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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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Talstrasse 9, 01662 Meissen, Saxony, Germany
+49 3521 468208206
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 7 August 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

Thank Mark J
Reviewed 1 August 2018 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
Reviewed 1 August 2018 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
Reviewed 28 July 2018 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
Reviewed 17 July 2018

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

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Brookey C
8 July 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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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