Opening Hours and Directions

Find out about our wide range of guided tours, opening hours, directions and parking options, or request a date for your visit here.

After the restart of the vehicle handover on 20th of April 2020 and the restart of production on 27th of April 2020, the Transparent Factory is now opening its doors to visitors again.

We have made intensive use of the past few weeks to make the Transparent Factory a fun place to visit by a wide margin and in compliance with the general regulations and hygiene rules.

The alternative visit concept includes a guided tour of the production and experience world and a digital experience tour, recognisable by the orange dots. In addition, a completely newly created area awaits you - the ID. Store.

Out of consideration for your and our health, we are unfortunately unable to offer test drives for the time being. Many thanks for your understanding.


Here you get all information about our new advenure tour including dates and prices.

Further information
Our opening hours

Visitor area

Monday - Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sunday 9:30 a.m - 5:00 p.m.

Production hours

Monday – Friday 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

inactive production on weekends and following dates:
18 November 2020
24 December 2020 until 3 January 2021
Guided tours take place nevertheless, if there is no event

e-vehicle test drives

Due to the spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in Germany and the associated obligation to comply with hygiene regulations, we currently do not offer test drives.

Manufactory shop

Monday - Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


e-VITRUM restaurant

Monday - Saturday 9:00 a.m - 6:30 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Find out more here.


Closing times

The Gläserne Manufaktur is also a popular venue for a variety of conferences and events. As a result, our opening hours can sometimes differ from those listed below. Please note that the Gläserne Manufaktur will be closed to visitors at the following times:

13 October 2020 all-day
14 October 2020 after 3:00 p.m.

Whether you’re own your own or in a group, visiting from within Germany or traveling from further afield, with your family or with a school group, we have the perfect tour for you.

Overview of guided tours
How to get to the Gläserne Manufaktur

Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH
Lennéstraße 1
01069 Dresden

Parking when arriving by car

If you are visiting the Gläserne Manufaktur or the e-VITRIUM restaurant, you can park for free in our visitors’ parking lot. This is located on Lennéstrasse and is easy to reach if you are driving from the direction of Lennéplatz. If you are arriving from the other direction, please note that Lennéstrasse is divided by a track bed that cannot be crossed to enter the visitors’ parking lot. For this reason, we recommend using Blüherstrasse to access the parking lot from this direction. Click here to view or download a detailed map.

If the visitor parking lot is not available due to high demand, please park alternatively either in the shopping center SP1 (opposite the Transparent Factory) or in the area of Lingnerallee/Blüherstraße. However, these parking spaces are subject to charges.

Right of way and parking options for busses

Busses can stop briefly in front of the Gläserne Manufaktur (Lennéstrasse) to allow passengers to get on and off. Otherwise, parking is available on Blüherstrasse, which runs parallel to Lennéstrasse. Click here to view or download a detailed map.

Arrival by public transport:

You can reach the Gläserne Manufaktur on tram lines 1, 2, 4, 10, 12 and 13; the stop is called Strassburger Platz/Gläserne Manufaktur. There is also a stop for the hop-on/hop-off bus tours of Dresden directly in front of the Gläserne Manufaktur.

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