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Albrechtsburg and Meissen Cathedral on the Elbe river
With Albrechtsburg Castle the first German palace and a masterly piece of architecture was created whose bold architectural solutions and design still impresses visitors today. Its high spires, bright facades and wide windows are beautifully mirrored in the waters of the Elbe, a literal highlight of the panorama of the valley. Below richly decorated arches and behind splendid curtain bow windows visitors will find a real picture book of Saxon history. The neighboring cathedral, a Gothic masterpiece, is just as inviting as the once decrepit and now lovingly restored old town of Meissen with its red tiled roofs.
In 1710 King Augustus II the Strong established the first European hard-paste porcelain manufacture at the castle under the supervision of Johann Friedrich Böttger. Meissen porcelain was produced at the Albrechtsburg until it moved to its present location near Dresden in 1863.
Hours: March - Oct: daily 10am-6pm. From May 8 – 31 Oct: also open on Wednesdays until 9pm. Nov and Dec: daily 10am-5pm. Jan – Feb: closed.
Admission: Adults 4 €, Concessions 2 €.
Address: Domplatz 1, 01662 Meissen
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