An Astronomical Journey through the Allerpark
“My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nachos” is one of the popular mnemonics used to remember the order of the planets in the solar system. Since autumn 2011, visitors to the Allerpark have been able to view the order of these planets themselves on the park’s Planet Walk, which features sculptures of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune built exactly to scale. The size of the planets in the Allerpark corresponds to a scale of 1:1 billion, while the distance between the planet sculptures is based on a scale of 1:4 billion.
The Planet Walk begins with the Sun, which is located next to the rowing club building, before leading visitors to the west on a trip around the Allersee lake, where a number of display boards provide an abundance of background information. The creation of the walk was supported by the Wolfsburg Community Foundation and contributions from individuals and companies.