The Beetle Sunshine Tour has its origins in the Lübeck district of Travemünde, directly on the Baltic Sea. Gaby Kraft, the inventor and organiser of the Beetle Sunshine Tour, lives there in Schleswig-Holstein. Fourteen years ago she initiated the first tour with 60 participating vehicles. Gaby Kraft: "It was quite easy. I bought myself a Beetle back then. I asked myself: I can't be the only one who's enthusiastic about this car. There must be others. So let's try to organise a meeting up here in the north." And that's how it happened.
Beetle Sunshine Tour to Wolfsburg 2018: Community celebrates the 20th birthday of the New Beetle
- Beetlemania: Autostadt in Wolfsburg provides the backdrop for the Beetle Sunshine Tour on 8 September
- New Beetle première 1998: Festival visitors celebrate the 20th birthday of lifestyle icon New Beetle
- Special Beetle convoy: Participants of the Beetle Sunshine Tour will drive through the Volkswagen plant in their own cars
The Beetle Sunshine Tour is the largest meeting of the Beetle, New Beetle and Käfer community in Europe. For the first time, the festival in 2018 will not take place in Lübeck, but in Wolfsburg and thereby in the heart of the Volkswagen world. For good reason, because the New Beetle presented in 1998 is celebrating its 20th birthday and because it was the impetus for the first Beetle Sunshine Tour in 2004. The organisers have therefore moved the meeting to the Autostadt without further ado. That's why the motto is "Beetle Sunshine Tour to Wolfsburg". It starts on 8 September at 10:00 a.m. Highlight: a convoy of all participating Beetles, New Beetles and Käfer right through the centre of the Volkswagen plant.