Since 1710, the first European porcelain manufactur has produced the world-famous Meissen porcelain (invented by Johann Friedrich Boettger on behalves of August the Strong, King of Saxony) in its traditional form.
Table sets, figurines and accessories are still designed, processed and artistically decorated by hand. In 2010 (April 18 – October 1) the Meissen porcelain manufactur will celebrate 300 years of its existence. Therefore visitors can enjoy several exhibitions in Meissen and Dresden with limited editions of the world famous porcelain, along with celebratory events. Web: friedrich.meissen.com
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Without any connection to Johann Friedrich Boettger in Meissen, porcelain was also successfully produced for the first time in Thuringia in 1760.
Then as now, Thuringian porcelain was much sought after by collectors all over the world. Altogether 16 museums have joined to celebrate this 250th anniversary. From April to October 2010, they will be exhibiting their major collections of Thuringian porcelain. Web: www.thueringentourismus.de