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300 years of German porcelain

German porcelain celebrates its 300th anniversary this year. In 1709, Johann Friedrich Böttger announced to the Augustus the Strong, the Elector of Saxony, that he had discovered the secret of making porcelain. The Meissen Porcelain Manufactory was founded one year later on 6 June 1710. Since that time, other famous producers have become established all over Germany, including Rosenthal and Villeroy & Boch. Many of them are open to the public via factory outlets, museums and demonstration workshops.

Find out the best ways to discover the world of porcelain in Germany and get information about the top events for the jubilee year. You can learn about the history of German porcelain at many museums in Germany. Prominent among them is the Porzellanikon, Europe's largest dedicated porcelain museum, which has branches in Selb and Hohenberg. You can also see where Germany's porcelain routes are, and learn more about the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory and its exciting 300th anniversary celebrations. Join in the tour of discovery and find out why Destination Germany's most exquisite product is among the finest porcelain in the world.