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European Capital of Culture 2025

Welcome to Chemnitz

C the Unseen

Chemnitz has made it, beaten all the competitors, and will be the European Capital of Culture in 2025.

Under the application motto "C the Unseen", a wide variety of projects will bring undiscovered places to life and bring people together. Projects that have already developed a dynamic in Chemnitz thanks to a great deal of commitment and initiative in the application process.

Visit the city and let yourself be inspired to join in and help shape it!

Feierlichkeiten mit Feuerwerk über der Oper am Theaterplatz beim Titelgewinn Kulturhauptstadt Europas 2025© Kristin Schmidt
Chemnitz gewinnt den Titel Kulturhauptstadt Europas 2025

What is the Chemnitz Capital of Culture Programme about?

On the way to becoming a Capital of Culture, Chemnitz is concerned with several aspects. We want to make Chemnitz more visible as a city and place it on the European map. We want to focus on the undiscovered, the unseen and perhaps also the previously invisible. 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. Four thematic pillars form the basis for the programme.



„Stefan Schmidtke is the managing director of Kulturhauptstadt GmbH and reveals in an interview what emotions he associates with Chemnitz and how the numerous ideas from the bid book will be dealt with.”

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