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Worth seeing

The Meissen Albrechtsburg Castel is a late Gothic architectural monument and is considered to be the first palace in Germany.

Meissen Albrechtsburg Castle and Cathedral

Symbols of the city are Germany's most clean-cut Gothic Cathedral with its steeples and the first German castle, the late Gothic Albrechtsburg Castle on the mighty Meissen Burgberg (Castle Mountain). In 1710, the Albrechtsburg was the birthplace of the Meissen porcelain manufactory, first porcelain manufacturing site of its kind in Europe.

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Onglaze painting on MEISSEN porcelain.

Meissen County Porcelain Manufactory

The "white gold" with the "blue swords" as trademark helped Meissen to get to international standing and until this day shines its glory over the city. Visitors come from all over the world to the workshops of the county porcelain manufactory to take a look behind the scenes of the 300-year-old handicraft. The Albrechtsburg reminds of its origin.

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Nicely reconstructed town houses from the Renaissance at the market place in the histoiric centre of Meißen.

Market place and Church of Our Lady

Lying beneath the castle is the historic centre of Meissen. The cobble-stoned alleys, nicely reconstructed town houses from the Renaissance, the late Gothic guildhall, romantic courtyards, craft shops, rustic wine bars and the Church of Our Lady are characteristics of the city. The steeple of the Church of Our Lady encloses the world's first tuneable porcelain glockenspiel. 

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Tip: Meissen wine is a must

For over 800 years, wine has been grown in the Elbe Valley. That is why a taste of it in one of the rustic wine taverns is a must. Equally recommendable are the vineyard hikes, winery tours or excursions along the Saxon Wine Route into the surrounding area of Meissen.

Events in Meißen

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Wine Festival in Meissen

feast, guided tour, culinary art

Wine Festival of Meißen

01.10.2021 - 03.10.2021 | Meissen

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