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Once Germany's richest city, soon European Capital of Culture

Centrally located in Saxony and yet an insider tip

Welcome to Chemnitz!

This is where you travel if you haven't already seen everything. Here you go to bed smarter than when you got up - if that's what you want. In return, Chemnitz offers the unexpected, first-hand knowledge and details that want to be discovered in each of the 39 districts. Get to know Chemnitz's makers and discover the previously unseen - C the Unseen!


Chemnitz in a nutshell

5 facts about the city

  • Chemnitz has existed since 1143

  • 244,540 inhabitants and upper centre/catchment area for 1.42 million inhabitants

  • 224 m² of green space is available for each inhabitant

  • 1,911 hours of sunshine in Chemnitz in 2020 (Germany 1,901 hours, Saxony 1,891 hours)

  • approx. 1,000 cultural events a year, including numerous festivals such as IBUG, Begehungen, Kosmos, Tage der Industriekultur, Tage der Jüdischen Kultur, Hutfestival, Parksommer and many more

One of the most important public transport projects in the Free State of Saxony

The Chemnitz Model

The rail system plays an important role in Chemnitz. Not only for historical reasons and still possible to be experienced today at the Schauplatz Eisenbahn (Exhibition Railway), but also through networking by rail, as with the Chemnitz Model.

The well-branched network of railways in and around Chemnitz, together with the city's tram network, directly connects Chemnitz city centre with the region. This means that many places and sights in the surrounding area can be reached easily and quickly and with few barriers. 

Looking into the region:

University Town - Mittweida

Place of Recreation and Experience - Burgstädt

City with a Textile History - Limbach-Oberfrohna

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