* Date : 2016-12-22
Wolfsburg is a city located in the mid-Northern region of Germany. At one point in the 90s, unemployment in the region was as high as 17.9%, but the establishment of 'Autostadt', a theme park for cars in 2000 by partnership between an automaker and the government, led to its revival into one of the most prosperous regions in Germany. Industrial tourism, in which factories and industrial facilities with cultural meaning are transformed into tourism resources, is rising as a solution for revitalizing local economies. While Korea's rate of foreign exchange earning is 80%, the number falls to below 5% when it comes to industrial tourism. The government began developing industrial tourism in Korea in 2012. Find out how far it has come since, and where it is headed in the future.