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Chemnitz 2025

European Capital of Culture

Chemnitz Christmas Market

from 25th November til 23rd December 2022

In November of each year, the Christmas season is heralded in Chemnitz with the erection of the big tree on the market square. Traditionally, this moment is duly celebrated with the first mulled wine of the year. The Christmas market traditionally kicks off on the day before the first Advent with over 1,000 participants from 30 mining fraternities and miners' guilds in one of the largest mining parades in the Ore Mountains. Every year, the 200 festively decorated stalls, stands and fairground rides between Innerer Klosterstraße, Marktplatz, Düsseldorfer Platz and Rosenhof are illuminated in a Christmassy light. The entire city centre shines out of itself thanks to thousands of lights and children wait spellbound in front of the stage for Father Christmas. On the Inner Klosterstraße, the Klosterweihnacht with its medieval sounds and stalls has found its permanent place in the hearts of visitors.

More information about the Chemnitz Christmas Market.

Welcome to Chemnitz

Art and culture, industrial culture, sport and activity - a visit to Chemnitz shows the many facets of the city and offers impressive experiences.

 

And there will be much more to discover here in the coming years, because Chemnitz will be the European Capital of Culture in 2025. Come along on an exciting journey and get to know the people who make Chemnitz what it is. We look forward to seeing you!

Discover Chemnitz for 3 days

This is where sporting spirit meets allotment gardeners and culinary delights meet industrial culture! And art lovers will get their money's worth in Chemnitz, as will architecture fans and history buffs. Discover the European Capital of Culture 2025 right now. Let our tips and travel offers inspire you and discover what Chemnitz is all about.

 

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„C the Unseen“ – On the road in the European Capital of Culture 2025

Chemnitz has made it, beaten all competitors and will be the European Capital of Culture in 2025. Under the motto "C the Unseen", you too are invited to experience hidden treasures and undiscovered places in Chemnitz and the region. On the way there, several aspects are at stake. It is about making Chemnitz more visible as a city and locating it on the European map. And it is about bringing the undiscovered, the unseen and perhaps also the previously invisible into focus. The Capital of Culture Year is an invitation to all doers to get to know and love the city and region of Chemnitz and to create things together. Try it out!

More than that

Get a first glimpse of Chemnitz with our tourism magazine VISIT CHEMNITZ 2022

Our Chemnitz highlights for you

Here you can find tips for experiencing Chemnitz: virtually, on tour locally or at home.

Chemnitz museums you should have seen

  • The most vivid testimony to Saxon industrial history and a historical site that shows the region's power mentality right up to the present day: Industriemuseum Chemnitz (Chemnitz Industrial Museum)

  • What treasures are hidden under the earth? And what do they tell us about our past? The State Museum of Archaeology Chemnitz has the answers (Staatlichen Museum für Archäologie Chemnitz)

  • The Villa Esche is considered a total work of art, which the designer Henry van de Velde created for the successful textile manufacturer Esche. From the architecture to the curtains to the cutlery: everything fits here and can be seen in the house's museum. This is part of the Chemnitz Art Collections, which also regularly delight visitors with sensational special exhibitions in their houses Museum Gunzenhauser and Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz.

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