Table culture at MEISSEN®

A three-course meal served on famous Meissen Porcelain services from three centuries provides pleasant insights into table culture of past and present.

Before porcelain was invented in Europe and the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory was founded in 1710, people used plates made of wood, clay, tin, or even silver – depending on financial standing. Augustus the Strong was the first sovereign to present a precious table ware all made of Meissen Porcelain® to his wondering audience.

Between the individual courses of the meal you will hear facts and anecdotes about Meissen Porcelain® and the customs at the festive table of times past. Today, medieval codes of conduct might make us smile – however, some of them have remained astonishingly up to date.

Porcelain figurines were made to adorn the court table at festivities. Today they are often only allowed to display themselves in showcases. For this event, we adorn the festive table with Meissen Porcelain®. The MEISSEN manufactory has been influencing table culture at all times and style époques until the present time.

We present examples from Baroque times until today and you enjoy a delicious three-course menu served on three famous services from three centuries: “Swan service”, “Full Green Wine Wreath”, and “Waves” shape with the “Woodland Flora” decoration. A tasteful event addressing all your senses.

Experience MEISSEN craftsmanship and the diversity of Meissen Porcelain® design in our demonstration workshops, the museum and the MEISSENartCAMPUS®  - the entrance is included in the price of the event.

Dates:             upon prior arrangement

Duration:         approx. 2 hours (without visit of House of MEISSEN®)

Costs:              49,00 Euros per person (min. 10 persons per event)


  • Aperitif und mineral water
  • seasonally changing three-course meal served on Meissen Porcelain®
  • admission to the House of MEISSEN® world of experience

Further information and booking:

Visitor service  
Tel. +49 (0) 35 21 4 68-2 06 / -2 08   
museum [at] meissen [dot] com