 100.
*Reduced admission granted on presentation of a valid document or pass: school students over 18 years, students, trainees/apprentices, senior citizens/pensioners, those in federal volunteer service, travel agency representatives, disabled persons (degree of disablement 80 % or more), social security cardholders and unemployed persons.
Subject to alterations!
phaeno is adjacent to Wolfsburg central station. You can easily reach Wolfsburg by ICE high-speed train from Berlin and Hannover.
90 steps is the distance from the station to the main entrance, 3,800 steps the equivalent of the distance from the A39 motorway exit to phaeno. What do we learn from that? Distance is relative. And the way to phaeno isn't very far!
The navigation system adress for parking in the underground car park: An der Vorburg 1, 38440 Wolfsburg.
phaeno is accessible for the disabled. Please find detailed information in the brochure.
The phaeno builing in the centre of Wolfsburg looks like a spacecraft that has just landed. Resting on its ten cone-shaped “feet”, the concrete structure spanning 154 metres seems to almost hover in the air.
Designed by the Iraq-born architect Zaha Hadid, the imposing structure sits enthroned high above street-level. The exhibition space, resting on conic supports and sublimely illuminated, emerged as the victorious project from an international competition staged in 2000. The London-based architect has devised a home for phaeno that breaks with many conventions and that liberates the area beneath it as a kind of urban space in the form of a covered artificial landscape with gently undulating hills and valleys. Since November 2005, the futuristic apparition has been raising eyebrows in amazement and making eyes gleam with awe among passers-by.
The inside of phaeno seems to be from another world as well: a free-flowing space framed by cast concrete. Without any right angles. Entwined over several levels. An ideal location for adventurers and discoverers. And a fantastic achievement of the London-based architect Zaha Hadid.
Interested in a conducted tour on the impressive architecture?
Fon.: +49 5361 / 899 930
Our Service Center staff is happy to answer any questions you may have Monday through Friday between 9 am and 5 pm.
Telephone: +49 (0) 5361 / 890 100