Volkswagen Beetle-Inspired House and Restaurant Built in Austria
However, it seems like some people wanted to take the Beetle game to a whole new level. The story began almost 10 years ago, when some Austrian home owners decided to turn their house into... a Volkswagen Beetle, as Carscoop reports.
Located in Salzburg, a city of key importance for the Volkswagen Group, the VW Bug house was finished years later, in 2003, with the project being handled by architect Markus Voglreiter.
The architect was really fond of his project, so he went on to create something similar, but on a much larger scale. No, we are not talking about a bigger house. Voglreiter went on to create a restaurant called “The Car. Das Auto” - this also happens to be the way in which the Volkswagen brand describes itself nowadays.
The Beetle-inspired restaurant is also located in the city of Salzburg. Various sourced reported that the project needed an investment of around EUR1.6 million ($2.08 million at the current exchange rate).
OK, the architectural projects don’t look 100 percent like a Beetle (it takes you a bit of time to see the similarities), but they’re still awesome.