This Saxon town is situated on both banks of the Elbe and it has a history of over 1000 years. Mainly, it is known worldwide as the `city of porcelain` for the manufacturing of the excellent Dresden china. The best panorama is offered by a hill above Meissen, a favorite place for photographers. The visitor is invited to enjoy the Albrechtsburg Castle, the Gothic Meissen Cathedral and the Meissen Frauenkirche. Meissen is also a good starting point for taking a trip along the Saxon wine road.