As part of the pre-conference tour for the GTM15 (Germany Travel Mart), I am exploring culture and traditions in the German state of Saxony. I’ve written about exploring the bright side of Dresden, and celebrating Saxony’s culture with beer and the Sorbian minority.
It’s touted as the most beautiful milk store in the world. At the Pfund brothers’ milk store in Dresden’s Neustadt, the stunning Villeroy and Boch tiles on the ceiling and walls suggest the truth of the claim since 1880.
We move out to the town of Radebeul and a little beyond to Schloss Wackerbarth and Saxony state’s own wine production facility where almost one-quarter of all wines sold at Wackerbarth are white Rieslings.
Located between Dresden and Meissen, the wine-producing estate of Schloss Wackerbarth is Saxony's oldest (and Germany's 2nd oldest) facility producing sparkling wine since 1863. Their Riesling makes up almost 25% of their wine sales. Radebeul, Germany – 23 Apr 2015. #gtm15 #radebeul #joingermantradition #saxony #sparklingwine #schlosswackerbarth #fotoeins
At the porcelain manufacturing centre in the town of Meissen, a majestic porcelain statue of “lady Saxony” stands proudly to represent the Saxon state, and comes complete with thousands of handcrafted porcelain blossoms (Haus Meissen).