|Coat of arms||Location|
|Town subdivisions||12 Stadtteile/Stadtbezirke|
|Area||30. Wikipedia talkFeatured lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This list of countries, arranged alphabetically Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Germany (Deutschland is a Federal Republic consisting of sixteen States, known in German as Länder (singular The Free State of Saxony (Freistaat Sachsen ˈzaksən Swobodny Stat Sakska is the easternmost federal state of Germany. A Regierungsbezirk is a type of government region of Germany, a subdivision of certain federal states ( ''Bundesländer'') Dresden is one of the three Regierungsbezirke of the Free State of Saxony, Germany, located in the south-east of the country German districts (de ''Kreise'' or de ''Landkreise'' in the states of Nordrhein-Westfalen and Schleswig-Holstein, singular de ''Kreis'' and de ''Landreis'' Meißen is a district ( Kreis) in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. A Stadtbezirk is a form of German City district. A city district is an administrative unit within a larger city Burgomaster (alternatively spelled Burgo[[meister]], literally translated meaning master of the town or master of the Fortress Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 90 km² (11. 9 sq mi)|
|Elevation||106 m (348 ft)|
|- Density||924 /km² (2,393 /sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Meissen (in German orthography: Meißen; Sorbian: Mišno; Latin: Misena, Misnia, Misnensium) is a town of approximately 30,000 near Dresden on both banks of the Elbe in the Free State of Saxony, in eastern Germany. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume Central European Time ( CET) is one of the names of the Time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. Central European Summer Time ( CEST) is one of the names of UTC+2 Time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. UTC+1 is used in the following locations Central European Time West Africa Time Western European Summer Time UTC+2 corresponds to the following Time zones Eastern European Time Egypt Standard Time Central Africa Time German car number plates ( Kfz-Kennzeichen) show the place where the car carrying them is registered __FORCETOC__ Postal codes in Germany, Postleitzahl (plural Postleitzahlen abbreviated to PLZ consist of five digits which indicate the wider area (first two digits and the see also Telephone numbering in Germany for further codes including service numbers cell phones etc A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. German orthography, although largely phonemic, shows many instances of spellings that are historic or analogic to other spellings rather than phonemic The Sorbian languages are classified under the Slavic branch of the Indo-European languages. Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. A town is a type of settlement ranging from a few to several thousand (occasionally hundreds of thousands inhabitants although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan Dresden (etymologically from Old Sorbian Drežďany, meaning people of the riverside forest, Drježdźany is the Capital city of the German The Elbe ( die Elbe Low German: de Ilv) is one of the major Rivers of Central Europe. The Free State of Saxony (Freistaat Sachsen ˈzaksən Swobodny Stat Sakska is the easternmost federal state of Germany. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Meissen is the home of Meissen porcelain, the Albrechtsburg castle, the Gothic Meissen Cathedral and the Meissen Frauenkirche. Meissen porcelain is the first European Hard-paste porcelain that was developed from 1708 by Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus. The Albrechtsburg is the Castle that dominates the city centre of Meissen, Germany. See also Gothic art Gothic architecture is a style of Architecture which flourished during the high and late medieval period.
Meissen is sometimes known as the "cradle of Saxony". The Free State of Saxony (Freistaat Sachsen ˈzaksən Swobodny Stat Sakska is the easternmost federal state of Germany. The city grew out of the early Slavic settlement of Misni and was founded as a German town by King Henry the Fowler in 929. The West Slavs are Slavic peoples speaking West Slavic languages. In 968, the Diocese of Meissen was founded, and Meissen became the episcopal see of a bishop. 968 was a year in the 10th century. Events By Place Asia The Pechenegs begin the Siege of Kiev A bishop is an ordained or consecrated member of the Christian clergy who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight The Catholic bishopric was suppressed in 1581 after the diocese accepted the Protestant Reformation (1559), but re-created in 1921 with its seat first at Bautzen and now in Dresden. The Protestant Reformation was a reform movement in Europe that began in 1517 though its roots lie further back in time Bautzen ( pronounced, until 1868: Budissin; Upper Sorbian: Budyšin; Lower Sorbian: Budyšyn) is a The Katholische Hofkirche is a Roman Catholic Cathedral, located in the ' Altstadt ' in the heart of Dresden, in Germany.
The Margraviate of Meissen was founded in 968 as well, with the city as the capital of the Margraves of Meissen. The March or Margraviate of Meissen (Mark(grafschaft Meißen was a mediæval principality a march, of the Holy Roman Empire in the area of the modern The Margraviate of Meissen was a territorial state on the border of the Holy Roman Empire. A market town by 1000, Meissen passed to Poland in 1018 by Boleslaw I, to hands of Conrad II in 1032 and the House of Wettin in 1089. Market town or market right is a legal term originating in the Medieval period for a European settlement that has the right to hold Markets Poland (Polska officially the Republic of Poland Conrad II (c 990&ndash June 4, 1039) was the son of a mid-level nobleman in Franconia, Count Henry of Speyer and Adelaide of Alsace who inherited The House of Wettin was a dynasty of German Counts Dukes prince-electors (Kurfürsten and kings that ruled the area of today's The city was at the forefront of the Ostsiedlung, or German colonization of the Slavic lands east of the Elbe, and its reception of city rights dates to 1332. This article covers the medieval eastward migrations of Germans German town law (Deutsches Stadtrecht or German municipal concerns ( Deutsches Städtewesen) concerns Town privileges used by many cities towns and villages
The construction of the Meissen Cathedral was started in 1260 on the same hill as the Albrechtsburg castle. The Albrechtsburg is the Castle that dominates the city centre of Meissen, Germany. The resulting lack of space led to the cathedral being one of the smallest cathedrals in Europe. This article is about the history and organisation of the cathedral The cathedral is also known as being one of the most pure examples of Gothic architecture. See also Gothic art Gothic architecture is a style of Architecture which flourished during the high and late medieval period.
During World War II, a subcamp of Flossenburg concentration camp was located in Meissen. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Flossenbürg was a Nazi concentration camp built in May 1938 by the Schutzstaffel (SS Economic-Administrative Main Office at Flossenbürg, in the  Along with porcelain, other ceramics are also manufactured, and wine is produced. Porcelain is a Ceramic material made by heating raw materials generally including Clay in the form of Kaolin, in a Kiln to temperatures
Meissen is famous for the manufacture of porcelain, based on extensive local deposits of china clay (kaolin) and potter's clay (potter's earth). Porcelain is a Ceramic material made by heating raw materials generally including Clay in the form of Kaolin, in a Kiln to temperatures Kaolinite is a Clay mineral with the chemical composition Al 2 Si 2 O 5( OH)4 Meissen porcelain was the first high quality porcelain to be produced outside of China. Meissen porcelain is the first European Hard-paste porcelain that was developed from 1708 by Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus. China ( Wade-Giles ( Mandarin) Chung¹kuo² is a cultural region, an ancient Civilization, and depending on perspective a National
The first European porcelain was manufactured in Meissen in 1710, when the Royal Porcelain Factory was opened in the Albrechtsburg. In 1861, it was moved to the Triebisch valley of Meissen, where the Meissen porcelain factory can still be found today.
The Albrechtsburg, the former residence of the House of Wettin, is regarded as being the first castle to be used as a royal residence in the German-speaking world. The Albrechtsburg is the Castle that dominates the city centre of Meissen, Germany. The House of Wettin was a dynasty of German Counts Dukes prince-electors (Kurfürsten and kings that ruled the area of today's Built between 1472 and 1525, it is a fine example of late Gothic style. It was redecorated in the 19th century with a range of murals depicting Saxon history. Today the castle is a museum which is just as popular with visitors as the cathedral, whose architecture is Gothic and whose chapel is one of the most famous burial places of the Wettin family. Near the castle is Meissen Cathedral (Meißner Dom), built in the 13th century in the Gothic style. The hill on which the castle and the cathedral are built offers a view over the roofs of the old town.
Meissen's historical district is located mostly around the market at the foot of the castle's hill. It contains many buildings of Renaissance architecture. Renaissance architecture is the architecture of the period between the early 15th and early 17th centuries in different regions of Europe in which there was a Also imposing is the view from the 57 metre high tower of the Meissen Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady), situated in the old market-place. Another popular tourist sight is the world-famous Meissen porcelain factory. Meissen porcelain is the first European Hard-paste porcelain that was developed from 1708 by Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus.
From spring to autumn, several festivals take place in Meissen, such as the pottery market or the Weinfest, which celebrates the wine harvest. Spring is one of the four Temperate Seasons Spring marks the transition from Winter into Summer. Autumn (also known as fall in North American English) is one of the four Temperate Seasons Autumn marks the transition from Summer Pottery is the Ceramic ware made by potters It also refers to a group of materials that includes Earthenware, Stoneware Wine is an Alcoholic beverage made from the fermentation of Grape juice Meissen wine is produced at the vineyards in the river valley around the town. A vineyard is a Plantation of Grape -bearing Vines grown mainly for Winemaking, but also Raisins Table grapes and non-alcoholic