Your city break – Meißen in 48 hours!

What could your perfect weekend in Meißen look like? Read on how to create your inspiring city break …



3 p.m. Arrival at the train station or, if travelling by car, at one of the car parks close to the Old Town. First stop: The local tourist office on the market square. Here’s where you get all the information, plus you can book accommodation.



4 p.m.

Arrival at your hotel: Get settled, freshen up and then start exploring Meissen’s Old Town.



5 p.m.

Take some time for a leisurely visit of the “Stadtmuseum” (city museum) in the former church of a Franciscan monastery to learn all about Meissen’s history. Don’t miss unique exhibits such as Germany’s largest manually-operated wine press from 1788 or the last Elbe fishing boat!



8 p.m.

Charming cafés, quaint wine taverns and bistros or rooftop restaurants – Meissen is full of culinary offers. Book a table with a view and round off your day with a leisurely dinner.

Enjoy your meal!



10 a.m.

Fancy a spot of shopping? Small independent shops and chic boutiques are perfect “hunting grounds” in the Old Town’s narrow streets.



11.45 a.m.

Now’s the time for a boat trip with a difference on the Elbe river: Founded in 1836, the fleet of the “Sächsische Dampfschiffahrtsgesellschaft” – Saxon Paddle Steamer Company – is the worldwide oldest and largest of its kind. Enjoy beautiful views of the wine villages along the Elbe!

Tut, tut!


3.15 p.m.

Back on land, there’s still enough time to visit Albrechtsburg Castle and Meissen Cathedral. Take the panoramic lift up to the Cathedral Square.

High up!


3.30 p.m.

Meissen’s cathedral and the famous Albrechtsburg Castle sit on Meissen’s Burgberg (castle hill). Both are Gothic master pieces not to be missed when in Meissen!



6 p.m.

Meissen’s many historic restaurants take guests on a journey back in time: How about dinner in an old guild house, bakery or a historic tavern dating back to the 15th century, delicious regional wines and cuisine included?



7.30 p.m.

Round off your evening with a concert or play in Meissen’s theatre. The city’s longest service cultural institution comes with a charming romantic touch.




10 a.m. Walk off breakfast and climb the 193 steps up the spire of Frauenkirche church which houses a glockenspiel with bells made of Meissen porcelain, the first of its kind. Definitely one of the best spots!

What a view!


11 a.m.

The two crossed blue swords, trade mark of the famous Meissen porcelain, are known throughout the world: Visit the “House of Meissen”, an exhibition and workshop, to see first-hand how the “white gold” is expertly manufactured by hand. Fascinating!



1 p.m.

Enjoy a piece of cake in style in “Café Meissen” where sweet delicacies are served on the finest Meissen porcelain. Special highlight: The “MEISSEN® Torte“, featuring the two crossed swords.

Café Meissen


2 p.m.

Don’t miss visiting a wine tavern and shop, called Vinothek, before heading home: Located in the surrounding vineyards, they are the place to taste the region’s wines, enjoy gorgeous views on the scenery – and buy a bottle to take home!





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