Some of my pictures from Meissen, in the former DDR from my visit there in 2009. I took a daytrip there while staying in nearby Dresden for 9 days. Meissen is first and foremost known for its china factory (bearing the same name as the town), one of the highest quality porcelaine manufacturers in the world, and the white castle overlooking the town and the Elbe river. However, I visited neither, but instead opted for enjoying the insanely hot afternoon by strolling along the picturesque and narrow streets, slipping into one or two of the numerous cozy street cafes for a macchiato and some huge delicious Mövenpick icecream. It was impossible not to let the camera work non-stop all the time because every corner I walked around proved to be cuter than the one I just had passed.
It’s such an incredible well taken-care of town. Every house downtown is in tip top shape, impeccably painted and maintained.
Meissen is a beautiful town to stop by at if you are in the Saxony state, it is well worth a few hours detour. It might be too small to warrant a longer stay, at least it is for me who has a tendency to get bored very easily after a few days in the same location unless I am in a big city, but it’s certainly perfect for a day trip like I did.