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On the paths of industrial heritage

Makers and what they do

How Chemnitz went from an industrial metropolis to a European Capital of Culture

Once Germany's richest city, then for decades not really in the limelight and many only remember it as a working-class city - Chemnitz is now setting out to be the "European Capital of Culture" in 2025. How did it come to this and why industrial culture is so important in so many ways? You can read the answers here.


Discover industrial heritage in Chemnitz

Traces of the industrial tradition can be found everywhere in Chemnitz: in magnificent villas, Wilhelminian quarters, museums, the city swimming pool and, last but not least, in numerous factory buildings that have been converted into modern cultural facilities, restaurants, lofts and offices. Off to an exciting industrial cult(o)ur!



Industrial cultural overnight stay

The former transformer station in the city centre is now the "Youth Hostel Chemnitz Eins" and a great place to stay.

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