Monday, 13 September 2010


This card caused some concern because it took a full 14 days to travel the relatively short distance from Germany to England. It shows the castle, Albrechtsburg, and the cathedral of Meißen overlooking the river Elbe.  What it doesn't show is the history of this once, and probably still, famous town known for its porcelain, the "white gold". 

Meissen was the first town to manufacture good quality porcelain outside the orient.  The Frauenkirche has bells made of porcelain, the world's first carillon of this type.

According to the card Meissen is also a "Weinstadt", a wine town.
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