8 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 8 sights are available in Meissen, Germany.

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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. St. Afra Kirche

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The Augustinian choir monster St. Afra in Meißen was founded in 1205 by Bishop Dietrich II of Kittlitz. In the course of the Reformation, the facility was secularized. In 1543 the first princely and state school in Saxony was founded in the buildings. Furthermore, the Evangelical Academy of the Evangelical Lutheran State Church of Saxony has been housed in the former monastery since 1991.

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

3. Kornhaus

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The Kornhaus on the Burgberg near the Albrechtsburg in the old town of Meißen is a former grain store built in the 15th century. After use by the porcelain manufactory 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)

4. 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

5. Nikolaikirche

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The Nikolaikirche, first mentioned in a document in 1220, is a church of the Evangelical-Lutheran St. Afra parish and Meissen's oldest building. With furnishings made of Meissen porcelain, it has been a memorial to the victims of the First World War since 1929.

Wikipedia: Nikolaikirche (Meißen) (DE)

6. Albrechtsburg

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Albrechtsburg Stephan Hoppe / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Albrechtsburg is a Late Gothic and early Renaissance 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)

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 Protestant Frauenkirche, located in the Old City of Mason, is a late Gothic hall church. It belongs to the congregation of St. Avramaisen of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saxony in Maisen-Grosenhein District.

Wikipedia: Frauenkirche (Meißen) (DE)


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