It’s a bit hard to define exactly what Autostadt – which sprawls over a 70-acre site next to Volkswagen’s massive factory in Wolfsburg, Germany – is. For example, the website describes it, somewhat grandly, as a "journey into the world of mobility". 

Picture special: Autostadt – inside VW's theme park for cars

No, I’m not quite sure what that means either. So how would I define it? Well, imagine a slightly off mash-up between a car museum, a manufacturer experience centre, a theme park, a motor show and an expo site, all fused together with some slick presentation and a slightly surreal sheen. Okay, it’s not a very catchy description, but I think it works.