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Meissen

 

 

on the Elbe

Meissen, city in east central Germany, in the state of Saxony (Sachsen), on the Elbe River, near the city of Dresden. Manufactures include a type of porcelain known as Meissen ware or Dresden china, electrical equipment, chemicals, and furniture.

 

In 1990 still a State Industry

 

porcelain making demonstration

 

a few items in the State store

Among the historic sites are a cathedral and the Church of Saint Afra (both 13th century to 14th century).

 

Saint Afra church

 

interior church art

 

grave markers

Meissen was founded in 929. Population (1997) 32,900.

Text from Microsoft Encarta

residence

 

stop at this inn for food and good beer

 

coal dumped from a wagon
 is shoveled into basement for home heating

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