Meissen attractions

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…
Castle in Meissen


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…
Cathedral in Meissen


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


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


The Gothic Frauenkirche's carillon, the world’s oldest made from porcelain, chimes a different ditty six times daily. Climb the tower for fine red-roof views of the Altstadt.