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Cathedral of Meissen

Cathedral Dome · Dresden Elbland · 148 m
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  • Dom von außen
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    Photo: Daniel Bahrmann, Stadt Meißen
Together with Albrechtsburg Castle, Meissen Cathedral is the widely visible landmark of the city of Meissen.
Picturesquely, the towers of the cathedral tower over the city of Meissen from the castle hill. The cathedral is a three-nave Gothic hall church with a transept and is one of the largest churches in Saxony. More than 150 years were built on the stately building. Construction began in 1250, but even after the final consecration of the cathedral in 1401, alterations and extensions were carried out again and again, so that different architectural styles can be recognized in the cathedral.

Inside the building, visitors can marvel at the valuable church furnishings. Worth seeing are, among other things, the high Gothic architecture that can be seen in the hall, as well as the larger-than-life stone founder and patron saint figures or the St. John's Bell, one of the most figured bells in the world.

Church and tower tours are possible in the cathedral. In addition, special tours on topics such as the history of the building are also offered.

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Current opening hours of the cathedral for individual visits: daily 10-17 o'clock (as of 02.06):

Cathedral tours: Mon-Sat: 11:30, 12:30 and 13:30, Sun: 13:30

Tower tours: daily 13:00, 14:00, 15:00

Maximum 15 participants per tour, mouth-nose cover required. Reservations: Mon-Fri 8:00-15:30 hrs Tel. 03521 452490 or by email:


Entrance fee:

Adults (Cathedral/Dome Museum): 4.50 €.

Discounts *: 3,00 €

Surcharge: Cathedral tour, tower tour each 2,00 € p.p., organ music 1,50 € p.p.

Combi-Ticket Albrechtsburg & Cathedral

Adults: 11,00 €

Discounts*: 8,00 €

Family ticket: 26,50€


* Pupils, apprentices, students, 7 to 17 years, severely disabled, children up to 6 years free admission Family discount: Parents pay only for the 1st child, other children free.

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Update: October 19, 2021


51.166152, 13.471092
51°09'58.1"N 13°28'15.9"E
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Cathedral of Meissen

Domplatz 7
01662 Meißen
Phone +49 3521 452490

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