Discover hidden processes: watch a Phaeton being created at VW's 'transparent factory' in Dresden.
The glass structure of the 'transparent factory' allows you to witness the fascinating process of car production. Volkswagen has created a major centre of automotive culture that provides unprecedented insight into the production of motor cars. With its glass tower, almost 40m high and visible from afar, containing the finished cars awaiting collection, the 'transparent factory' has quickly established itself as one of Dresden's top attractions. Part of the new production site in the heart of the city on the river Elbe was a new logistics system. Specially designed trains make use of Dresden's tram network to transport prefabricated parts from the logistics centre on the outskirts of the city to the 'transparent factory'.
State-of-the-art technology at the visitors' forum provides information about Volkswagen, its premium-class models and personal mobility in an exciting and interactive way. Customers collecting a car manufactured in Dresden have exclusive access to a separate part of the visitors' forum, making the handover of their new car a very special experience.
The 'transparent factory' has also established a reputation as a cultural centre, hosting a wide range of events from classical music and pop to art exhibitions. Come and see this remarkable combination of production site and interactive exhibition for yourself.