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  Tourist entrance of the manufacture
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After Böttger and von Tschirnhaus had succeeded in their attempts to make porcelain in Dresden the first European porcelain manufacture was established in the castle Albrechtsburg in Meissen in 1710. 1863/65 the manufacture moved to the place where it is still to find today.

Due to its high quality the Meissen porcelain became famous all over the world. You can see the biggest collection of Meissen porcelain (about 3000 pieces) in the exhibition hall here.

A fascinating experience is the tour of the "Schauwerkstatt", where you can see how exactly these works of art are manufactured.

opening hours: May-Oct 9-18 h and Nov-Apr 9-17 h
Entrance fee: 4,50 Euro porcelain collection (Schauhalle)
3 Euro "Schauwerkstatt"

Address: Talstrasse 9
Directions: in the Triebischtal valley, five minutes from the train stop Meissen-Triebischtal.
Phone: 03521/46 87 00
Website: http://www.meissen.de

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 13, 2003
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