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The Transparent Factory of Volkswagen

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Address: Lennestr. 1, 01069 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
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Good food, intersting factory, and interactive exhibits

This attraction is a car factory, which is made of glass making it a glass factory. You have to have a tour to go in the factory itself, but the other exhibits you don't need one... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This attraction is a car factory, which is made of glass making it a glass factory. You have to have a tour to go in the factory itself, but the other exhibits you don't need one. The factory was closed during my visit, though, but I was told that they were changing it to produce electric cars, which would be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We booked the tickets in advance on the Internet. They have trips in many languages and they had a trip in Polish. The Transparent Factory is situated in the city center of Dresden near beautiful parks. We bought tockets for a hop-on , hop-off bus and it took us to this museum. The whole exhibition is very rich and interesting.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

interesting visit, beautiful visit you can see your VW Phaeton or your Bentley being assembled, and drive out of the factory incredible manufacturing site, with wooden floors, and a splendid architecture

Thank Jim B
western australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

It is a very interesting place to visit - but there aren't any cars manufactured here anymore. The tour was very good.

Thank matska
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This was a disappointing stop. The building is gorgeous, but there is very little to see inside. We did not buy the tour ticket after reading other TripAdvisor reviews. We just did the see-it-yourself tour. The factory is not functioning now. There are a few cars and some signage, a sales room, and a minimal gift shop as well as... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the tour in English this afternoon of the factory. The building was wonderful and striking in its design inside and out. Great to look at, move through and photograph. The tour was interesting to learn of the move to more electronic and hybrid vehicles and see some concept cars and bicycles. No factory production was happening but the... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Lots of young articulate people in their VW emblemed suits, white shirts and corporate ties mill round to take visitors on a tour of what turns out to be a phantom car plant. For 22 Euros we were shown the empty location (no workforce and no tools) where production of the now abandoned VW Phaeton used to take place. We... More 

2 Thank 4577cymro
Wroclaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Very interesting and impressive place in Dresden. Even for me, who never interested in cars)) It was so impressive that I even visited it second time one month after)))

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Porto, Portugal
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I have been in this VW plant in 2007 with my students and this year I plan to go there with my family. A BIG MISTAKE. The plant is not assembling cars since last March due to lack of the PHAETON demand. So, the plant is transformed in a poor museum, with some old VW models and some full-electric models... More 

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Nahant, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Touted as the factory of the future on Utube clips, we found it enjoyable and informative, but limited because they are not making any cars there right now. Good exhibits of electric cars, but the assembly line, if working, would have been interesting. Immaculate place and we did enjoy lunch at the cafeteria. Easy to access using the tram.

Thank jackd_10

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