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Meissen is called the “cradle of Saxony”. In 929 King Heinrich I. founded a military camp on the hill. Later a first castle was built on that hill, which became a Bishop’s residence in 1068. Since 1089 the Wettin dynasty, Counts of Meissen at that time, started to form Saxony as a powerful state in Germany.
Meissen has a charming old town with narrow cobbled streets, paved with cobblestones, Gothic and Renaissance houses. The castle Albrechtsburg and the Cathedral, both built on the hill above the old town, dominate the silhouette of Meissen.
The first European porcelain manufacture made the name of Meissen well-known all around the world.
In the nearby vineyards one can do relaxing walks and taste excellent white wine.
The nice garden/park on three sides of the castle hill is worth a short walk if you have the time. It's not a formal... more travel advice
The house was built 1870, bought and re-decorated by Dr. Felix Ohm in 1898. They guy was owner of the above mentioned... more travel advice
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