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Meissen Porcelain Manufacture

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Address: Talstr. 9 | 01662 Meissen, 01662 Meissen, Saxony, Germany
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+49 3521 468208206
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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MEISSEN® is the first Porcelain Manufactory in Europe. Since the...

MEISSEN® is the first Porcelain Manufactory in Europe. Since the establishment in 1710, the Manufactory stands for passion, extraordinary and indeed unique craftsmanship. The World of Experience is to be found not far from Dresden at House of MEISSEN®, where the world famous MEISSEN Porcelain® is brought to life at the demonstration workshops and the museum of Meissen Porzellan-Stiftung. The World of Experience combines artworks from the past and present, luxury shopping and delicacies at Café & restaurant MEISSEN® - served on MEISSEN Porcelain®.

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Excellent Museum for lovers of fine porcelain. Good tour of the workshop, intersting museum with loads of beautiful pieces from all areas. Finally an outlet shop and a normal... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 21, 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

Excellent Museum for lovers of fine porcelain. Good tour of the workshop, intersting museum with loads of beautiful pieces from all areas. Finally an outlet shop and a normal shop. Afterwards we enjoyed a coffee and cake in the resto which is nicely decorated with Meissen porcelain and other decorative pieces. A must do when around in this area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

We were a bit surprised by the small size of the museum, it was only one floor with most things numbered but no more information given. You could read a bit on the walls in German or English about the history behind the manufacturing of porcelain. The workshop was much better with enough information given about how Meissen became famous... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

This is a must see while in Meissen. Tickets are reasonable - 7euro for adults and 1.5 for school children. The building is lovely and modern, and a highlight is the workshop demonstration which is worth waiting for as you can see how the porcelain is made.There are also audio guides for those who do not understand German. While we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2017

Meissen porcelain is the first European hard-paste porcelain. Make your trip from Prague to this exploring little manufacture! Its name is known especially by famous onion pattern on plates. You will see workers right during their job.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

You need a GPS to find this factory/museum/shop in the working class town of Meissen. I wanted to visit here as my grandmother had Meissen China dishes. She, of German descent, always spoke reverently of the workmanship of Meissen. To say factory....it is a workshop of artists. It costs 9 euro to take the tour, but it is free to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Meissen is of course world famous, and so a visit to the factory during our stay in Dresden was a must. For us, the easiest way to travel there was by train from the Hauptbahnhof. A Familientageskarte (family day travel ticket) cost us EUR19, and it was a short interesting 30 minute journey through Dresden to Meissen - interesting to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

This was a side excursion that we took while visiting Germany, and it was worth the trip seeing how the porcelain was made and to view what the manufacture had produced in the past!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

Although we didn't look around the actual factory, we enjoyed looking at all the Meissen porcelains and appreciated all the delicate work that goes into them.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

In Manufacture you can see all the procedure to handmake fine porcelains. Besides there is a museum that has a lot of kind of porcelains.e.g dinner service, objects inspired from East, the famous "Porzellan zoo", etc. Also there is a shop with a rich collection of Meissen porcelains.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

I have been familiar with the fragile figurines from Meissen for years and looked forward to my visit. We saw the five steps of the totally hand made porcelain products and now have a better understanding of the value of their products. There is a 'seconds' area with discounts and I found a white vase that I could afford and... More 

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