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HOW to Get there A4: Take the Siebenlehn exit and continue on the B 101 or take the Wilsdruff exit A13: Take the Radeburg exit | A14: Take the Nossen-Ost exit Conveniently and quickly from Dresden to Meissen: · with the S-Bahn [tramway] (S1) to Meissen train station, follow the path to the Meissen bus station and take the city bus C to the Meissen Altstadtbrücke bus stop [old town bridge] · with the car from Dresden taking the B 6 to Meissen or take advantage of the offers from the Saxon Steamboat Company: · during peak season the steamboat will depart from the Dresden-Terrassenufer dock daily at 09:45 (cruise no. 21 / 1) and Thurs – Sun at 14:15 (cruise no. 22 / 1)

PARKING SPACES There are parking spaces below the castle hill and next to the lift in the parking level on Meisastraße and along the Elbe river with direct access to the castle via the castle park steps on Leipziger Straße.

For many centuries, the Albrechtsburg Castle has been the perfect location and meeting place for celebrations. Every one of its many rooms has its own special atmosphere. This castle offers you the perfect surroundings for receptions, conferences and events for business or private occasions.

CITY-BUS-Shuttle April to October every 30 minutes between the porcelain manufactory, the old town and castle hill.

For more information and contact details: Phone +49 (0) 35 21 47 07- 0 albrechtsburg@schloesserland-sachsen.de A13

Pay once, experience a lot. Enjoy free admission to more than 40 estates for only € 20 ten days along or for only € 40 all the year round. Traveling together is more fun! Make use of our benefit for families and save € 5 or € 10 by buying two castle PASSES.

Entrance fee Reduced entrance fee * 2 adults and up to 4 children ** 1 adults and up to 2 children ** Group rate (15 people and more) Group rate school parties Palaces ANNUAL PASS Palaces TOUR PASS (valid 10 days) Guide 1h / 1,5 h (plus entrance fee) Photo permission Audioguide in German, English, Czech

8,00 EUR 4,00 EUR 18,00 EUR 10,00 EUR 6,50 EUR 3,00 EUR 40,00 EUR 20,00 EUR 3,00 EUR / 4,50 EUR 2,00 EUR incl. entrance fee

* Reduced entrance fees apply to children aged 6 – 15, or older if still at school, vocational trainees, students, people with severe disabilities, unemployed people, people doing military service or alternative civilian service, holders of the Meißen sozial pass and the Elbe / Labe culture pass, members of the ICOM, ICOMOS and the German Art Historian Association, and every Wednesday to holders of the Saxon Pass for Volunteering. Proof of status must be provided in each case. ** Children between 6 and 15. Free admission is garanted to children aged 5 or younger, companions of people with serve disabilities, tour guides, coach drivers, holders of the Country-Family pass, one chaperone per 10 schoolchildren and holders of a valid press pass. Proof of status must be provided in each case.

Further information at all listed estates and online

www.schloesserland-sachsen.de

Holders of the Dresden-Card will receive 10 % of the full admission price. For events and special guided tours, special admission prices apply. For special events, additional fees may apply for advance booking.

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Admission fees for 2011

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for your visit. It is your support that makes culture a tangible experience and keeps history alive. Please come again!

Albrechtsburg Meissen Domplatz 1 | 01662 Meißen Phone +49 (0) 35 21 47 07- 0 Fax +49 (0) 35 21 47 07- 11 albrechtsburg@schloesserland-sachsen.de www.albrechtsburg-meissen.de

English

March to October: daily from 10:00 to 18:00 November to February: daily from 10:00 to 17:00 closed on 24 / 25 December | 1 January from 11:00 to 16:00 Please also visit our café and the museum shop.

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Pictures: Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg, Cod. Pal. Germ. 848, fol. 14v / Udo Pellmann / Sächsisches Stammbuch – SLUB Deutsche Fotothek / Dieter Krull / Annelie Brux / Frank Höhler

Opening hours for 2011

ALBRECHTSBURG CASTLE

Architecture, power and porcelain in the oldest castle of Germany


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Albrechtsburg Castle!

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he Albrechtsburg Castle towers high above the town and is of vital importance in many ways. It does not only captivate through its awe-inspiring architecture but also serves as proof of the cultural, financial and political potential of the Wettin landlords. Founded as the production facility for the first European porcelain, the castle left a lasting effect far beyond national boundaries.

Duke Albert the Courageous with his wife Sidonie in the Album of Saxon Descent

In 929, by setting up a wooden fortification on the castle mountain of Misni, Heinrich I laid the foundation stone for its extraordinary history. Later on, in the course of medieval German eastward expansion, the castle mountain quickly turned into an important centre of power. Saxony’s accumulated wealth enabled brothers Ernst and Albrecht of Wettin to start building a

residence in 1471 as an ostentatious symbol for wealth and rule. Germany’s first palace, Albrechtsburg Castle, came into existence under the supervision of master builder Arnold von Westfalen. New forms and techniques were applied here for the first time and set highest standards across Europe. Up to the present, the entire building and fine architectural details have put visitors to awe again and again.

Boettger presents to Augustus the Strong the arcanum, mural from Paul Kießling in Albrechtsburg Castle

Large Appellation Parlour in Albrechtsburg Castle

Come and join us on an exciting journey of discovery! Historical exhibits and virtual productions will present the architecture, power and porcelain in the oldest castle of Germany.

Great Hall in Albrechtsburg Castle

Also the artistic murals that were created in the 19 th century tell impressively of bygone Saxon history. Various episodes from the lives of brothers Ernst and Albrecht of Wettin can be seen. The storming of the castle mountain has been put in an illustrating scene as well as the discovery of the arcanum of porcelain-making. Many documents, pieces of noble porcelain, paintings and other objects on show tell the visitor of more than 500 years of castle history. Experience the Albrechtsburg Castle in Meissen as a unique place where highlights of Saxon history and culture are re-enacted. Reach for the top!

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Architecture, power and porcelain in the oldest castle of Germany – Albrechtsburg Castle. Reach for the top!

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