Meissen (with Meissen Porcelain Manufactory)

Walking tour through the old town of Meissen and guided tour at the Porcelain Manufactory Meissen (Erlebniswelt HAUS MEISSEN®).

Transfer to Meissen with your own bus or public fast-train-connection. Upon request we can rent a bus, van or taxi for you.

Long before Dresden even became a city, everything started in Meissen. That’s why the town was dubbed “The Cradle of Saxony”. So we will start with an extensive walking tour through the old town of Meissen.

Führung in der Porzellanmanufaktur Meißen
Führung in der Porzellanmanufaktur Meißen
Führung in der Porzellanmanufaktur Meißen

Meissen is a very ancient old town with narrow alleys and enchanting buildings from medieval and renaissance times. On a walk through Meissen you would think that time has stood still. This historic treasure is nestled up against the steep castle hill with the imposing gothic cathedral over the wide curve of the river Elbe. From up there you have a unique view over the scenic landscape with vineyards, the river and a maze of red roofed burgher houses. Enthroned above it all are the cathedral and the Albrechtsburg. It is regarded as being the first castle to be used as a royal residence in the German-speaking world.

Here Europe’s first porcelain manufactory was founded. We will visit its present site after a short walk of 20 minutes, or be comfortably go by bus.

A short individual snack break is possible during the walking tour or during the visit of the porcelain manufactory, where you can eat from real Meissen porcelain plates.

At the Porcelain Manufactory we will arrange the visit and a guided tour through the Demonstration Workshops. There you can watch how Meissen porcelain is made, formed and decorated. The Demonstration Workshops  offer unique insights into the artisanal techniques employed by Meissen’s craftsmen and -women to create its delicate porcelain

After the visit of the manufactory we drive back to Dresden.

6-8 hour tour, start and finish in Dresden. Fee for the Guide 285,- Euro

We will of course arrange the visit and the guided tour through the Porcelain Manufactory. Admission is not included in the fee for the guide.

You can estimate the admission fees on this website:

Upon request we can rent a bus, van or taxi for you. (Prices differ according to availability and group/vehicle size)

Small groups can also use the fast city-train-connection between Dresden and Meissen. We will be happy to accompany you.