Meissen

Meissen (in German orthography: Meißen, IPA: [ˈmaɪsn̩]) is a town of approximately 30,000 about 25 km (16 mi) northwest of Dresden on both banks of the Elbe river in the Free State of Saxony, in eastern Germany. Meissen is the home of Meissen porcelain, the Albrechtsburg castle, the Gothic Meissen Cathedral and the Meissen Frauenkirche. The Große Kreisstadt is the capital of the Meissen district.

Meissen
Meißen
Albrechtsburg and Cathedral
Location of Meissen within Meißen district
Meissen
Meissen
Coordinates: 51°10′N 13°29′E
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictMeißen
Subdivisions12 Stadtteile/Stadtbezirke
Government
  Mayor (201825) Olaf Raschke[1] (CDU)
Area
  Total30.90 km2 (11.93 sq mi)
Elevation
106 m (348 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
  Total28,231
  Density910/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
01654–01662
Dialling codes03521
Vehicle registrationMEI, GRH, RG, RIE
Websitewww.stadt-meissen.de

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