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Tourist Information Meissen
Markt 3
01662 Meissen

State porcelain factory in Meissen

As the story goes, King Augustus the Strong ordered his subjects to find a way to manufacture gold. After much experimenting, scholars finally discovered the next best thing - "white gold" or porcelain, which proved a blessing for both the King and Meissen.

The myth of porcelain
The first porcelain in Europe was produced at the 300-year-old porcelain factory in Meissen. The factory brought fame to the town through the porcelain it exported around the world featuring the hallmark of two blue crossed swords. A spectacular wealth and variety of exhibits illustrates the history of porcelain manufacturing.
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Places of interest

The Saxon town of Meissen is inextricably linked with porcelain. A visit to the porcelain factory is a "must" for any visitor. However, this charming town has many other attractions to offer including architectural highlights such as Meissen Cathedral with its characteristic towers.
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If you wish to find out more about Meissen and its history, you'll enjoy a visit to the municipal museum. The town's history is illustrated at permanent and temporary exhibitions housed in four historical buildings in the old quarter. There are also exhibitions on the themes of religion and Christmas.
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