The Saint Nikolai Church is one of the ancient Christian churches of Meißen. Today, visitors are impressed by its rich collection of equipment with Meißen china. It was first mentioned in a document in the year 1220. As the St. Nikolai Church served transient merchants and local fisher families as a house of God, it is dedicated to the patron saint of both professions: The holy Nicholas. After the end of World War I, the interior was transformed to a worldwide unique memorial site for the victims of this war by Professor Paul Emil Börner (1888 – 1970). Today, you will find the worldwide largest statues of Meißen porcelain as well as china boards with the names of the approximately 1,800 casualties of the city. Including further porcelain statues like crying children and mourning mothers, it is an important memorial for various creative options of the "blue swords"
Neumarkt 29, 01662 Meißen
Tourism association of Meißen
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April to October:
Mon - Fri: 10:00 a.m. to 18:00 p.m.
Sat/Sun/national holidays: 10:00 a.m. to 16:00 p.m.
November to March:
Mon - Fri: 10:00 a.m. to 17:00 p.m.
Sat: 10:00 a.m. to 15:00 p.m. (except for January)