Porcelain tour, Munich

This item appears on page 104 of the May 2008 issue.

The historical monument Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufactory (Nördlichaes Schloss­rondell 8, D-80638, Munich, Germany; phone +49 089 179 197 0, fax 179 50, www.nymphenburg.com) offers guided tours year-round every Wednesday at 10 a.m. (reservations recommended).

Visitors see the entire cycle of producing porcelain art, from refinery at the porcelain mill to the creation of pottery, free-hand painted cookware and delicate fine art pieces. The cost is €25 for the 1½-hour tour.