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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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18 Mar

16.03. – 17.03.2019 | Chemnitz Linux Days

The Chemnitzer Linux-Tage (CLT) is an event around the topic of Linux and free software in Germany. The event will take place in the central auditorium and seminar building of the Chemnitz University of Technology, where lectures, project stands, workshops and much more will be offered.
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15 Apr

13.04. – 14.04.2019 | 10th International Dog Show

Numerous dogs from many different countries will be on show at the trade fair site in Chemnitz, displaying many exciting aspects of international dog breeding at its best. In the centre of the exhibition are the breed presentations, accompanied by a wide range of competitions and canine sports events.
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7 Jul

05.07. – 06.07.2019 | Kosmonaut Festival

The Kosmonaut Festival is a German music festival which has been held annually at the Oberrabenstein reservoir near Chemnitz since 2013, and was founded by members of the band Kraftklub.
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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.