For those who aren’t aware of the handmade treasures of Hungary, Herend Porcelain is one of them and its only a 35 minutes drive from Pápa!
Some history :
Vince Stingl, born in Sopron, who learned the craft of the fine ceramics industry in Vienna, founded the forerunner of Herend Porcelain Manufactory already in 1826.
The big International success and breakthrough was at the Great Exhibition in London, 1851.
Queen Victoria orders a china set with a butterfly and floral pattern, which Mór Fischer names after her, and which the world has since known as the Victoria pattern.
Herend Porcelain Manufactory operates today as the world’s largest porcelain manufactory and as a profitable enterprise. Herend achieves the balance of tradition and innovation passing on its 19th Century traditions into the 21st Century.
In Herend you can go shop their selections of Porcelain,
but they also have a section of other facilities such as the Minimanufactory who can offer a fun creative workshop with Porcelain rose-making (30 min / 1600 HUF pr person) and other activities as painting courses.
Maybe your next day-trip?
Main Shop information
Address: 8440 Herend, Kossuth Lajos u. 135
Phone number: (+36) 88 – 523 223
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