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... gateway to the Erzgebirge.

Chemnitz is full of surprises and offers a wide range of attractions, including striking industrial architecture and the Kaßberg district, Europe’s largest integral area of art nouveau architecture. The prominent feature of the city centre of Chemnitz is the way it creates harmony between new and old. In the nearby Erzgebirge region you can explore mines and countless castles, together with the products created by the region’s traditional craftsmen.

We have put together a list for you of some ‘must see’ attractions and events. You’re sure to find something to your taste.

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Museumsnacht 2018
5 May

05.05.2018 | Chemnitz Museum Night

From 6 in the evening until 1 in the morning visitors will this year once more have the unique opportunity to enjoy a number of different museums on a single evening.
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Sächsisches Mozartfest
13 May

4. – 13.05.2018 | 27th Saxony’s Mozart Festival

This year Saxony’s Mozart Festival will be taking place for the 27th time. Audiences are invited to experience exciting and fulfilling musical events under the overall theme of “Variations”.

27 May

25. – 27.05.2018 | Hut Festival – a street art festival in the city centre of Chemnitz

For the first time the Hut Festival will be taking place in Chemnitz, featuring some of Germany’s top street musicians. The programme is rounded off by a number of food trucks with international cuisine and lots of visitor participation events.

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01. – 23.12.17 | Chemnitz Christmas market

With more than 200 stands one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany awaits you once more, with traditional crafts carrying visitors off to the enchanting Christmas world of the Erzgebirge hills.
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Insider tips

The petrified forest

Experience a scientific and historical sensation: a forest of stone in the heart of the city.



Come and admire the world’s second-largest freestanding bust, known locally as the “Nischel”, and find out the history behind it.


Rathaus Chemnitz

Museum Gunzenhauser

This extraordinary museum features art from the 20th century and the world’s largest collection of the works of Otto Dix.


Chemnitz Industrial Museum

This former foundry contains the most comprehensive display anywhere of the development and history of industrialisation in Saxony and in Chemnitz itself – a perfect experience for young and old.