DRESDEN, Germany – Rich wooden floors, a 5-star restaurant, interactive displays and a climactic burst of lights and music serve as the prelude – then cylindrical doors open to reveal a customer’s new Volkswagen Phaeton luxury sedan, ready to be driven home. VW’s Transparent Factory a showpiece. Welcome to Die Glaserne Manufaktur, also known as the Transparent Factory, in historic Dresden, a city restored to its culturally rich past on the banks of the Elbe River. This is where ...

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