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