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Top Choice Museum in Meissen

Erlebniswelt Haus Meissen

Next to the historic porcelain factory south of the Altstadt, this museum is the place to witness the astonishing artistry and artisanship that makes Meissen porcelain unique. Visits start with a 30-minute group tou…
Top Choice German in Meissen

Restaurant Vincenz Richter

Despite the historic guns and armour, the romance factor is high at this 16th-century inn thanks to attentive service, classy interpretations of classic Saxon dishes, and crisp whites from the Richters' own wine est…
Palace in Dresden Region

Schloss Weesenstein

A magnificent sight on a rocky crag high above the Müglitz River, Schloss Weesenstein is an amazing alchemy of styles, blending medieval roots with Renaissance and baroque embellishments. This has resulted in an arc…
Palace in Dresden Region

Schloss Moritzburg

An impossibly romantic vision in yellow and white surrounded by an enormous moat-like lake and a park that is at turns wild and formal, baroque Schloss Moritzburg was the preferred hunting palace of the Saxon rulers…
Palace in Dresden Region

Schloss & Park Pillnitz

Baroque has gone exotic at Schloss Pillnitz, a delightful pleasure palace, festooned with fanciful Chinese flourishes. This is where the Saxon rulers once lived it up during long hot Dresden summers. Explore the won…
Castle in Meissen

Albrechtsburg

Lording it over Meissen, the 15th-century Albrechtsburg was the first German castle constructed for residential purposes, but is more famous as the birthplace of European porcelain. An exhibit on the 2nd floor chron…
Museum in Dresden Region

DDR Museum Pirna

In a former army barracks, you can snoop around a furnished apartment, sit in a classroom with a portrait of GDR leader Walter Ulbricht glowering down at you, or find out how much a Junge Pioniere youth organisation…
Cathedral in Meissen

Dom

Meissen’s dome, a high-Gothic masterpiece begun in 1250, does not impress as much by its size as by the wealth of its interior decorations. Stained-glass windows showing scenes from the Old and New Testaments create…
Square in Meissen

Markt

The handsome Markt is flanked by colourfully painted historic townhouses along with the Rathaus (1472) and the Gothic Frauenkirche.
German in Meissen

Domkeller

High above Meissen, this atmospheric tavern outside the cathedral has been in the hearty food and drink business since 1470. Standouts on the Saxon menu include a beer goulash served in a hollowed-out bread bowl and…