Volkswagen's 'Transparent Factory'
Visiting the VW plant in Dresden
There are two ways to visit the Transparent Factory:
1. Buy a Phaeton.
When you order a Phaeton from a Volkswagen dealer, the dealer can help you schedule a visit to the Studio in the Transparent Factory, where a customer manager will introduce you to fabrics, leather, wood veneers, paint colors, etc. that you can see, feel, and smell in person instead of relying on a swatchbook or catalog. Later, you can come back to watch your Phaeton being custom-built (final assembly takes two days) and to pick up your completed car. Alternatively, you can:
2. Book a public tour.
The Transparent Factory is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily (except when special functions are on the calendar), but the best time to visit is during production hours, when you can put on a white lab coat and be taken through the assembly area.
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