Midmarket: Geek's Guide to the Extreme: Off the Beaten Path Edition

By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2012-06-01 Print this article Print
Transparent Factory, Dresden, Germany

Transparent Factory, Dresden, Germany

This futuristic Volkswagen factory, comprised of nearly all-glass walls, Canadian maple floors and ultra-efficient mechanics celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Its visitor-friendly layout was designed to accommodate up to 250 tourists per day.
So you've been around the world and seen the best geek sites the major cities have to offer, from Boston to Berlin and back again. But what about some of the most fantastic, out-of-this world geek meccas in some of the most far-flung places on the planet? This extreme guide is designed to bring your geeky self from the manufactured mountain outside Berlin to the plains of New Mexico. We've included a mix of facilities, from high-tech factories to antenna arrays. We even threw in an entire city for good measure. (Good luck getting in, though.) So if you're up for a real adventure this summer, skip the local science museum and check out some of the world's weirdest, most wonderful attractions for the geeks at heart.
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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