Meissen

Sitting on the Elbe River, Meissen boasts Gothic and Renaissance treasures, as well as a rich history as a porcelain center.

Meissen is a town on both banks of the Elbe river in Saxony, Germany. Meissen is the home of Meissen porcelain, the Albrechtsburg castle, the Gothic Meissen Cathedral and the Meissen Frauenkirche. The Albrechtsburg, Built between 1472 and 1525, it is a fine example of late Gothic style. It was redecorated in the 19th century. Today the castle is a museum. Nearby is the 13th-century Gothic Meissen Cathedral. 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 contains many buildings of Renaissance architecture. Also imposing is the view from the 57 metre high tower of the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady).
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