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Gläserne Manufaktur Dresden

History

At Straßburger Platz, art, culture, and architecture have always intersected. Until the bombing of Dresden in World War II, this area was home to the city's exhibition palace and the Kugelhaus. The latter was dismantled before the war during the Nazi regime. Today, the Gläserne Manufaktur, with its nearly 40-meter high glass tower, bridges the past to the present, showcasing cutting-edge technologies.

The three-story, 55,000-square-meter L-shaped building sits on an 8.3-hectare plot. From 2001 to 2016, the Gläserne Manufaktur was the production site for the Phaeton, Volkswagen's luxury vehicle. The entire manufacturing process could be observed through the building’s 27,500 square meters of window surfaces.

The Gläserne Manufaktur Dresden: Insights into the Mobility of the Future

The Gläserne Manufaktur Dresden is one of the city's most modern and innovative attractions. As a showcase for the Volkswagen brand and the production site of the fully electric Volkswagen ID.3, it offers fascinating insights into the future of the automotive world.

Focus on Electromobility

In the face of growing cities, increasing traffic, and rising environmental pressures, Die Gläserne Manufaktur focuses on electromobility as the solution for sustainable mobility. Visitors can experience the transparent production of the Volkswagen ID.3 up close and gain comprehensive information about alternative drive technologies. Die Gläserne Manufaktur offers numerous experiences and activities for technology and car enthusiasts, including tours, the interactive Electromobility World exhibition, and test drives in an electric vehicle. These offerings combine technological innovation with informative and interactive experiences, making the mobility of tomorrow tangible today.

Centre for Innovation and Education

Die Gläserne Manufaktur is not only a production site but also a centre for innovation and education. Young talents develop new concepts for connected mobility in the in-house startup incubator. The Future Mobility Campus, a student laboratory located within the production area, gives young people the opportunity to engage with future mobility topics and develop their own ideas.

Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH

Visitor address

Lennéstraße 1, 01069 Dresden


Interactive City Map

Local public transport

Tram Nos. 1, 2, 4, 10, 12, 13 to Straßburger Platz


Oberelbe transport authority (VVO)

VVO information


Opening hours

Mon to Sat 9 am to 5 pm, Sun 10 am to 5 pm