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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles plant in Hanover.

Visit our Hanover plant. Both the T-series and the Amarok pick-up truck roll off the production line here. Experience the fascinating world of vehicle manufacturing. Our factory tours take in various parts of the facility, with our experienced tour guides giving you an exclusive, first-hand insight into how commercial vehicles are made at VWCV.

Transporter production.

The Transporter went into production at the plant in Hanover-Stöcken on 8 March 1956. Between then and now, some 9.6 million T-series vans have been built here. Every day, a total of around 1,000 vehicles roll off the production line. Interesting stops on the tour include the pressing facility (photo), the bodywork shop and the assembly line. Prepare to be astonished by the wide range of product versions we make for our customers.


The site.

With a workforce of approximately 14,200, the commercial vehicles plant in Stöcken is the largest industrial employer in the Hanover region. There are also more than 600 apprentices and sandwich course students at the site, meaning it is also the biggest industrial provider of vocational training. The site has a total area of around 1.1 million square metres.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles website.


Tours of the Hanover factory are available at 9.30 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. Monday to Thursday, by prior arrangement. No tours are available at weekends or on days when the production line is closed. Tours are available for both individuals and groups. The maximum group size is 20.

Tours are usually conducted in German. English tours are available if necessary. Please allow approximately two hours for the tour of our Transporter production facility, which is about four kilometres long. Children aged ten or over may take part in the tours accompanied by a parent or guardian.


To book a tour, please send the following information by email to besucherdienst.hannover@volkswagen.de:

  • Name and description of the group
  • Preferred date and time with two alternatives if possible
  • Language to be used on the tour (German or English) 
  • Number of people
  • Details of who we should contact with their landline and mobile numbers
  • How the group will arrive: by car, train or coach

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