Meissen Tourism, Germany

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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.


Explore popular vacation packages for Meissen, Germany and kick-start your vacation planning for free. The nearest major city to Meissen is Leipzig. Take a short trip from Meissen and set some time aside to explore the Leipzig. Dotted with places like Leipzig Zoo, St. Thomas Church, St. Nicholas Church; it will definitely be a good idea. Popular vacation packages of Meissen are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Meissen*

  • Pollution Statistics in Meissen

    Know the pollution level of Meissen before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 34.38 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 9.38 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 11.36 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 9.38 (Very Low)
  • Meissen: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Meissen for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Meissen.

    • Burglary and Theft 24.22 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 19.35 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 18.55 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 21.67 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 28.23 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 21.67 (Low)
    • Attacks 29.69 (Low)
    • Drug offense 29.69 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.1 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 71.88 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 28.13 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 27.42 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 33.06 (Low)
  • Living in Meissen - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Meissen is 206.8 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 73.38 (High)
    • Climate Index 81.42 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 21.39 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 29.86 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 65.15 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 81.48 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.74 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 132.07 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Meissen

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Meissen

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.43 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.26 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 117.9 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 99.2 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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Meissen Tours for you

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  • Cruise to Knigstein Fortress
    Cruise to Knigstein Fortress 20 Reviews

    Duration: 5 Hour

    Experience Dresden's surroundings from the water and enjoy a cruise with a paddle steamer in the direction of Saxon Switzerla...

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  • Dresden: Elbe River Cruise to Meissen
    Dresden: Elbe River Cruise to Meissen 27 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hour

    Discover the Saxon Wine Route by paddle steamer on this full-day tour. Travel from Dresden to Meissen, where you can visit th...

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  • Bohemia and Saxon Switzerland Full-Day Tour from Prague
    Bohemia and Saxon Switzerland Full-Day Tour from Prague

    Duration: 12 Hour

    Discover the natural beauty of Bohemia and Saxon Switzerland National Park on a 12-hour guided sightseeing tour from Prague. ...

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  • Terrifying Tour of Dresden Led by a Dungeon Master
    Terrifying Tour of Dresden Led by a Dungeon Master 97 Reviews

    Duration: 60 Minute

    When night falls over Dresden, the dungeon master searches for new miscreants. Hear his scary stories about macabre murders, ...

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