Technical and Cultural Visits

Die Gläserne Manufactur *Fully Booked*

Tuesday 21 May, 10:00
Duration: 2 hours
€17 per person, includes return transport to ICD (10 minutes transfer)
Maximum number: 50

Back by popular demand, EuroBrake’s trip to Die Gläserne Manufactur, Volkswagen’s ‘Transparent Factory’, demonstrates every detailed stage of the making of its luxury sedan ‘The Phaeton’ in exceptional surroundings.

With walls made almost entirely of glass, focus is on transparency of process – Volkswagen are proud to show up to 250 tourists per day the seamless transition from assembly line to visitor forum. There is a strong emphasis on environmental awareness – the factory is free from smokestacks, loud noises and toxic by-products, and sits in impressive grounds with over 350 company planted trees surrounding the building.

The factory is built, not on an industrial estate on the outskirts of Dresden, but in the very heart of the city, just 10 minutes walk from the Old Town. Architect Prof. Dr. Gunter Henn explains that ‘Die Gläserne Manufactur exemplifies the demands of today’s knowledge society, a society in which we require transparent working environments to ensure networked processes’.

Our technical visit to this unique and extraordinary building promises delegates a no holds barred view of this radical reinvention of car manufacturing

Albertinum – Gallery of Modern Art

Tuesday 21 May, 10:00
Duration: 2 hours
EUR 25 per person, includes entrance to the Gallery and return transport to ICD (20 minutes transfer)
Maximum number: 25

From Caspar David Friedrich to Gerhard Richter: The Exhibition in the Albertinum contains masterpieces from the New Masters Gallery and the Sculpture Collection from 1800's by the Romantic painters as well as the 20th-century art and contemporary works.

Walking through the Albertinum is like opening a museum-sized art history reference work and leafing through its pages.  Presented on simple black plinths and largely freestanding, the exhibited works show us the most diverse conceptions of three-dimensional art in their time.

This tour is tailored exclusively to EuroBrake delegates.

Please note: Places on tours are subject to availability and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. A tour may be withdrawn in the event that it is undersubscribed. To sign up, select the appropriate tour during your online registration. You will receive email confirmation shortly afterwards. For assistance please email Jules Baldwin at j.baldwin@fisita.com or call +44 (0) 1279 883 470

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  • Brembo

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  • HEAD Acoustics

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  • Sadeca Automotive

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  • Alroko

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  • ZF
  • Brembo
  • Knorr-Bremse
  • Trelleborg
  • Volkswagen
  • Beijing Tianyishangjia New Material Corp.
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