E as in Experience Day: Picking Up Your Car Personally at the Gläserne Manufaktur

You’d like to pick up your new e-up!1, e-Golf2, Golf GTE3, Passat GTE4, Arteon5, or Touareg6 at the Gläserne Manufaktur in person? Here you can find out how we make your car pickup an unforgettable e-experience day with plenty of fun and infotainment.

Have you just bought a new Volkswagen? Take advantage of the opportunity to get to know the place where it was produced. And, if you decide to come on a weekday, add the option of experiencing the most relevant manufacturing steps live, because the guided tour of the Gläserne Manufaktur takes you past the final assembly point of the electric Golf*. In addition, you can experience an exciting, interactive world that shows how fit for daily life e-mobility already is, and that answers questions about the future of mobility.

However, the highlight of your visit is the spectacular presentation of your new car. After this emotional and unforgettable moment, your personal product expert will introduce you to the most important operating elements and features of your e-Golf* and to range-optimized driving techniques. The e-VITRUM restaurant – only a few steps away from the production area – will provide for your culinary well-being with fresh, seasonal dishes prepared with primarily local products.

Your personal product expert will show you the most important operating elements and features of you

Enjoy a drink and one of the seasonal dishes in the e-VITRUM restaurant.

If you would like to pick up your new vehicle at the Gläserne Manufaktur, please inform your dealer when you finalize your purchase contract. He will then arrange the pickup date with us and inform you about all of the further steps. We have five different delivery packages encompassing a variety of services, depending on your interests and available time.

What to expect within the scope of the vehicle handover? Your program will include (depending on the range of services booked):

 

  • A personalized pickup event. You will be met at the airport or train station, respectively, by a driver from our chauffeur services who will bring you to the Gläserne Manufaktur. Look for the sign that says “Chauffeur-Service” for the Gläserne Manufaktur.
    We will also be happy to pick you up from your hotel in Dresden. It’s also possible for you to drop off your rental car, if you have one, on the Gläserne Manufaktur terrace for a small extra fee (charged by the car rental company).
     
  • A personal greeting. Depending on the time of your arrival, you will be greeted in a special atmosphere that gives you the opportunity to settle in without stress and discuss all further aspects of your visit with your personal contact person. A small refreshment will help you get in the mood for the highlights that await you.
     
  • A guided tour through the cutting-edge production environment of the new e-Golf2. Not only will you be fascinated by the building’s architecture, during the tour you will experience our e-Golf2 production and exhibition live, witnessing innovative manufacturing methods and Working World 4.0 in action. You can find out more about the assembly, technological highlights and sustainable production at the Gläserne Manufaktur here: About us
     
  • A visit to our World of Electromobility. There you will learn interesting details about electromobility, battery-charging processes, recuperation and much more. Furthermore, you can experience what the future of mobility holds for you in an entertaining, playful way through interactive displays. Find out more about our exhibit and our interactive world here: What awaits you here

In the production area you can experience close-up how the e-Golf is assembled.

Many exciting exhibits on e-mobility can be seen in our exhibition.

  • A show delivery of your car. Without a doubt, the best part of the experience is the moment you take possession of your car, which takes place as a specially orchestrated presentation. Then there’s nothing more to do except climb in and enjoy your new car with all your senses. We capture this moment for you in photographs so that it remains unforgettable.
     
  • Useful tips for newcomers to e-mobility. For new owners picking up their e-model, we offer instruction in range-optimized driving. There you learn what you can do to use the battery charge in the most effective and energy-efficient way while on the road. You can find more information and tips for e-car newcomers here: Tips for your first e-drive
     
  • A culinary conclusion according to your preferences and wishes. Regardless of whether you already have your key or are still waiting with anticipation to take possession of your car, culinary delights await you in the special atmosphere of our e-VITRIUM restaurant, which you can savor individually and à la carte at any time. Find out more about our cuisine and menu here: Our gastronomy
     
  • Additional attractions in and around Dresden. When you’re finally holding the key to your new Volkswagen in your hand, you’ll only be thinking of one thing: driving and having fun! Our travel service will be happy to help you with ideas for your stay, as well as provide tips on hotels and suggestions for a suitable program. You’ll find more information about planning your Dresden visit here: Dresden highlights

 

Customers whose car won’t be registered in Germany are offered the option of a show delivery at the Gläserne Manufaktur, which will allow you to enjoy all the amenities of a normal delivery. The only difference is that your vehicle will subsequently be sent by truck to its country of registration.

You can find more details and forms on how to book your car pickup here.

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1 e-up!: Power consumption in kWh/100 km: 11.7 (combined); CO2 emissions in g/km: 0 (combined); efficiency class: A+

2 e-Golf: Power consumption in kWh/100 km: 12.7 (combined); CO2 emissions in g/km: 0 (combined); efficiency class: A+

3 Golf GTE: Fuel consumption in l/100 km: 1.8 to 1.6 (combined); power consumption in kWh/100km: 12 to 11.4 (combined); CO2 emissions in g/km: 40 to 36 (combined); efficiency class: A+

4 Passat GTE: Fuel consumption in l/100 km: 1.8 to 1.7 (combined); power consumption in kWh/100km: 13.1 to 12.5 (combined); CO2 emissions in g/km: 40 to 38 (combined); efficiency class: A+

5 Arteon: Fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.3 to 4.4 (combined); CO₂ emissions in g/km: 164 to 114 (combined); efficiency classes: C–A+

6 Touareg: Fuel consumption in l/100 km: 6.6 (combined); CO₂-emissions in g/km: 173 (combined); efficiency class: B