Only about 24 kilometres northwest of Dresden lies the beautiful porcelain city of Meißen. Visitors are mainly drawn to the city because of the world-famous porcelain manufactory, but a holiday in Meißen offers much more.
Meissen is one of the oldest cities in Saxony. Around 928, King Henry I built a fortress here against the Slavs. The city was once a bishop’s seat and even today you can visit an impressive cathedral and castle here.
A stroll through the alleys of the old town, a hike along the vineyards or an excursion to Dresden or nearby Moritzburg Castle. Holidays in Meißen are varied and highly recommended.
Holiday in Meißen – what can you discover?
Travel information about Meißen
Dresden Airport is about 30 kilometres from Meißen. Domestic and intra-European scheduled flights land here.
From the airport you can take the S-Bahn via Dresden-Neustadt to Meißen.
The town is only connected to Dresden, Pirna and Saxon Switzerland by one S-Bahn line (S1). The city has the S-Bahn stations: Meißen, Meißen-Altstadt and Meißen-Triebischtal (near the porcelain manufactory).
From Dresden, the city can be reached via the Bundesstraße 6.
Travellers coming from the west and south should take the A14 motorway to Nossen-Ost and then continue on the B101. From Berlin, we recommend taking the A13 to Radeburg and then the S177 to Meißen.
The Elbe runs through the city area. You can travel from Dresden or Seußlitz to Meißen with the Sächsische Dampfschifffahrt.
The Elbe cycle path runs through the city.
On the way in …
The city centre is quite compact and in large parts also signposted as a pedestrian zone.
There are large pay-and-display car parks on both banks of the Elbe. There is also a car park at the Porzellanmanufaktur.
Local public transport
Bus lines run through the city. There is even a tourist line that goes to the most important places.
The touristr’s tax is €1.50 per person per night. You receive a guest card with which you get some discounts in some tourist facilities.