9 Sights in Meissen, Germany (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Meissen, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 9 sights are available in Meissen, Germany.

Sightseeing Tours in Meissen

1. Bahnhof Meißen

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Bahnhof MeißenDerHexer, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

Meißen station is the largest railway station in the town of Meissen in the German state of Saxony. The station was opened in 1860 in the district of Cölln. Its entrance building, which was built in 1928, is a heritage-listed building and along with the Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof it is considered an architecturally significant transport complex of the interwar period. After the ending of long-distance traffic in the 1960s, the station is now a station of the Dresden S-Bahn with only regional significance.

Wikipedia: Meißen station (EN)

2. Afraner-Kreuz

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The Garsebach Switzerland and the Godder Rocks are natural monuments in the protected landscape area Triebischtäler in the district of Meißen in Saxony. They are located on the left side of the driving table between the mouth of the Kleine Triebisch and the city area of Meissen. The three and a half kilometre-long walk between Korbitz and Garsebach is considered the largest pitch stone deposit on Earth.

Wikipedia: Garsebacher Schweiz (DE)

3. St. Afra Kirche

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The Augustinian monastery of St. Afra in Meissen was founded in 1205 by Bishop Dietrich II of Kittlitz. In the course of the Reformation, the institution was secularized. In 1543, the first princely and state school in Saxony was founded in the buildings. Since 1991, the former monastery has also housed the Evangelical Academy of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saxony, which was founded in 1949.

Wikipedia: Kloster St. Afra (Meißen) (DE), Website

4. Kornhaus

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The Kornhaus on the Burgberg near the Albrechtsburg in the old town of Meißen is a former grain memory built in the 15th century. After use by the Porcelain Manufaktur Meißen and as a residential building, the Kornhaus has been empty for several years. The state of Saxony put it under protection as a cultural monument.

Wikipedia: Kornhaus (Meißen) (DE)

5. Dom zu Meißen

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Meissen Cathedral or the Church of St John and St Donatus is a Gothic church in Meissen in Saxony. It is situated on the castle hill of Meissen, adjacent to the Albrechtsburg castle and forms a critical centrepiece of the iconic Meissen skyline overlooking the River Elbe in the valley below.

Wikipedia: Meissen Cathedral (EN), Website

6. Nikolaikirche

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The St. Nicholas Church, first mentioned in a document in 1220, is a place of worship of the Evangelical Lutheran St. Afra parish and Meissen's oldest building. Since 1929, it has been a memorial to the Meissen victims of the First World War.

Wikipedia: Nikolaikirche (Meißen) (DE)

7. Johann Joachim Kändler

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Johann Joachim Kändler was a German sculptor who became the most important modeller of the Meissen porcelain manufactury, and arguably of all European porcelain. He worked at Meissen for over 40 years, from 1731 until his death in 1775.

Wikipedia: Johann Joachim Kändler (EN)

8. Frauenkirche

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The Evangelical Frauenkirche in the old town of Meißen is a late Gothic indoor church. It belongs to the municipality of St. Afra Meißen in the Meißen-Grossenhain church district of the Evangelical Lutheran state church in Saxony.

Wikipedia: Frauenkirche (Meißen) (DE)

9. Albrechtsburg

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Albrechtsburg Stephan Hoppe / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Albrechtsburg is a Late Gothic castle erected from 1471 till about 1495. It is located in the town centre of Meissen in the German state of Saxony. It is situated on a hill above the river Elbe, adjacent to the Meissen Cathedral.

Wikipedia: Albrechtsburg (EN)


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