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Architecture in Chemnitz

A wide variety of architectural styles meet in Chemnitz

The Capital of Culture motto "C the Unseen" also applies wonderfully to Chemnitz in the field of architecture. So many different styles can be found in the city that it is worth strolling through and discovering the city and its districts with open eyes.


The city centre alone is a meeting place of different eras. Just stand in the middle of Neumarkt and look around in all directions: The baroque façade of the Siegert'sches Haus (Siegert's House) stands in stark contrast to Helmut Jahn's modern glass architecture for Galeria Kaufhof, and in between is the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) in late Gothic style. A few steps away is the city's oldest landmark, the Roter Turm (Red Tower) from the 12th century.

The Kaßberg is one of the largest connected Wilhelminian and Art Nouveau districts in Europe and is definitely worth a visit. If you prefer to immerse yourself in the architecture of Eastern Modernism, you can make exciting discoveries around the city centre or in the Fritz Heckert residential area.

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