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MEISSEN Porcelain Manufactory

Talstrasse 9, 01662 Meissen, Saxony, Germany
+49 3521 468208206
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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 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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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Talstrasse 9, 01662 Meissen, Saxony, Germany
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+49 3521 468208206
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"factory tour"
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"manufacturing process"
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"various stages"
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"hand painted"
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"step by step"
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"interesting tour"
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"for sale"
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"amazing pieces"
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"gift shop"
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"hand made"
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"head sets"
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"cafe on site"
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"nice piece"
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"fascinating visit"
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"life size"
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"including english"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Mark J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice tour of the factory and museum. Museum has many exceptional artifacts dating to the beginning of the factory. Although you cannot enter the factory itself there are three rooms where they demonstrate how the pieces are made and painted. Plus there is a...More

1  Thank onlaydoc
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a tour of the Messian factory where everything is still made the way it has always been. There was a statue in porcelain which was 6ft high. We, also saw the various stages how the figurerenes are created. After this tour you understand...More

Thank Robert3856
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didn’t really know anything about Meissen or the history of what they do and it was very enjoyable to see. Can’t believe that everything is hand painted. I enjoyed the tour to see how they made the pieces. Sweet castle nearby as well. Discount...More

Thank mseltzer4
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you visit the museum, you should go for demo tour. It is not the tour through the real workshop, just couple 'stations' there, but you will learn nicely how the porcelain was made and decorated. I'm not a big fan of porcelain, but the...More

Thank PavelSuk
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Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

We learned how the porcelain was made, shapes created and painted. The museum was interesting to see all of the really old porcelain pieces. The cafe has a nice selection of cakes and main courses.

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Reviewed July 3, 2018

You can park free in nearby streets really easily and visit the factory showroom and shop free, or go the whole distance and take the tour. The porcelain is amazing, as are the prices, and the tour will leave you a lot more informed about...More

Thank Katieclem46
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Reviewed June 30, 2018

The demos are short and well organized. We saw 3 stations. The worker starts a recording in the language of the visitors which explains what the worker is doing. The worker doesn't talk and questions are not answered. Visitors stand around the worker to watch....More

1  Thank retireeVancouver
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Reviewed June 3, 2018

The Meissner Porcelain factory offers an insight in how Porcelain is made as well is in the history of the Porcelain manufacturing. Good to see the craftsmen at work

Thank francien2015
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Reviewed May 26, 2018

Don’t be fooled by the factory tour. You get to see artisans in action and on display however not the actual kilns and processes. Nevertheless it was fascinating with great audio English content. I would recommend this tour for all ages.

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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
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