The Audi plant in Ingolstadt, which today is the size of the Principality of Monaco, was literally built on a greenfield site on the outskirts of the city at the end of the 1950s. Audi historian Ralf Friese explains how it all began in his lecture "The 'New Plant' - the history of the Auto-Union plant on Ettinger Strasse" at museum mobile on November 15.
In 1932, Auto Union AG was formed from Audi, DKW, Horch and Wanderer. It was originally based in Chemnitz. After the Second World War, however, the Soviet Union had most of the plants of the four brands located in East Germany dismantled. At the same time, some former Auto Union employees managed to make a new start in the West as early as the end of 1945 - initially with a central depot for Auto Union spare parts in Ingolstadt. For many years, the company was active at various locations in the city center until the foundation stone for the new Auto Union plant was laid on the outskirts of the city in July 1958. In December of the same year, the shell of the building on Ettinger Strasse was completed and production of the DKW Junior began in the summer of 1959. (aum)
Registration for the lecture evening at the Audi museum mobile is possible by e-mail to email@example.com or by telephone (0841/8934433). The registration deadline is Monday, November 13. The event begins on Wednesday, November 15, at 6 p.m., admission from 5:30 p.m. (aum)
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