For centuries the historic premises of the Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur have remained true to their architectural origins, bearing the brunt of war and absorbing various modifications and extensions. In 1994 a preservation order was placed on the building complex.
The imposing stairway in the large interior courtyard leads to a stately building with a remarkable roof construction – the world’s oldest steel roof supporting structure. This roof covers the historic kiln hall. The courtyard, kiln hall and Schlämmerei (historic porcelain paste preparation facility) can be used for banquets, conferences, product presentations, company parties, jubilee celebrations, weddings or other events of all sizes.
This is a venue with a truly unique ambience. We are also happy to put together an individually tailored activities and entertainments programme for you during your event.
The Alte Schlämmerei is a part of the manufactory, in which the porcelain earth - the main component of the porcelain - was cleaned in several passes, and was later provided with quartz sand and feldspar. During the reconstruction from 2000 to 2003, carried out by the architects Gerkan, Marg and Partner, the different heights were taken over to the monument, a part of the historical mud basins were removed and the building expanded by 2 floors. These new floors are in contrast to the historic premises in industrial design. The Alte Schlämmerei therefore offers various event areas with different sizes, which can also be rented in parallel.