The visitor is met by the rumbling and rattling of old machines in the former Rosenthal factory in Selb, one of the two locations of the Porzellanikon. Here, you can experience up close how the finest porcelain has been produced or is produced to this day from unassuming clay in a number of laborious steps.
The production of porcelain has a tradition going back more than 200 years in north eastern Bavaria. But if you primarily think of knick-knacks and floral tea services when it comes to porcelain, you are in for a surprise in Selb: the museum shows innovative porcelain design and ceramics as an astonishing all-rounder in car construction, the high-tech industry or medicine. The latter is impressively demonstrated by the skeleton Hugo, which cycles with ceramic limbs in the exhibition.
The history of porcelain since the 18th century and its precious results can be admired in Hohenberg an der Eger, in the parent museum of the porcelain museum. The dining cultures of different eras can be brought to life here by impressive presentations. Together, the two locations of the largest porcelain museum in Europe open up an exciting and multi-faceted view of a material which is part of our everyday life.For opening times and admission prices please visit the original website.