On the Trail of White Gold – North Bavaria and Thuringia

Meissen Porcelain Museum - Courtesy GNTB

890 km of Porcelain Trails: Visitors to the Northern Bavarian and Thuringia regions can travel along two scenic tourist routes which links places of interest associated with the manufacture of porcelain or White Gold as they were referred to 300 years ago. As early as the beginning of the 13th century, European royalty had been […]

Porzellanikon – Porcelain centre in north-east Bavaria

Meissen Porcelain tableware - Photo courtesy of GNTB

Learn about the History of German Porcelain in north-east Bavaria: Visitors to the north-eastern parts of Bavaria this year will be treated to the biggest porcelain exhibition ever held on the European continent.  Both the towns of Hohenberg and Selb are venues for Europe’s largest ever exhibition of porcelain:  “From A King’s Dream to Mass […]

Meissen Porcelain – 300 years of German Porcelain

Meissen Porcelain - Photo courtesy of GNTB

Celebrating the Tri-centenary of Porcelain Production in Germany: Until the early 18th century, the Chinese were the only porcelain producers and all the exotic porcelain in Europe were imported from the Far East. The secret of porcelain production was closely guarded by the Chinese, until 1707 when Johann F. Bottger and Ehrenfried W. von Tschimhaus […]