Opening Hours and Directions

Be it spring, summer, fall, or winter, there is no wrong time to visit the Gläserne Manufaktur factory in Dresden. Find out about our wide range of guided tours, opening hours, directions and parking options, or request a date for your visit here.

The World of Experience for e-mobility is open to visitors daily. If you also want to take the opportunity to see how the e-Golf* is produced, book one of our guided tours.

Dear visitor,

due to the current situation, the Transparent Factory will therefore be closed until further notice.

Stay healthy!
Your team of the Transparent Factory

Further information
Our opening hours

Visitor area

Mondays - Wednesdays 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursdays + Fridays 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sundays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Production hours

Mondays – Fridays 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

inactive production on weekends and following dates:
10 April 2020 Easter Friday
13 April 2020 Easter Monday
1 May 2020 German holiday
21 May 2020 German holiday
22 May 2020 Bridge day
1 June 2020 German holiday
25 July 2020 until 16 August 2020 Factory holiday
Guided tours take place nevertheless, if there is no event

e-vehicle test drives

Mondays – Saturdays 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Additional e-vehicle test drives on 12 April 2020 from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Manufactory shop

From 20 April 2020
Mondays - Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursdays + Fridays 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturdays 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sundays 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

e-VITRUM restaurant

Open daily. 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:

26 May 2020 all-day (changes are possible)
27 May 2020 all-day (changes are possible)
5 June 2020 after 2:00 pm.
15 June 2020 all-day (changes are possible)

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.

Real-time display of the occupancy of our parking lot and e-mobility station

Thanks to a sensor system developed and expanded by the young company Smart City System from Nuremberg during its stay in our start-up incubator, you can see in advance whether the visitor car park currently has free spaces.


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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*e-Golf: Power consumption combined 13,8 - 12,9 kWh/100 km - CO2 emissions in g/km: 0 combined - efficiency class: A+