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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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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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Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland
30 Jun

30.06. – 02.07.17 | GoPro Motorcycle Grand Prix Germany

Since its return to its traditional venue in 1998, the year 2017 will see the twentieth anniversary of the German Motorcycle Grand Prix on the Sachsenring circuit. With its 90-year tradition the Sachsenring itself will reach a proud old age.
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Filmfestival Schlingel
29 Sep

29.09. – 01.10.2017 | ‘Schlingel’ International Film Festival

This year, too, the Chemnitz-based ‘Schlingel’ International Film Festival will be inviting young and old film fans, visitors from the movie business, international guests, actors, film makers and producers to the CineStar cinema in Galerie Roter Turm.
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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.