[ Sept.2015 ] We went to the famous Meissen Porcelain Museum just to have a topic of conversation.
Meissen Porcelain is the manufacturer which succeeded making porcelain first in Europe and protected by then royal family.
At first the factory was placed within the Meissen’s castle to hide the technique.
Now we can learn their manufacturing process roughly by listening the audio guide and seeing the demonstrations.
We were guided to 4 special class rooms and the each expert performed in front of us.
So it was not the actual factory visit.
I have never experienced anything like this.
Anyway, they showed how everything is done by skilled hands and made us understand’ that is why Meissen is so expensive’….but they are too expensive.
The 30% off at the outlet in the museum is a drop in the ocean.
However, after a while, our eyes got accustomed to the figures and in the end we bought a couple of things there.
Well, the porcelain was originally developed in China and in Japan they started making it about 100 years before Meissen.
Europeans tried hard to copy the oriental ones, so in fact, we, the orientals do not need to admire it so much, but I saw many fellow countrymen in the museum, while I did not see any in the old town.