Dresden Altstadt "old town"
The splendid residence of the Saxon electors and kings will enchant you with art, architecture, culture and night life.discover
Before Dresden became the preferred residence of the Wettin dynasty of Saxon electors in 1547, Meissen was the center and capital of the later federal state of Saxony. Meissen still proudly wears its nickname 'cradle of Saxony'.
The famously beautiful old town has remained intact in its medieval layout with crooked, cobbled alleyways, crowned by the castle hill with its impressive trinity of bishop’s palace, cathedral towers and Germany’s oldest palace, the Albrechtsburg.
The ancient town gained world wide renown once again thanks to Europe's oldest porcelain factory, established in 1710 and still operating today. A visit to the MEISSEN® premises includes the astounding museum and workshops where you can watch highly skilled craftsmen making the precious 'white gold' following traditional methods unchanged for centuries.
From Hotel am Blauen Wunder, Meissen is a 40 minute drive or just under an hour on public transport - there is a commuter train conveniently linking Meissen to Dresden Neustadt station. This small town really has more to offer than you can possibly cover in just a day trip, so why not stay at our partner hotel for a night or two and dive deeper into Saxony's history?