The Meissen Manufactory in Meissen, Germany, home of the famous Meissen porcelain, should be added to any visit of this German city. Taking a tour of Albrechtsburg Castle, where it all began, is also necessary to learn the origins of this porcelain, followed by a factory tour in town.
At the factory, you can also sign up for special events, such as the two listed below, led by the knowledgeable Beate Debernitz.
TEA, COFFEE AND HOT CHOCOLATE—THE THREE EXOTIC HOT BEVERAGES
Funny and interesting facts about the three exotic hot beverages—tea, coffee and hot chocolate, and about the varied shapes of Meissen tableware are presented in an entertaining manner. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate are served in an appropriate cup of Meissen porcelain, together with a small sweet delicacy. Visitors can enjoy the proverbial Saxon Gemutlichkeit. The tour takes about an hour.
Beate Debernitz looks at a Meissen porcelain exhibit.
TABLE CULTURE AT MEISSEN
A three-course meal served on famous Meissen porcelain services from three centuries provides pleasant insights into table culture, past and present. Entertaining stories are shared about table culture, table manners and the delights of the table, as well as table arrangements then and now. Duration of the program is approximately two hours.
For more information, go to Meissen.com