Meißen is a truly fascinating little place, and the stream of tourists along the Elbe River is enough to fill up the local guesthouses (Pensionen).
Nonetheless, I was once again the only eater in Das Goldene Fass, a wonderful restaurant recommended by my hosts. And the road to the restaurant from the guesthouse was largely vacant. Even with such fantastic views of the historic town center across the river, the balcony on the picture to the left was attached to an uninhabited apartment. Meißen suffers from blight along some of its best streets.