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  • 1 Burgberg Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 2 National Porcelain Factory, Meissen Interesting

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Talstr. 9

    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..

  • 3 Albrechtsburg Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Domplatz 1

    Meissen castle (1471) is one of the finest secular buildings in the Flamboyant Gothic style. Between 1710 and 1865 it housed the National Porcelain Factory. Admire the beautiful winding staircase which adorns the façade. Inside, in the many rooms dec..

  • 4 Meissen Cathedral Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Domplatz 7

    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..

  • 5 Marketplace

    Architecture, castles and historic districts


    In the Meissen Marketplace stands the late Gothic town hall (1472-1478), surrounded by fine homes built in the Gothic and Renaissance styles. Among these, the Hirschhaus, with its fine doorway, stands out. A few steps off the square, don't miss the D..

  • 6 Church of Our Lady, Meissen

    Religious buildings

    An der Frauenkirche

    This three-aisle hall-church in the Flamboyant Gothic style dates from the late 15C. Aside from the remarkable star vaulting, it boasts a carillon with bells made of Meissen porcelain.

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