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|Height :||106 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||30.92 km 2|
|Residents:||28,282 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||915 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||01662|
|Area code :||03521|
|License plate :||MEI, GRH, RG, RIE|
|Community key :||14 6 27 140|
|City structure:||12 districts / boroughs|
City administration address :
|Lord Mayor :||Olaf Raschke (independent)|
|Location of the city of Meißen in the district of Meißen|
Meißen ( Upper Sorbian Mišno , Latin Misnia, Misena ) is the district town of the district of the same name in the Free State of Saxony , has more than 28,000 inhabitants and has the status of large district town .
The city of Meißen is internationally famous for the production of Meißner porcelain , which was the first European porcelain to be produced since 1708. The name of the city with double s ("Meissen") is a registered trademark of the State Porcelain Manufactory Meissen.
The city of Meißen - 25 km northwest of Dresden , 75 km east of Leipzig and 30 km north of Freiberg - is located at the exit of the Elbe basin on the Elbe and its tributary, the Triebisch . Coswig and Radebeul are located southeast of Meißen . The lowest point in the city is the mean water level of the Elbe at . South of Meißen is the Meißner Hochland , northwest of the city the Lommatzscher Pflege .
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- Old town
- Dobritz with Buschbad
- Görnian suburb
- Back wall
- Monastery property
- Monastery houses
- Dynasty settlement
- Lower ferry
- Low couple
- Upper pair
- Seven oaks
- Triebisch Valley
Below the Misnia Castle , founded by King Heinrich I , the castle builder, around the year 929 , Meißen developed from the Slavic village of Meisa on the creek of the same name into a market settlement and finally into a town at the end of the 12th century, whose city rights for the year 1332 are documented are. Because of the bishops residing here ( Diocese of Meißen , founded in 968), the city was of outstanding importance for the cultural development of Saxony.
The Augustinian Canons' Monastery of St. Afra had existed in Meißen since 1205 , and a Benedictine monastery , the Holy Cross Monastery , probably existed since the end of the 12th century. A convent of the Franciscan Order founded in 1210 is documented in the city from 1263; From 1274 the Meissen Monastery was the main monastery of the Meissen Custody in the Saxon Franciscan Province ( Saxonia ), and around 1450 it received the second church.
In the course of the Reformation , which was only introduced in Meißen in 1539 , the three monasteries were dissolved and a city school was set up in the former Franciscan monastery . The Princely School has been located in the former St. Afra Monastery since 1543 . Meißen was economically determined for a long time by the cloth- making industry, which almost came to a standstill due to the Thirty Years' War . In 1710, under Augustus the Strong, the porcelain manufactory was opened, which set new impulses.
The Margraviate of Meissen existed until 1423 . Well-known margraves of Meissen were the Wettin Conrad the Great , Otto the Rich , Dietrich the Believed , Henry the Illustrious and Frederick the Arguable , who became Elector of Saxony .
The Meissen Cathedral and the Albrechtsburg on the castle hill on the left Elbe shape the silhouette of Meissen. Construction of the cathedral began around 1250; the two striking cathedral towers were not completed until 1909, after the western front, with its two towers built from 1315, had been destroyed by lightning in 1547. From 1470, under Arnold von Westfalen, the Albrechtsburg was the first German castle to be built. Initially intended as the residence of the two ruling princes, it was never used in this way, instead it was empty. From 1710 until the middle of the 19th century, the Albrechtsburg was the seat of the Meissen porcelain factory.
The city of Meißen belonged to the Meißen district administration established in 1874 , was free of districts from 1915 to 1946 and then became part of the Meißen district.
In the years 1905–1906 there was a tremor epidemic among Meissen children, a kind of mass hysteria that affected up to 237 children in 21 school classes. The Meissen teacher Kurt Walter Dix reported on it in 1906 at a congress for child research.
At the time of National Socialism , political opponents of the Nazi regime were also persecuted in Meissen. The social democratic worker Max Dietel was murdered as a resistance fighter in Görden in 1943 . The Jewish families living in the city were driven out of the country or deported to extermination camps. One of them was the couple Alex and Else Loewenthal , who ran a department store at Elbstraße 8 and were murdered in 1942. In 1968, their surviving children had a memorial plaque put up for their parents. The then Superintendent of Meißen Herbert Böhme wanted to prevent Meißen from being declared a fortress in the last days of the war and defended by all means. He was sentenced to death for his courageous objections to Gauleiter Mutschmann and the then mayor. The Red Army prevented the death sentence with their invasion of Dresden on May 7, 1945th The prison wing in the then regional court is accessible as a memorial at Münchner Platz .
The department store of the Schocken chain located at Elbstraße 19 was Aryanized in 1938 ; the building was destroyed in World War II. Overall, however, the city suffered only minor losses of its historical building stock due to the war. The Elbe bridge (old town bridge) and the railway bridge, however, both became unusable on April 26, 1945 due to a partial detonation by the Wehrmacht. Some houses in the adjacent Elbstrasse were badly damaged.
The GDR put in the face of ever-increasing population the focus of construction activity on the creation of housing, especially in the outskirts. The historic city center fell into disrepair.
On October 3, 1990, the Free State of Saxony was re-established in the Albrechtsburg. After reunification , the city center in particular was extensively renovated.
In August 2002, the Triebisch severely damaged parts of the historic city center from floods. On the night of August 13, it flooded its valley and the old town. Four days later, the level of the Elbe flood reached its highest level, so that the old town and other parts of the city were partially flooded by up to three meters. In Dresden the level was 9.40 meters, almost 8 meters above the normal level for this time of year. Cinema, theater, the Heinrichsbrunnen and other sights of Meissen were temporarily under water. The elevated market square with the Frauenkirche and the town hall, however, was spared.
Another flood hit the city of Meissen in June 2013 . On June 6th, the level in Dresden showed a value of 8.76 m, 64 cm below the level of 2002. Parts of Meißner's old town were flooded again, including the theater, the cinema, Heinrichsplatz, Neugasse, Gerbergasse, the Neumarkt and the Buschbad, as the flood exceeded the newly built flood wall on the banks of the Elbe.
On the night of June 29, 2015, there was an arson attack on a planned, uninhabited asylum seeker accommodation. After the crime, the owner of the property received death threats. According to the police, the perpetrators are suspected to be in the right-wing extremist scene.
Development of the population from 1834:
Data source from 1994: State Statistical Office of the Free State of Saxony
1) October 29th
2) August 31st
3) November 30th
Dialect and usage
The Meissen volunteer fire brigade was founded in July 1841 after the Meissen city council had recruited staff accordingly. The first team was 132 men. Before that, there had been an organized fire fighting system in Meissen since the Middle Ages. The city equipped the men with simple fire extinguishers and obliged the fire-fighting teams to provide assistance in the event of fires. Although every citizen was legally obliged to help out in the event of a fire, from 1475 onwards, helping to fight fires was linked to financial incentives. Resistance resulted in prison sentences or the city ban . In 1570 the city administration issued the first official fire regulations.
In 1794, in view of the beginning of industrialization, the fire extinguishing regulations of Meißen were revised so that they now also dealt with questions of fire protection, in addition to the rights and obligations of citizens during and after a fire.
The Meißen volunteer fire brigade has 46 volunteer members (as of 2020). The vehicles are distributed to the two locations Wache Rote Schule in the old town and Wache Teichmühle in Meißen-Cölln.
- 1840–1849: Hugo Tzschucke (deposed)
- 1849–1852: August Degen (acting)
- January 13, 1853 - March 22, 1859: Maximilian Dietrich
- March 20, 1859 - March 31, 1886: Richard Hirschberg
- July 16, 1886 - July 31, 1896: Robert Schiffner
- October 13, 1896 - December 31, 1926: Max Ay
- February 1, 1927 - June 30, 1935: Walter Busch
- November 27, 1935 - May 31, 1945: Hans Drechsel (from 1940 in the General Government of Poland, representative in the office of Walther Kaule)
- 1945 - February 28, 1948: Albert Mücke
- February 28, 1948 - September 17, 1952: Georg Stachs
- September 17, 1952 - February 24, 1954 Arno Arnhold
- February 24, 1954 - September 30, 1958: Gottfried Zurbuchen
- September 30, 1958 - August 26, 1964: Georg Kühn
- August 26, 1964 - January 29, 1984: Heinz Hoffmann
- January 30, 1984 - May 31, 1990: Klaus Däumer
- June 1, 1990 - July 12, 1993: Gerhard Bartosch
- July 12, 1993 - June 30, 2004: Thomas Pohlack (elected in 1994 with 61.9% and 2001 with 63.9%)
- since July 1, 2004: Olaf Raschke (elected in 2004 with 51.0%, 2011 with 81.1% and 2018 with 43.5%)
The local elections on May 26, 2019 led to the following result with a turnout of 54.0 percent (previous election: 42.7):
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|Share of votes||Seats||Share of votes||Seats|
|Citizens for Meißen - Meißen can do more eV||16.8%||5||-||-|
|Departure of German patriots||1.1%||0||-||-|
1 Independent List Meißen 2 Free Citizens Movement Meißen
Under the chairmanship of the FDP, a large parliamentary group (GroFra) was formed from the other participating CDU, ULM (an early split from the CDU) and the Free Citizens (FBBM). Only the Left and the AfD have not joined any parliamentary group. The BfM form a joint parliamentary group with the SPD.
Susann Rüthrich, a member of the Bundestag SPD, maintains a citizens' office in Meißen .
coat of arms
Blazon : The coat of arms of the city of Meißen shows on the left a tinned, four-windowed red tower with a pointed roof and pommel standing over a corner, on the left a red-armored black lion with a red tongue that turns to the left and touches the tower with its front paws . In the upper coat of arms a steel helmet with a silver-red helmet cover and the torso of a bearded man with a pointed, peacock-feathered cap.
The administration of the city of Meissen uses a simplified coat of arms that only contains the coat of arms (see coat of arms in the info box).
The so-called Meißner Löwe is the lion of the former margraves of Meißen, who ruled the city for many centuries and used it from the 12th century onwards. The red tower probably symbolizes the city that can be defended by walls and towers. The oldest seal in the city shows a citizen who is fit for military service and who wears a sword and who bears the coats of arms of the margraves and burgraves of Meissen. He stands in front of a symbolized cathedral facade. The three manors of the city, including the Bishop of Meissen, are thus represented. The small coat of arms above first appears in seals from the early 16th century and has hardly changed since then.
Meissen is connected to a total of seven cities worldwide. These are
- Vitry-sur-Seine , France, since May 3, 1964
- Arita-chō in Japan since February 9, 1979
- Fellbach near Stuttgart, since May 28, 1987
- Corfu in Greece, since May 24, 1996
- Leitmeritz in the Czech Republic, since November 1st, 1996
- Provo , Utah , USA, since July 14, 2001
- Legnica , Poland, since December 8, 2017
Culture and sights
- Meissen train station
- Meißen Triebischtal station building
- Meißen Bishop's Palace
- Porcelain factory ( Meissen porcelain ), old workshops and a demonstration workshop in the new Meissen ART building
- Old town with late Gothic town hall and town houses from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods , including the late Gothic prelate house and the Meissen brewery from the Renaissance.
- Freedom , built on with historically and artistically valuable canons and noble courts
- City theater , emerged from the former Gewandhaus on the old fair
- Siebeneichen Castle
- Late Gothic Dompropstei on Domplatz
- Domherrenhof , part of the city wall since the 12th century, seat of the district council until 2008
- Celebration hall of the Meißen crematorium . On the facade is a Pieta by Professor Emil Paul Börner with a phoenix medallion
- Replica of the Saxon post mile pillar from the former Elbtor on the bridgehead of the old town bridge in the Cölln district . An original coat of arms can be found in the Berggießhübel post mile column .
- Meissen Cathedral
- woman Church
- St. Afra Church
- Nikolaikirche in Triebischtal, first mentioned around 1220, transformed into a war memorial church in 1923–1929
- Martinskapelle on the Plossen
- Jakobskapelle, Leipziger Straße, late Gothic chapel
- Catholic St. Benno Church in neo-Gothic style, consecrated in 1887, damaged by arson attack (2000) and flood (2002), renovation completed in October 2003
- Evangelical Luther Church in Triebischtal, in neo-Gothic style, consecrated in 1904
- Wolfgang's Church, late Gothic church building on Jahnastraße in Meisatal, built from 1471
- former Franciscan monastery church ( Meißen city museum )
- Protestant Johanneskirche , 1895–1898 based on a design by Theodor Quentin , fresco The Triumph of the Cross in the Last Judgment by Sascha Schneider , furnishings partly in ceramic (altar from the Saxon stove factory , pulpit from the stove and porcelain factory Ernst Teichert - for both compare Ernst Teichert )
- Urbankirche , side church of the Johanneskirche in the old Johanneskirchhof on Dresdner Straße
- Trinity Church
- Chapel on the original Huttenburg building complex, Huttenburgweg, chapel in neo-Gothic style
- Ruins of the Heilig Kreuz monastery , the Meissner Hahnemann center since the end of the 20th century
- Burial chapel in the new city cemetery on Nossener Strasse, consecrated in 1875
- Parenting hall of the Meißen crematorium , consecrated on October 8, 1931
- Letter stone : This former gate stone on the Liberty 10 property should contain all the letters of the alphabet if interpreted imaginatively.
- Mosaic pictures at the middle castle gate: The two mosaic pictures are from 1890 and show Saint George on the left and the Evangelist Johannes on the right. The designs come from Wilhelm Walter the creator of the prince procession in Dresden .
- Gymnasium of the Franziskaneum: A three-part screen made of Meissen porcelain plates has been on the façade of the gym in KÄNDERSTRASSE since 1907 . Groups of boys are shown in a sporting competition. The murals were attached at a height of about seven meters. What is noticeable here is a visually strong connection with the Fürstenzug in Dresden. Although the designing artist has remained unknown, the work could be assigned to the artist Wilhelm Walther.
- Kellersbrunnen: On the left-hand side of the Elbe, near the bridgehead of the old town bridge, there is the Kellerspark with the Kellersbrunnen. The park and fountain were opened on June 4, 1960 to mark the 250th anniversary of the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory. The fountain was designed according to a design by Ludwig Zepner and is crowned with a helmet cassowary made of porcelain. The cassowary was designed after a model by KÄNDER. The plastic was stolen in 1990 and replaced by a remodel in 1992. In 2001 it was damaged again. Since 2015, a cassowary has graced the fountain again in summer.
- Heinrichsbrunnen: Replica of a medieval market fountain from 1862 with King Heinrich I as a fountain figure. The fountain is located on Heinrichsplatz in front of the Franciscan Church (city museum).
- Ceramic mural “Wedding in Cana” in the Triebischtal district at Haus Hirschbergstrasse 7. It was created in 1966 by Ludwig Zepner and Karlheinz Schäfer for the Kolping House of the Catholic parish of St. Benno . When the Elbe and Triebisch floods in 2002, the building was badly damaged and has been empty since then. The preservation of the mural is at risk, as the picture itself is on the facade of a badly damaged building. The artist Karlheinz Schäfer, the parish of St. Benno in Meißen and other ceramic art lovers are committed to preserving the mural.
- Ceramic mural “Meißner city map made of porcelain” by Olaf Fieber on a wall at Görnische Gasse 35 from 2018. However, the individual ceramic pictures are not porcelain from the Meissen porcelain factory.
- Remnants of the former manorial country house of Huttenburg in the Triebischtal district. The building complex was originally built around 1857 in the form of a castle with a tower, manor house and chapel in the neo-Gothic style. In the meantime, the remains of the manor house, including the chapel, have fallen into disrepair. On the southern facade of the tower substructure there is still a statue of Ulrich von Hutten . It was created by the Leipzig sculptor Hermann Knaur .
Museums and exhibitions
- Kunstverein Meißen (forum for contemporary art)
- Meißen City Museum
- Thürmer Pianoforte Museum
Memorial sites for the victims of National Socialism
- Memorial by the sculptor Werner Hempel from 1958 on Kerstingstrasse / Käthe-Kollwitz-Park in memory of 26 Meißner citizens who were persecuted and murdered for various reasons during the Nazi dictatorship , as well as 224 people from several countries who died during the Second World War deported to Germany and victims of forced labor were
- Cenotaph and graves at the Meißen-Bohnitzsch military cemetery for Soviet prisoners of war and forced labor as well as other war graves of fallen German soldiers
- Memorial on the south side of the New Johannesfriedhof in Meißen-Zaschendorf for 63 perished slave laborers from the Soviet Union, Poland and Italy
- Memorial stone at the Nikolaikirche Hirschbergstrasse / corner of Neumarkt for all victims of dictatorship and violence. An altar cloth from this church is dedicated to the victims of the Second World War, made by Klaus Urbach
- Memorial plaque on the wall of the city cemetery (crematorium) on Nossener Strasse for 16 prisoners of war from France, Italy, Poland and the Soviet Union. They were illegally shot at this wall in March and April 1945, shortly before the end of the Second World War, on behalf of the National Socialist state.
- Sculpture in the administration building of Meißen Keramik GmbH, in memory of the murdered resistance fighter Max Dietel ; the building bore his name in GDR times.
In spring there is the Meißen Cölln art festival (right Elbe), a pottery and graphics market and the literature festival. Before the start of the summer holidays, the cultural institutions invite you to the Long Night .
Between 2009 and 2012, the Meißner City Downhill took place annually in August , in which a number of national cyclists also took part.
The Meißen Wine Festival takes place on a weekend at the end of September, which is like a city festival and culminates in the parade on Sunday.
At the beginning of the Advent season, Christmas in Meissen opens its doors and invites young and old with a wide range of cultural activities and a Christmas market until December 24th. At the same time, the 24 windows of the Meissen town hall are transformed into advent calendar doors. Associated with this is a raffle for charitable purposes.
For fans of motorsport, there are annual motorcycle speedway races for the “Silver Steel Shoe” trophy in the MC Meissen speedway stadium.
The privately operated Heimattierpark Siebeneichen is located at the foot of Schloss Siebeneichen. This zoo is home to over 400 animals of 85 different species. Many domestic and pet species are kept, but also more unusual animals such as arctic foxes and various chipmunks.
The wine-growing area around Meißen is considered the north-easternmost wine-growing area in Europe. It produces dry wines that are particularly valued by connoisseurs.
The Meißner Fummel is an inflated and thin-walled, very fragile hollow pastry. This was allegedly invented to educate one of the drunken messengers of the Saxon king: He had to show the fumble intact after the trip, which was difficult with the road conditions at that time in a drunk state.
The area around Meißen is a fruit-growing area in which some older apple varieties such as the Borsdorf apple can be found.
Meißner Baumkuchen in several varieties and gingerbread made from lager dough have been offered by a family confectionery since 1867.
Probably the best-known company in Meissen is the Staatliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen GmbH , which produces handcrafted and precious Meissen porcelain. It traditionally achieves high market prices. The following companies are based in Meissen, among others:
- Elbland Clinic Meißen
- Art publisher Brück & Sohn
- Vincenz Richter winery
- UKM Meissen , formerly Meißen vehicle accessories plant
- Beekeeping Meissen
- Meißner Schwerter private brewery
- Silgan Metal Packaging Meißen GmbH (formerly Vogel & Noot ), a manufacturer of tin cans , crown corks and stud boxes
- Balzer Kabelwerk Meißen, formerly a branch of VEB Kabelwerk Oberspree Berlin
- Verkehrsgesellschaft Meißen mbH
- Meißen Keramik GmbH (formerly VEB Plattenwerke "Max Dietel" Meißen)
- Bidtelia Meissen GmbH
- Meißener Stadtwerke GmbH (MSW)
- Duravit Sanitary Porcelain Meißen GmbH
also the media
The history of the Elblandklinikum Meißen goes back to the middle of the 19th century. A “work and supply house” was built in Meißen as early as 1863. From the infirmary for acutely ill inmates located there, the hospital in Hospitalstrasse with an attached polyclinic was created. This also included the city hospital on Zscheilaer Straße, the women's clinic on the Ratsweinberg and the Domprobstberg branch. In 1998 these locations were replaced by the new hospital building on Nassauweg in Meißen-Bohnitzsch. A medical vocational school has been part of the Meissner hospital since 1992. In 2002, Meißen merged with the Radebeul District Hospital to form the Meißen-Radebeul Elbland Clinic. Both houses have been part of the Elblandkliniken municipal clinic group since 2008 .
The Elblandklinikum Meißen has 350 fully inpatient beds.
Meißen is on the main Borsdorf – Coswig railway line , where the Meißen , Meißen Altstadt and Meißen-Triebischtal stations are located. Meißen-Triebischtal is the end point of the Dresden S-Bahn line S1 , which serves the route Meißen-Triebischtal– Dresden - Schöna every half hour . In the opposite direction there was a direct connection to Leipzig via Döbeln . On December 12, 2015, the scheduled local traffic on the Meißen Triebischtal – Döbeln section ended. Narrow-gauge railways ran to Wilsdruff and Lommatzsch until 1966 .
In 1899 the Meißen electric tram was opened in the city , which carried people until March 2, 1936 and goods until January 2, 1968. The regional bus traffic is organized by the Meißen transport company , which is part of the Upper Elbe Transport Association .
The Elbe Cycle Path runs through the city on both banks of the Elbe .
Bridges and tunnels
There are three Elbe crossings in Meißen: a combined railway and pedestrian bridge , built in 1866, the old town bridge and the Elbe valley bridge ( B 101 ). On December 31, 1885, “10 o'clock”, the bridge tariff that had been mandatory until then was no longer applicable in Meissen, as in the entire Kingdom of Saxony. The Meissner Tageblatt wrote on January 1st, 1886, that the old town bridge had wooden arches until 1866. A poor man with a push-jack and a broom had to pay the last bridge fee with 3 pfennigs . In June of the same year it was blown up by the Saxon army because of the invasion of the Prussians . Iron yokes were used in the restoration .
The Triebisch can be crossed on numerous bridges on the left bank of the Elbe. Some of them are only intended for pedestrians and cyclists. There are also bridges and footbridges that lead over the largely disused and filled mill moat.
- University of Applied Sciences of the Saxon Administration (uses the building of the former engineering school for power and work machine construction )
- Sächsisches Landesgymnasium Sankt Afra (former princely state school, since 1995 funding for gifted students)
- Franziskaneum Gymnasium in Meissen
- Meißen vocational school center
- Education center of the Federal Employment Agency
- Free factory school in Meissen
- Triebischtal Oberschule Meißen, main building built in 1877
- Music school of the district of Meißen
- Pestalozzi High School in Meissen
- School to promote learning in Kalkberg Meißen
- Adult Education Center Meissen
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- threats against owners of refugee accommodation
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