Tickets to the Meissen Porcelain Factory

4.7 / 5

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Tickets to the Meissen Porcelain Factory

From $14.24 per person

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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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
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Museum Ticket Office – Groups Talstrasse 9 01662 Meissen

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 99 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4.5/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5
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We were able to reach the manufactory on foot from our pension. Once there, the backpacks and jackets had to be handed in free of charge. On the tickets there was a time for a guided tour, which was very interesting. A great exhibition. You should have seen it. The small café next door also invites you to snack or lunch. At the front at the entrance there is a sightseeing bus (until 3.11.19, only from spring again) Cost of the day ticket per person 5 euros. We recommend. Goes to all sights.

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November 5, 2019

Sehr guter Service - vom Empfnag über die Garderaobe - die Lehrführung - die Schauwerkstätten; das Haus sehr einfühlsam und hell-freundlich. Wir waeren zweimal in der Manufaktur - gerne kommen wir wieder. Empfehlenswert die Führung durch das Schokoladenmädchen! Stilvoll das Abschlussessen - ärgerlich nur, dass die Menukarte nicht der Tatsache auf den Tellern entsprach. So etwas sollte sich so eine Einrichtung nicht erlauben. Wir fühlten uns für dumm verkauft. Gut der Service im Cafe! Wir kommen wieder! besonderer dank an die Kasse - Frau Reiche - die die Termine (Scholkoladenmädchen) gemacht hat und uns aus der Not am Silvesterabend geholfen hat. So etwas haben wir noch nicht erlebt! Ein dreifaches Lob. Volker & Ulrike von Beesten, Westerrönfeld

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January 4, 2020

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Very interesting tour with good English audioguide

September 7, 2019

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