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Tickets to the Meissen Porcelain Factory

Product ID: 39939
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Discover the craftsmanship behind the production of the world-famous Meissen porcelain. Embark on a journey through 300 years of porcelain history and get up close to works of art from the past and present at the famous Meissen porcelain factory.
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Valid 1 day
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Spanish, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Polish, Russian
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Chinese, Czech, English, German, Polish, Russian
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Experience

Highlights
  • Immerse yourself in the world of porcelain production and gain unique insight into the entire production process
  • Explore the extensive collection from various periods, from 1710 to the present day
  • Shop at the boutique and outlet center, and enjoy a snack served on Meissen porcelain at the cafe
Full description
Explore the fascinating world of the famous MEISSEN porcelain factory and discover the various steps of porcelain production.

Over centuries, the human hand has remained the main tool at the porcelain factory. The demonstration workshops invite you to experience how the famous MEISSEN porcelain takes shape before your very eyes. See close up how cups are made and how many individual pieces make up a typical figurine. Observe the principal stages of the manufacturing process: molding and throwing, the crafting of figurines (“repairing”), and both underglaze and overglaze decorations. The tour of the demonstration workshops is accompanied by an audio guide.

The Museum of MEISSEN Art takes you on an enticing journey through 300 years of porcelain history. Numerous pieces from the year 1710 to the present day, drawn from the manufactory’s vast stocks, are displayed chronologically to illustrate design developments throughout the ages. There is nothing quite like it anywhere else in the world. The exhibition "Meissen Variatons", new for 2017, displays everything from chamber pots to tea sets.

From March 2017 it is possible to experience the topics of literature, fashion, music and theater in the museum's recently renovated 2nd floor. The re-imagined exhibition tells the story of porcelain in the past and present.

You can also visit the “MEISSEN artCAMPUS”, which exhibits contemporary artwork in MEISSEN porcelain. Within the MEISSEN artCAMPUS project many international renowned painting and sculpting artists work together with MEISSEN craftspeople to create contemporary pieces of art.

You then have the opportunity to browse the MEISSEN boutique, the MEISSEN outlet, and the museum shop as well as treat yourself to one or two delicacies in the café or restaurant.
Includes
  • Visit to the demonstration workshop and museum
What’s Not Included
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Museum Ticket Office – Groups Talstrasse 9 01662 Meissen

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Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen

Product ID: 39939