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Meissen

Meissen (Meißen) is a city in Saxony, in the southern part of eastern Germany. Population: 30,000.

Founded in 929, it was the seat of a landgravate (county) of the same name until 1270, when the Wettin dynasty (counts since 1089) moved its capital to nearby Dresden.

In 1710 Meissen became the location of Saxony's porcelain manufacture, achieving international renown for its products.

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For the city's official website (in German), see http://www.stadt-meissen.de/



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