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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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25 Oct

25. – 27.10.2019 | Großer Preis von Sachsen

This year, the equestrian tournament enters the next round and celebrates its 5th anniversary in Chemnitz. In addition to the sport and show program, the planning for further surprises has already started.
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23 Dec

29.11. – 23.12.2019 | Chemnitz Christmas Market

The Chemnitz Christmas Market has a long tradition and offers its visitors a wonderful introduction to the festive season.

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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.