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A neighborhood to live and enjoy, an urban pedestrian promenade with many small stores, cafes and special stores to stroll and discover.

Most visitors still know Brühl from GDR times as a popular shopping boulevard. Or from the years afterwards, when it had a rather dreary existence due to a lot of vacancy and disregard. Today, a lot of civic commitment, passion and creativity have turned it back into a quarter to live and enjoy, an urban pedestrian promenade with many small shops, cafés and shops where you can go shopping again very well, but also very special. And not far from the Brühl you will find a successful example of converted industrial architecture: with a modern university library, life has moved back into the former factory building of the Alte Aktienspinnerei.
If you enter the boulevard itself from the entrance, i.e. from Georgstraße, then apart from the entrance sign you will also notice the special street lamps. The so-called "Brühl lamps"immerse the traffic-calmed area in an avenue of illumination from dusk onwards. 

Small pedestals, fountains and founder-era façades invite you to stroll and take a break on one of the many benches to enjoy the ensemble. The Brühl has already become a cultural capital street, in winter the "Cotton Tree" convinces as an alternative Christmas market with local offers and on the music mile the city's newest bands present themselves in summer. The right look for all these events can be found in the shops on Brühl itself. Whether it's unique screen-printed items at Spangeltangel or Karlskopf or the latest fashion highlights and accessories at Ginger Club - here you can lose yourself in changing rooms. Outdoor enthusiasts also get their money's worth at Brühl - because Giron Adventures not only has suitable clothing but also everything that is essential for a night out.

Only those looking for well-known fashion chains or fast food will not find what they are looking for at Brühl. Because there is no need for that here. Every other corner convinces you that regional and unusual is much more exciting. Whether it's the finest spices from the organic spice factory Direct from the Field, egg liqueur in trendy variations made by hand, special bread from the club or delicious ice cream from Grundmanns - all this is just a small part of what wants to be discovered on Brühl.

Because there are even more culinary highlights - such as the meat shop. There you can not only enjoy excellent dishes with meat of the highest organic quality, but also buy many regional delicacies. The Jewish restaurant Schalom in a side street of the Brühl must also be mentioned here. It serves excellent kosher food and always has a good story to go with it. And those who prefer to cook for themselves will also find what they are looking for on the Brühl - in the FKK-Laden (one might call it a "nudist shop") there is no packaging but quite tasty contents.

Those who like it sweet will find what they are looking for at Dreamers at the end of the Brühl - or at the beginning, as the case may be. Once you've tried the beetroot latte here, you could almost come to the conclusion that the Brühl can also compete with so-called hipster districts in other major German cities. But if you then hang around for a while and perhaps treat yourself to a beer directly opposite in the Balboa-Bar, you realise: in Chemnitz in general, and on the Brühl in particular, things are very down-to-earth after all.

For example, there is this manifestation of a feeling that stands in the middle of the way: Home. Some think it can't be done at all. Others love it very much. And right next to it is the most insane combination of services strung together ever (go there yourself, we won't tell!). But of course there are also barber shops on the Brühl, a gallery, a shop for art and art in public space, a creative market for wood design and - what we actually mean to say: the Brühl cannot possibly fit on a double page. The only really good idea is to drop by and see for yourself how this street is developing.

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09111 Chemnitz

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Website: www.chemnitz-bruehl.de

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