Chemnitz is the third largest city in the German Free State of Saxony. With approximately 250,000 residents, travelers can experience a city that has tales to tell throughout its own history into existence of what it is today. Brought back to life after World War II, it is now one of the most significant centers of economic growth in the new federal states of Germany. From art, landscape, to industrial museums, it is a wondrous city to entertain any type of visitor while on a business trip and especially for holiday vacations. Uncover the historical diversity underneath the beautifully sculpted buildings.
Location: Explore the Land of Eastern Germany
As one of Germany’s major industrial areas including road and rail junctions, visitors can find Chemnitz tucked away in the northern foothills of the Ore Mountains. As it is bustling with blocks of historic museums and industrial business buildings do not be fooled–it offers a softer edge with botanical gardens for a breath of fresh air and a cultural hub for shopping and grabbing small bites to eat.
Business: One of Germany's Top Ten Growing Industrial Cities
Left as an open socialite town after the destruction left by World War II, Chemnitz developed into a growing urban community that kept its old-world charm. Unemployment rates took a steady decline over some years seen mainly in engineering, metal processing, and vehicle manufacturing. In fact, the esteemed University of Technology is home to approximately 10,000 students. Chemnitz houses a diverse collection of economical strings of growth, such as the cultural shopping hub of Kulturkaufhaus Tietz, and inspired automotive partner Volkswagen.
Culture: Daytrips, Urban Life, and Diverse Culture
Coined as “The City of Modernity,” Chemnitz has much more to offer than just industrial machinery museums and well-known public transit. Sports fans can enjoy watching winter sports in the majestic peaks at the Erzgebirge/Vogtland Nature Park. For a magical day trip, visit the Petrified Forest, one of the very few left in existence. And for an adventure still inside city limits, explore Rabenstein Castle, one of the smallest castles in Saxony.
Activities: Make your stay one for the books
As historical glory encompasses all of Chemnitz, it holds a special place perfect for travelers with a number of interests. Active tourists can cycle through the Zeisigwald forest and stop for a refreshing glass of German beer and food at the Zeisigwaldschänke. Experience a day of enchanting nature views at the Baroque Palace, atop a hill just a few miles east of the center. Stop through the small shops and cafes for a taste of old Chemnitz post-war, and pick up authentic souvenirs to take home.