Meissen, Germany

Meissen is located about 25 km (16 mi) northwest of Dresden on both banks of the Elbe river in the Free State of Saxony, in eastern Germany. Meissen is the home of Meissen porcelain, the Albrechtsburg castle, the Gothic Meissen Cathedral and the Meissen Frauenkirche.

The Albrechtsburg castle dominates the town; built between 1472 and 1525, it is a fine example of late Gothic style. Today the castle is a museum which is just as popular with visitors as the Meissen Cathedral (Meißner Dom). The hill on which the castle and the cathedral are built offers a view over the roofs of the old town.

Meissen's historical district is located mostly around the market at the foot of the castle's hill. It contains many buildings of Renaissance architecture. Also imposing is the view from the 57 metre high tower of the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady), situated in the old market-place. Another popular tourist sight is the world-famous Meissen porcelain factory.

Things to see and do

* Albrechtsburg Castle
* Meissen Cathedrdal
* Historical district
* Meissen porcelain factory
* Church of Our Lady

Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – German
Land Area – 30.9 sq km’s
Population – 30,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 49

Port Location – The port is located on the Elbe river.

Transport Links – Because of the direct connection to the federal IC-network the trip to Meissen by the German Bundesbahn is quick and convenient. Every half hour there are rapid trains from Dresden to Meissen.

At Dresden Airport there are daily arrivals and departures from / to Meissen.

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