Experience the production of individual vehicle components such as gear units and body parts for various models.
The Volkswagen Kassel factory in Baunatal has been producing parts for the whole Group for half a century. Visit our site to find out how more than seven Group brands are supplied from this factory: go behind closed doors into the areas of gear manufacturing, pressing/body construction, exhaust system production, power unit reconditioning and the Genuine Parts Centre (Original Teile Center – OTC).
Over 16,000 employees work at the second-biggest domestic factory in an attractive and performance-driven workplace. A visit to this site is therefore particularly interesting for school pupils and older students. The Volkswagen distribution centre lies to the south of the factory. Genuine parts are supplied to vehicles all over the world from here.
Visits to the Kassel factory are available through advance booking and are open to individuals or groups. Please note our visit times for the individual production areas. If there are more than the maximum number of 20 people in the group, it will be split accordingly. The last working days of each month is reserved for individual visitors.
On request, you can follow up your visit with some VW currywurst made to our own special recipe and many other meals in one of our company restaurants. Please book your visit well in advance.
Visits to the production areas are usually held on Monday to Friday. The tours last around 2 hours and include a company presentation, the visit to the chosen production area (gear manufacturing, forming technology) and a film.
Visit times: 11:00 a.m. (with lunch afterwards on request), 1:00 p.m. (with coffee and cake provided on request) and 3:00 p.m.
Visits to the Genuine Parts Centre are normally held on Monday to Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The tours last around 1.5 hours and include information about the global genuine parts supply process and a tour of the logistics flow processes in the Genuine Parts Centre.
Visits for school groups are usually held on Monday to Friday at 9:00 a.m. The tour lasts around 2.5 hours and includes a company presentation, a visit to the gear manufacturing department, a visit to the Volkswagen Academy incl. an explanation of the individual training occupations, a film and a Volkswagen Academy presentation on the topic of ‘Vocational training at Volkswagen Kassel’.
To make a booking, please send us an e-mail containing the following information to the e-mail address below.
Filming and photography is prohibited on the entire factory site. Only children aged 6 and above can take part in a visit. If you are arriving by coach, please report to the main guard post with your registration form and then drive onto the factory site. At the main guard post, turn right and continue to the ‘Eingang 10’ entrance. Here you will find a bus stop where you can park the coach for the duration of the visit.
Please do not allow visitors to disembark anywhere other than this bus stop.
We reserve the right to make changes to the itinerary and to cancel the FactoryTour for operational reasons at short notice. We do not accept any liability for any loss incurred as a result of this.