The 4-star Welcome Parkhotel in Meissen is situated on the banks of the River Elbe within walking distance of the historic centre. Set in its own picturesque grounds, the hotel incorporates an Art Nouveau villa dating back to 1870, which was built by the chemist Dr Felix Ohm to display the ceramic tiles and colourful glazes produced in his factory. The hotel has a restaurant offering great views of the cathedral, a lounge bar and sauna. A range of beauty treatments and therapies are available (pay locally). All rooms are air conditioned and feature a telephone, satellite television, a hairdryer and either a courtyard, lake or garden view.