Dresden – Meissen (including Meissen Porcelain Manufactory)

One day excursion including:
Sightseeing tour Dresden and Meissen and guided tour of the Porcelain Manufactory Meissen (Erlebniswelt HAUS MEISSEN®).

For groups with their own bus oder individual guests with a vehicle rented by us.

On the walking tour through the Historic Old Town of Dresden you will see the most important and world famous sights. We will visit the baroque Zwinger Palace where the nobility used to have exuberant feasts, the Royal Palace which shows us the beauty of renaissance times. The Theater Square with the Semper Opera reminds us of Dresden’s importance as a metropolis of music and opera. You will also see two highlights of Christian architecture: The Frauenkirche and the Cathedral.

But long before Dresden even became a city, everything started in Meissen. That’s why the town was dubbed “The Cradle of Saxony”. After the walk through Dresden we will go by bus through the picturesque Elbe valley with its vineyards and castles and arrive in Meissen for a walking tour.

In Meissen you will experience a very ancient old town with its typical 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 comfortably by bus.

A short individual snack break is possible during the walking tour or during the visit of the porcelain manufactory (Erlebniswelt HAUS MEISSEN®), 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

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.

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.
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