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 daily (see "Opening Hours"), except when special functions are on the calendar. 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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