Meissen Porcelain, Germany
Duration: 7 hours
Topic: history, arts
The Meissen porcelain factory includes the famous blue “Onion Pattern” used on cookware, which was created in 1739 by J.G. Höroldt. This cookware is so famous, that it is copied by over 40 European manufacturers. The original Meissen Porcelain you can recognize by its trademark, used since 1720, composed from 2 crossed swords.
Meissen Porcelain belongs into the most expensive in the world and it is still made by hand.
You will visit the Meissen Porcelain Factory and see the art porcelain workers doing their job step by step. You can buy some of pieces in the factory shop. You will see and admire the beauty of famous originally “Onion pattern”.
Dresden, called Florence on the Elbe, could be added into this trip. You will ride and walk over the historical center. You will pass through the courtyards of the Zwinger. You will stroll by the Semper Opera House, Hofkirche and Residenzschloss. You will walk on Bruhl’s Terrace passing by other museums of Dresden – the Albertinum, the Grunes Gewolbe (the treasury, where the gold and diamonds of Saxon Kings still are) and the Gallery of New Masters.