Meissen The Essential
Meissen, famous for its celebrated porcelain factory, developed on a rocky plateau at the point where the Triebisch empties into the Elbe, 15km northwest of Dresden. The cathedral and monastic buildings stand on the Burgberg hill, from where there is a fine view of the old town, with its rich Gothic and Renaissance heritage, the vineyards and the countryside where the course of the Elbe runs.
Burgberg affords one of the finest views
In the Meissen Marketplace stands the