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National Porcelain Manufactory Meissen

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The world-famous porcelain manufactory is the oldest porcelain manufactory in Europe and is one of the most important sights in Meissen.
The Staatliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen is the birthplace and production site of Meissen porcelain. The trademark of this famous German luxury brand are the crossed spa swords.

Always worth a visit is the porcelain museum, which was opened in 1916 and is also located in the building. Every year more than 300,000 visitors from all over the world flock to the Meissen State Porcelain Manufactory to admire the precious porcelain and take a look behind the scenes. Visitors to the museum can admire an impressive collection of Meissen porcelain from three centuries in the show hall. The show hall with its valuable historical interior decoration provides the perfect setting for the exhibition of the 300-year-old craft. It was built in the style of a neoclassical festival hall and is still preserved in its original form today. A further highlight are the show workshops where guests can look over the shoulders of the craftsmen and artists producing Meissen porcelain. Those who want to take some of this impressive craftsmanship home with them can purchase a piece of porcelain art in the in-house store.

After an eventful tour of the museum, guests can review what they have seen while enjoying a delicious meal in the associated MEISSEN Café & Restaurant. The dishes are served on Meissen porcelain.

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Open all year round

Daily: 09:00 - 17:00

On 31 December and 01 January: 10:00 - 16:00

Closed on 24., 25. and 26.12.

 

The public guided tours in the show workshop take place at 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 o'clock.

Price:

Included in the entrance fee is an audio-guide tour of the exhibition workshop, bookable in 14 languages, and an individual visit to the Museum of the Meissen Porcelain Foundation

 

Adults: 12 EUR

Children (6-18 years): 8 EUR

Family ticket: 25 EUR

Reduced*: 8 EUR (pupils, trainees, students, disabled persons with a GdB from 50%)

Free admission: children from 0-6 years, disabled persons with a GdB of 100% with accompanying persons,

Bus driver and tour guide* Upon presentation of valid proof of entitlement

Exclusive tours with a guide can be booked in advance in 11 languages.

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Updated: February 22, 2021

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51.156308, 13.464625
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51°09'22.7"N 13°27'52.6"E
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33U 392628 5668327
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National Porcelain Manufactory Meissen

Talstraße 9
01662 Meißen
Phone +49 3521 468208

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