Meissen (Upper Sorbian Mišno, Latin Misena) is the county town of the district of the same name in Saxony, has about 28,000 inhabitants and has the status of district town. International famous is the town of Meissen for the production of the Meissen porcelain produced the first European porcelain since 1708th The city's name with double-s ( "Meissen") is a registered trademark of the state porcelain manufacturer Meissen.