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Meissen, famous for its celebrated porcelain factory, developed on a rocky plateau at the point where the Triebisch empties into the Elbe, 15km northwest of Dresden. The cathedral and monastic buildings stand on the Burgberg hill, from where there is a fine view of the old town, with its rich Gothic and Renaissance heritage, the vineyards and the countryside where the course of the Elbe runs.

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  • Burgberg affords one of the finest views of the old town, the vineyards and the meanders of the River Elbe. In addition to Albrechtsburg, a Late Gothic Castle (second half of the 15C), the hill is also the site of the cathedral (13C-15C), the lay bui..

  • In 1865 the manufactory was transferred from the castle, where it had been for 153 years, to the Triebisch Valley. The many pieces on display trace the history of the industry. In a demonstration workshop, the preparation of the paste and the fabrica..

  • This Gothic hall-church was built on the remains of a Romanesque church beginning in the 13C and was completed in the 15C. The sketches for the funerary plaques are attributed to A Dürer and L Cranach the Elder. Also see the Lay Brothers' Altar (in f..

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