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Meissner Porzellan, Dresden

Hilton Dresden Hotel
5 An der Frauenkirche
Germany 01067
Tel: 49 351 86 42964's insider take:

The best place in Dresden to buy the famous local porcelain is in a boutique stuck in one of the wings of the otherwise anonymous Hilton hotel. The porcelain on display is hand-painted and created in a labor-intensive process, reflected in its exorbitant cost ($3,540 for a tea set, anyone?). Traditional bowls, vases, and tea accessories, as well as figurines that look straight out of a Brothers Grimm fairy tale, dominate the shelves.

Open daily 9:30 am to 7 pm (closes at 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday).

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