Glaserne Manufaktur833 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Lennestrausse 1, 01069 Dresden, Germany, 01069
- Timings: 08:30 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: 49351-4204411
- Ticket Price: 7 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Educational Site, Family And Kids, Arts And Crafts, Automobile Museums , Landmarks
The Glaserne Manufaktur or Transparent Factory, is an automobile production plant in Germany. Owned by car making giants Volkswagen, the factory is a giant production unit, where people are taken on tours and is made out of glass. The name is a clever play on words, and refers to the factory beings see through, because of the glass, and that the process of creating cars by the company is a free for all to see, therefore transparent. The main purpose of this factory is to create the Phaeton, a luxury sedan. This unusual production unit is a platform for art and culture as well, which makes this a popular tourist destination.
This factory opened in 2002 and was designed by architect Gunter Henn. It’s smack dab in the heart of a city that is known for its art and craftsmanship, so it comes as no surprised that this building is also an architectural marvel. The walls are almost completely made out of glass, with its floors covered in Canadian maple. It can accommodate up to 250 visitors every day and the grounds outside will soon be covered with trees, thanks to the 350 saplings planted by the company. One would think having a factory in the middle of a city would be a nuisance but the lack of smokestacks, loud noises and toxic emissions makes this unit eco-friendly.
The Volkswagen upper class is created behind a giant glass façade and the production area stretches out over two levels of the building. Visitors can see what goes on in the final assembly line but nothing else, since this factory does not handle other operations such as welding or painting. Regardless, it’s still a thrill to watch as random parts are put together in order to create the iconic car. Automobile lovers will especially adore visiting this factory. In order to minimize complications during the procedure of bringing in the materials, a unique logistics system was created. Specially developed trains travel via the tram network and transport materials to and fro.
There are a number of interesting features inside the factory, such as a ‘global theater’ that lets visitors take the planet’s pulse, a simulated car drive and a car configurator that allows people to virtually generate the car of their dreams. All these exhibits have been created with state of the art technology, creating a multimedia experience like no other. Occasionally, a philosophical discussion panel hosts dialogues in the factory. An outdoor system of speakers emulates the chirping of birds in order to ensure none fly into the glass.
Visitors are allowed in on group tours, each with a maximum of 15 people. Each tour has a guide and you can choose which language you’d prefer your tour to be conducted in. This will enthrall both young kids and adults and is a must see. It is one of the tributes to modernity present in Dresden and provides a refreshing contrast to the olden palaces and museums that the city is famous for. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Dresden itinerary 1 day.
Glaserne Manufaktur Travel Tips
- The glass tower is 16 levels high, and is where the finished vehicles are stored. Make sure to grab a good look.
- Inquiries made via e-mail will be tended to via a phone call from their side.
- Avoid going on the weekends as there is nothing to see then.
Entrance Ticket Details For Glaserne Manufaktur
- Family (up to two adults and five children): € 15
- Group tours german or english: € 110 (15 people per group)
- Theme tours and tours in other languages: € 130 (max. 15 people per group)
How to Reach Glaserne Manufaktur
- Tram line 10 and 13
- Lesage (International/33 EUR to 45 EUR)
- Torwirtschaft Grosser Garten Dresden GmbH (German)
- Alt Dresden Restaurant (German/23 EUR)
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51.9% of people who visit Dresden include Glaserne Manufaktur in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
38.04% of people start their Glaserne Manufaktur visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Glaserne Manufaktur
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Glaserne Manufaktur