Meissen Station

Großenhainer Str. 2, 01662 Meißen

General

Icon of the modern age

Meissen station is one of the few examples of modernist architecture in town and the whole rural district. It was built between 1926 and 1928 by the famous architect Wilhelm Kreis (1873 –1955). His most famous work in Saxony is the German Hygiene Museum in Dresden that was built around the same time. The monumental Meissen station represents the New Objectivity style. The rectangular, relatively plain building is dominated by the wing of the main hall in the middle, and a large window front at the north side. Especially striking: The brightly plastered building sections are adorned by plinths, ledges and window bands from red Meissen granite and porphyry. Inside, parts of the wall-mounted furnishings from the time of construction have been preserved.

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