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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…
Church in Meissen


The Gothic Frauenkirche's carillon is the world’s oldest made from porcelain and chimes a different ditty six times daily. Climb the tower for fine red-roof views of the Altstadt.
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 craftsmanship that makes Meissen porcelain unique. Visits start with a 30-minute group t…
German in Meissen


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…
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…
Church 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 town houses along with the Rathaus (1472) and the Gothic Frauenkirche. Its carillon is the world’s oldest made from porcelain and chimes a different ditt…