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MEISSEN Porcelain Manufactory

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Talstrasse 9, 01662 Meissen, Saxony, Germany
+49 3521 468208206
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 19, 2015

The Meissen factory tour takes you through the stages of production via short vignettes in separate rooms. You start with a worker shaping the clay and showing you how the basic structures are formed. Then you go to the next room, where a worker demonstrates...More

4  Thank luv2travl003
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed March 16, 2014

The Meissen factory these days has obviously been purpose built for tourism as you enter through a very shopping area. The actual tour these days consists of a Disney style journey through various purpose tourist built rooms to see various stages of porcelain being constructed...More

3  Thank Ivor S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum, with an exquisite collection of Meissen porcelain going back hundreds of years to the original pieces, has excellent facilities and is situated in a quaint small German town that oozes culture and friendliness. Situated about an hour from the city of Dresden it...More

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum and manufactory are highlights in the picturesque small town of Meißen, nucleus of todays state of Saxony. The museum leads through a wide and fascinating range of objects - from very small to really big stuff. But not only shows it objects of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Here you will see the most impressive classic and modern porcelaine art works, know more about the history of the town and its white gold. Don't skip the live demo of how its done. There are headsets for languages available.

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Reviewed October 5, 2018

Several studios enable you watch the craftsperson create from a potterer's wheel to petal overlays to design painting of the greenware of the porcelain. Many artifacts are pure white to the traditional blue on white colouration. In each studio various steps involved in the creation...More

Thank Patricia E
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

The tour and opportunity to see the people making and decorating the pottery was great and well worth the 10 euros fee. We spent ages going through the museum, so much to see and such variety. The porcelain animals were beautiful. We had coffee and...More

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed August 26, 2018

We booked an expensive private tour (€180) through our travel agent, and paid cash for it , on arrival. The tour was v good, and we enjoyed it. On returning home , and AFTER 6 WEEKS!!! Both we and the travel agent started getting demands...More

3  Thank Mary R
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

We were on a tour of Germany with 7 other couples and toured the Meissen factory. Loved watching the talented staff workers making the items then texturing them then painting them. And the museum was beautiful! Of course we HAD to bring home souvenirs!!$$$. But...More

Thank Wendi R
Reviewed August 18, 2018

spent an afternoon taking the tour of the Manufactory. Enjoyed going through two floors of outstanding pieces of porcelain. The new building is a great improvement and makes it more comfortable to enjoy old pieces and new pieces. Take advantage of buying at the gift...More

Thank Wolf R
Reviewed August 16, 2018

We took the train from Dresden. It was a relatively easy walk through the town, which was very pretty. We arrived in the morning, and had some time before our demonstration began so walked through the exhibits. The galleries had German and English explanations, but...More

Thank Linette L
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We did the making of the Porcelain tour and saw how every step is done by hand. It starts with mining their own material. All their workers are required to take their own schooling which takes years. There is a wonderful display of some of...More

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Brookey C
July 7, 2018|
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Response from Timothy S | Reviewed this property |
No need to book; when I bought the ticket directly from the museum, the one that also sell the tickets also offered me the tour. In my case, it's at 15:00.
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April 11, 2015|
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Response from Елена М | Reviewed this property |
Try S-Bahn Direction: Meißen Triebischtal. It'll take about 35 min. Trains run every half hour. Half day is not much but it's better than nothing. Hope this helps. Elena