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Entrance - Meissen Porcelain Manufactory
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Entrance - Meissen Porcelain Manufactory

By Meissen Porcelain Manufactory
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Duration:
30–120 minutes
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Mobile
German, Swedish, Russian, Japanese, English, Chinese, Italian, French, Danish, Dutch, Spanish


  • Entrance fee includes an audio-guided tour, visit to the Museum of the Meissen Porcelain Foundation
  • Entry/Admission - Meissen Porzellan Manufaktur & Museum
What's not included
  • Parking Fees
  • Exclusive tours


Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 43132P4

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JanM366
JanM366
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Interesting tour
It is interesting to take a tour through the manufactur. You can see how they make and paint porcelain. There also
tompec
tompec
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Nice excursion
You can see how they make the most famous porcelain. We had earphones with comment in Czech and workers shows you
brewsterthecat
brewsterthecat
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A great place to visit
Impressive in quality of items and their prices. Interesting history of the museum in Meissen. I'd visit again.
lapkinadarya
lapkinadarya
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Awesome!!! You should go there!
The museum is full of extraordinary porcelain pieces of art, the exhibition is very interesting, round tour 30 min
Jim P
Jim P
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Amazing Showcase and Demonstrations
This place is full of valuable masterpieces, on all floors. Each room/section have their unique styles. The demon
RaineB1962
RaineB1962
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Visit on Tour
This was a Very informative tour. The step-by-step demonstration on how they make the porcelain figurines by the sk
MargaretS07
MargaretS07
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Porcelain done the old-fashioned way
If you love pretty porcelain, then this is the place for you. The tour takes you through the stages of porcelain pr
Julie J
Julie J
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So much better than I imagined
I thought I should visit this museum given everyone has heard of the porcelain but j was amazed when I did. A fasci
piotre146
piotre146
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Worth visiting, but not necessarily as standalone attraction
Well, this is the oldest porcelain manufacture in Europe. And probably the most exclusive one in terms of offered p
Majd S
Majd S
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History and arts come together
Here you will see the most impressive classic and modern porcelaine art works, know more about the history of the t
Wendy H
Wendy H
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Fascinating
The tour and opportunity to see the people making and decorating the pottery was great and well worth the 10 euros
Wendi R
Wendi R
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Very interesting
We were on a tour of Germany with 7 other couples and toured the Meissen factory. Loved watching the talented staf
Linette L
Linette L
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Informative and interesting demonstration, sort of boring exhibits for non-porcelain afficionados
We took the train from Dresden. It was a relatively easy walk through the town, which was very pretty. We arrived
Mark J
Mark J
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Amazing porcelain maker
We did the making of the Porcelain tour and saw how every step is done by hand. It starts with mining their own mat
onlaydoc
onlaydoc
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Special
Very nice tour of the factory and museum. Museum has many exceptional artifacts dating to the beginning of the fact
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Jen B
London, UK166 contributions
Couples
We had a fascinating guided tour starting with seeing how the pottery is made, then moved on to the shaping and fine moulding of flowers and small things followed by drawing the design and finally painting. The tour ended there and we could look round the museum. We bought a combi ticket for 2 people for 48€, which gave us entry to the Albrechtsburg as well as the Meissen porcelain factory. We had coffee and cake in the cafe which was quite expensive and we felt the cakes were dry. I've had much better cakes and coffee for less money elsewhere.
Written 7 August 2020
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mikepa1960
Birmingham, UK143 contributions
This was highly interesting , especially seeing the artist work on the porcelain in little individual sessions. Everything was explained very well and there was also an audio visual session on the history of the factory. Opportunity to see some of the original pieces in the museum and the modern works as well Guide we had was extremely knowledgeable
Written 22 September 2020
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M Rose
Lancashire, UK163 contributions
Took the train from Dresden --> Meissen, solely to visit the porcelain factory.
The mini tour to view how the porcelain is made was very informative. The museum upstairs was also incredibly impressive, with some huge pieces of porcelain artwork. I was surprised to find the shop *that* expensive, but then again i wasn't aware of Meissen before coming to Germany.
Written 27 February 2020
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FamH1
Munich, Germany7 contributions
Family
We went there last week as a family of 5 (2 parents and 3 kids, ages 7, 10, and 12). A family ticket is available for "2 parents and their children". However, we were charged the family price plus an extra child, because for some odd reason, a family ticket only 2 children. Don't really think this is fair, but if that's the policy, they should be clear how they define a family.
Written 8 January 2020
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Kathy F
4 contributions
I enjoyed that the craftspeople were working with the clay while they explained. I do not understand German but it was not necessary to understand the words because the work was being done step by step. I appreciated the museum more because the workshop demonstations opened my imagination for porcelaine. A great learning experience.
Written 2 February 2020
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Mary R
Harrogate, UK21 contributions
Couples
We booked an expensive private tour (€180) through our travel agent, and paid cash for it , on arrival. The tour was v good, and we enjoyed it.
On returning home , and AFTER 6 WEEKS!!! Both we and the travel agent started getting demands from Meissen , that we pay them another €180 , and that we had never paid our admittance fee. This was utter nonsense , as the factory does not allow anyone past the entrance door, let alone give private tours , with a guide , unless you pay up front, FIRST.
We explained all this, and we were polite, thinking that a mistake had been made, but to no avail. They insisted that we pay a second time, and 6 weeks after the holiday, strangely enough, we had thrown away the receipts.They started threatening us with adding hefty interest charges , and nasty demands, so in the end, we told the travel agent to just pay the buggers, to get them off our backs.
I am a porcelain painter, and always viewed Meissen with awe and respect........
Shan't be making that mistake again .
Don't trust them !
Written 26 August 2018
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Jim-and-Donna
Thomasville, GA96 contributions
Couples
Meissen is where the "Dresden" china is made. The tour is reasonable and includes how the pieces are thrown, fired and painted. History of how porcelain came to Germany. Gift show is overflowing with pieces from a few Euros to thousands. There is a large room of "seconds" that have minor flaws that are very reasonably priced. Once purchased the item is well packaged for transport, and they help prepare the VAT refund paperwork so it is a breeze when leaving the EU. Parking is one longish block away from entrance, but sidewalk is flat. Recommend
Written 21 January 2018
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OdosMama
Boston, MA35 contributions
Friends
This factory tour is both beautiful and fascinating, and mine took place after tea, which featured Meissen Kuchen, the traditional crossed swords decorating the cake. The factory is very well lit and beautiful, leading me to believe that it's not really their factory, but is one set up for tourists. Either way, the.tour is fascinating, the people are very nice, with everything set up perfectly for wheelchairs. We wastched the film, then went through the various rooms, where an employee/docent explained that step. About a half hour - forty five minutes later, we ended the tour at. the Meissen gift shop, for your convenience. This is not a gift shop for the financially troubled. I left with what were probably the cheapest items there, some porcelain pendants, plain white and about the size of a Euro jor a Quarter, for a whole € 6! If you wish, they will attach a length of string to it for an additional € 3! Most of the remaining items cost thousands, many thousands of Euros. I was happy to enjoy my very old Meissen dish, which probably cost a few coins back when my Mum got it, and I shudder to think what it might be worth. today!

The tour was completely wheelchair accessible, air conditioned and required no advanced planning now, in the off season. Children should skip this, because even a tiny fall would decimate the college fund!
Written 23 October 2016
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luv2travl003
Reston, VA755 contributions
Couples
The Meissen factory tour takes you through the stages of production via short vignettes in separate rooms. You start with a worker shaping the clay and showing you how the basic structures are formed. Then you go to the next room, where a worker demonstrates how some of the more delicate items (e.g., flowers) are made. Then on to painting, etc.

The tour lasts maybe 20-30 minutes, but gives you a good sense of the incredible amount of work that goes into creating their pieces. Unlike some of the other porcelain makers, Meissen does it all by hand. VERY labor intensive, which give you a sense of why it is so expensive.

The highlight for us was taking time after to browse the galleries (both outlet and first quality shops), and the museum on the upper floors, which has some stunning examples of Meissen's work. Note that some of the items in the outlet gallery are not seconds, but are first quality pieces that went unsold. Look for the "Q" in the upper corner of the price tag. A "Z" indicates a second.
Written 19 August 2015
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a-travelin-foodie
United States959 contributions
Solo
Entry fee is 9E, parking a short walk away is 2E for 2 hours. It’s borderline too costly unless you’re a porcelain or Meissen fanatic. I’m not, but I did enjoy it. Although I was disappointed that you don’t actually see inside to any part of the factory, nor does it discuss how they made it through the post WWII to present. The 9E does include a tour through some well-appointed sections where they show a short film on history and materials and then live folks demonstrate the making/painting/firing process. I found the molding and unmolding (they demonstrate) very interesting, and am amazed at the multiple pieces of work in just one statue, plus the actual hand crafting of porcelain for some pieces (not just hand painting). It’s narrated by taped audio on speakers in German, but you will get earphones for English audio. That’s it for the tour. Then you’re welcome to go through the shops or up into the museum, which really does have some amazing pieces, dating back as far as the 1700’s. Plus, they’ve got some current art pieces from a number of their more renowned artists. The stores are, as you’d expect, quite pricey – not sure if there’s anything less than 100E? There is a “seconds” store with discounted prices. There’s a restaurant on the top floor (tablecloths, indoor/outdoor, pricey) and a café on the first floor. There are restrooms right inside the front door before you pay, and also upstairs. There are 3 or 4 floors of museum, but an elevator serves all.
Written 25 September 2014
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