Last February one of the guys over at VW Vortex visited the Transparent Factory in Dresden, Germany where the VW Phaeton is built. We thought we’d mark the occasion of the Phaeton’s withdrawal from North America with his virtual photo tour of the factory to see how the grandest of all Volkswagens is built. The factory itself is stunning, the architecture being comprised mainly of glass walls supported by an exposed stainless steel structure and hard wooden “basketball court” type floors. It truly is the cleanest factory we have ever seen and it gives one a new respect for the Phaeton, a car that North American critics loved to pan but has been pretty well received in Europe where it will continue to be sold.

Some of our favorite pics are after the jump…

[via RideRoom]

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