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Staatliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen GmbH
House of MEISSEN

Visitor Services
Staatliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen GmbH
Talstrasse 9, D-01662 Meissen
Phone:+49 (0)3521 468-208
Email: museum@meissen.com
Homepage: www.erlebniswelt-meissen.com

Opening hours:
Daily throughout the year 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
31.12. und 1.1. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closing time 24-26 December

Café & Restaurant MEISSEN

Talstrasse 9, 01662 Meissen, GERMANY
Phone +49 3521 468-730
Email: cafe@meissen.com

Opening times:
Daily throughout the year 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
31.12. und 1.1. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closing time 24-26 December

Meissen Porcelain Manufactory - The first Porcelain Manufactory in Europe

House of MEISSEN

Experience the Theme World of the first Porcelain Manufactory in Europe, not far from Dresden. Since the establishment in 1710, MEISSEN stands for passion, extraordinary and indeed unique craftsmanship. At the demonstration workshops of the Manufactory and the museum of Meissen Porcelain Foundation the famous porcelain is brought to life. Exclusive shopping experiences and delicacies at Café & Restaurant MEISSEN top your visit off. The Theme World opens daily and surprises with outstanding events and a special exhibition which sets its focus in 2020 on Paul Scheurich, a famous creator of the Meissen history.

Demonstration Workshops

In the Demonstration Workshops, visitors can learn about the most important artisanal techniques that go into the creation of Meissen porcelain. The tour begins at the potter’s wheel and continues on to embossing all the way to under- and on-glaze painting. The knowledgeable and very experienced manufactory craftsmen are happy to answer questions about their work and the various production steps.

Digitally relive the invention of Europe’s first porcelain

In a new exhibition area, the Museum lets visitors delve into the mysterious origins of Meissen porcelain with the aid of a special multivisual presentation. Dynamic lighting and vivid projections combine with historical exhibits in finest porcelain and, at their heart, the “Philosopher’s Stone” to bring the space dramatically alive. Visitors learn much of interest about Johann Friedrich Böttger, famous alchemist and inventor of Meissen porcelain, and those who assisted him. There is no extra charge for this presentation, which can be viewed in either German or English. A new theme exhibition running from March 2020 focuses on Paul Scheurich, one of the most important porcelain modellers in the Manufactory’s long history.

MEISSEN Stores

After visiting the museum and our Demonstration Workshops, the House of MEISSEN® Store is the first point of contact for everyone interested in taking a piece of the manufactory’s more than 300-year history home with them. Here visitors will find the biggest selection of Meissen products, be it sophisticated table services, beautiful figurines, delicate pieces of porcelain jewellery, pieces from our “Limited Masterworks” collection or one-of-a-kind works of art created in collaboration with external artists. Also on offer are various gift formats and souvenirs from Europe’s oldest porcelain manufactory. All products bought here can also be delivered by post.

Culinary delights on Meissen Porcelain

There is a culinary treat in store for guests in our Café & Restaurant MEISSEN. Our patrons’ café is located to the right in the entrance area to our Theme World and delights visitors with culinary delicacies on Meissen Porcelain® throughout the day. Whether people come for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea, we greatly look forward to your visit. A special highlight is our Meissen cake with the world-famous Meissen trademark. Our cuisine staff come up with a new menu every month that will tempt you to try products from the region or take a culinary trip through other countries. Culinary functions and master classes for groups are held all year round in our Theme World, with news of what’s up-and-coming always available at www.erlebniswelt-meissen.com.