Learn the fascinating European history behind “white gold,” porcelain, on a visit to the Saxon town of Meissen. In 1708, researchers working for Meissen’s prince Augustus the Strong finally “cracked the code” behind fine white Chinese porcelain, inaugurating a manufacturing tradition that continues to this day. During your excursion, view precious porcelain artifacts at the Museum of Meissen Art and observe dedicated artisans practicing their craft. You’ll also visit massive Albrechtsburg Castle, which looms over the town and where Meissen porcelain was manufactured for 150 years, before moving to its current workshops. One of the highlights of your tour will be a performance on the world’s only porcelain organ.