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East Modernism Tour

Short facts

  • start: Rosenhof, Chemnitz
  • destination: Busbahnhof, Chemnitz
  • very easy
  • 2,00 km
  • 29 minutes
  • 305 m
  • 300 m

Modernism is central in all forms - whether in design, architecture or art

The centre of Chemnitz - or rather of "Karl-Marx-Stadt", as the city was called between 1953 and 1990 - was intended as a model of socialist urban planning. Destroyed by the war by 80%, not much was left of the once splendid architecture of the city centre, which was characterised above all by representative buildings and numerous alleyways. The timely reconstruction and restoration of some buildings - such as the Siegert House on the Market Square or the Opera House on the Theatre Square - meant that today countless architectural styles can be found along the Avenue of Nations. Among them, of course, are outstanding buildings of Eastern Modernism, i.e. precisely from the time when the centre was to become a model for other cities: with space, structure, corners and edges. Let yourself be fascinated and inspired by straight lines, art on buildings and floating roofs during a tour.


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