23 Sights in Chemnitz, Germany (with Map and Images)

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1. Saxoniabrunnen

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The Saxonia fountain, which once adorned Chemnitz's Roßmarkt, has been standing on the newly designed Johannisplatz since the beginning of July 2011. The existing base and the attachment were restored. The side bronze figures blacksmith and spinner, as well as the figure of Saxonia, which fell victim to a metal donation during the war, were recast with donations. Instead of the former two-tiered plinth, the fountain was placed on a single-stage plinth during the reconstruction. According to the chairman of the Saxoniabrunnen-Verein, Peter Fritzsche, the former fence was deliberately omitted during the reconstruction, so that one can approach the fountain and experience it more consciously. The newly cast "Saxonia" is considerably smaller than the original and somewhat simplified in design. For example, the large Saxon coat of arms is missing, which used to explicitly identify the figure as the personification of Saxony.

Wikipedia: Saxoniabrunnen (DE)

2. St. Markus

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St. Markus André Pistotnik Der ursprünglich hochladende Benutzer war Pisty in der Wikipedia auf Deutsch / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Evangelical Markuskirche on the Sonnenberg, Körnerplatz, was built in the style of North German brick Gothic from 1893 to 1895 according to designs by the Berlin architects Abesser and Kröger. The double helmet tower, which is visible from afar. The color glazing is still preserved in the original. The organ at that time came from the organ builder Jehmlich from Dresden. The original painting of the walls is only partially preserved. The church has 1350 places.

Wikipedia: St. Markus (Chemnitz) (DE)

3. Vier Tageszeiten

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The "Four Dails" are four figure groups designed by Johannes Schilling for the northern staircase of the Brühl terrace in Dresden. Viewed from left to right, the allegorical embodiment of "evening" and "night" and above 1871 by "Morgen" and "Mittag" were set up at this open staircase. The originals stood here until 1908; In 1936 they were brought to Chemnitz and set up in the park at the Schlossteich. In Dresden, the figure groups were replaced by bronze castings.

Wikipedia: Vier Tageszeiten (DE), Website

4. Kursächsische Postmeilensäule

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The listed course-protected of Chemnitz, which was protected by the course of Chemnitz, is one of the post-mile pillars, which was built on behalf of Elector Friedrich August I of Saxony by the agricultural and border commissioner Adam Friedrich Zürner in the 1st half of the 18th century in the Electorate of Saxony. It is located on Leipziger Straße, corner of Chemnitzer Straße, on the old Poststrasse from Dresden to Hof in the Saxon city of Chemnitz.

Wikipedia: Kursächsische Ganzmeilensäule Chemnitz (DE)

5. Opernhaus Chemnitz

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Theater Chemnitz is the municipal theatre organization in Chemnitz, Germany. Performances of opera, ballet, plays, symphonic concerts, and puppet theatre take place in its three main venues: the Opernhaus Chemnitz, the Stadthalle Chemnitz, and the Schauspielhaus Chemnitz. The award-winning opera company has produced a series of rarely performed works, and several German premieres. Its orchestra is named the Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie.

Wikipedia: Opernhaus Chemnitz (EN), Website

6. Empfangsgebäude Chemnitz-Hilbersdorf

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Chemnitz-Hilbersdorf is the name of a former freight yard and a halt on the Dresden–Werdau railway in the city of Chemnitz in the German state of Saxony. The halt is today served by Regionalbahn services on the Dresden–Zwickau route as well as by local trains of City-Bahn Chemnitz to Hainichen and central Chemnitz (C15). Both lines run hourly, together they offer a service approximately every 30 minutes in each direction.

Wikipedia: Chemnitz-Hilbersdorf station (EN)

7. Museum Gunzenhauser

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The Gunzenhauser Museum is a museum and art gallery located in Chemnitz, the third largest city of Saxony, Germany. It contains 2,459 works by 270 modern artists of the 20th century that have been collected by the art dealer Dr. Alfred Gunzenhauser. The Gunzenhauser Museum was inaugurated in December 2007 in the presence of German President Horst Köhler and is one of the most important museums of modern art in Germany.

Wikipedia: Gunzenhauser Museum (EN), Website

8. Schloßteichpark

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Schloßchemnitz is a district of Chemnitz, Germany. The constituent community was formed in 1859 from the two rural communities "Schloßgasse" and "Schloßvorwerk" and was incorporated on 1 October 1880. Through Schloßchemnitz run Bundesstraße 95 and B 107. Adjacent to Schloßchemnitz are the districts Zentrum, Kaßberg, Altendorf, Borna-Heinersdorf, Furth and Hilbersdorf.

Wikipedia: Chemnitz-Schloßchemnitz (DE)

9. Karl Marx Monument

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Karl Marx Monument Robert Steffens / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Karl Marx Monument is a 7.10m (23.29ft)-tall stylized head of Karl Marx in Chemnitz, Germany. The heavy-duty sculpture, together with the base platform, stand over 13 meters tall and weighs approximately 40 tonnes. On a wall just behind the monument, the phrase "Workers of the world, unite!" is inscripted in four languages: German, English, French and Russian.

Wikipedia: Karl Marx Monument, Chemnitz (EN)

10. Museum für Naturkunde Chemnitz

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The Museum für Naturkunde Chemnitz has been housed in the DAStietz in Chemnitz since 2004. In addition to a collection of over 300,000 exhibits, the exhibition space on the first floor houses the Sterzeleanum, a historic cabinet, the insectarium and changing special exhibitions. In the large atrium is the Petrified Forest, the largest plant fossil in Europe.

Wikipedia: Museum für Naturkunde Chemnitz (DE), Website

11. Kreuzkirche

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The Kreuzkirche of the St.-Jakobi-Kreuz-Kirchgemeinde was built in 1935/36 in the Kaßberg district of Chemnitz by Otto Bartning, an important church architect of the 20th century. Its 40-metre-high free-standing tower is reminiscent of Italian Campanile and is an eye-catcher in the district. After its destruction in 1945, it was rebuilt until 1954.

Wikipedia: Kreuzkirche (Chemnitz-Kaßberg) (DE)

12. Roter Turm

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The Red Tower is the landmark of the city of Chemnitz and its oldest preserved building. It was built towards the end of the 12th century and initially served as a keep to protect the surrounding settlements, later it was the seat of the town bailiff. Presumably, the tower was already integrated into the Chemnitz city fortifications around 1230.

Wikipedia: Roter Turm (Chemnitz) (DE)

13. St. Matthäus

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The Evangelical-Lutheran parish church of St. Matthäus in the Altendorf district of Chemnitz, Zinzendorfstraße 16, was built in 1885 according to plans by the architect Christian Friedrich Arnold and is a listed building. The associated St. Matthew's Cemetery is also a protected entity with its cemetery chapel and grave monuments.

Wikipedia: St. Matthäus (Chemnitz-Altendorf) (DE)

14. Ehrenhain der Sozialisten

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The city cemetery in Chemnitz is the main cemetery of the city of Chemnitz. It is located just outside the city center in the Bernsdorf district. The cemetery is limited by the Augsburg, Reichenhainer and Wartburgstrasse. In the west, the Reichenhainer Straße separates the crematorium and the Urnenhain from the city cemetery.

Wikipedia: Städtischer Friedhof (Chemnitz) (DE)

15. Propsteikirche St. Johannes Nepomuk

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The Propsteikirche St. Johannes Nepomuk is a Roman Catholic church in Chemnitz, Germany. Today's church was built between 1953 and 1955 according to a design by Chemnitz architect Willy Schönefeld. The church is located in the southeast of the district Kaßberg and borders on the Reichsstraße and Hohe Straße.

Wikipedia: St. Johannes Nepomuk (Chemnitz) (DE), Website

16. St. Petri Kirche

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St. Petri Kirche Reinhard Höll / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Petrikirche is a Protestant church building in Chemnitz, which was built from 1885 to 1888 according to a design by the Leipzig architect Hans Enger as a neo-Gothic hall church. The church stands on Theaterplatz and thus in the immediate vicinity of the opera house and the Chemnitz art collections.

Wikipedia: Petrikirche (Chemnitz) (DE)

17. Schlosskirche St.Marien

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Schlosskirche St.Marien Reinhard Höll / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Schloßkirche Chemnitz is located in the Chemnitz district Schloßchemnitz on the Schloßberg and is considered the most valuable building in the city. It is one of two churches of the St.-Petri-Schloßkirchgemeinde in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saxony.

Wikipedia: Schloßkirche (Chemnitz) (DE)

18. Sächsisches Industriemuseum Chemnitz

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The Chemnitz industrial museum is an extensive collection of Saxon industrial history in Chemnitz and belongs to the Saxon Industrial Museum Zweckverband. The exhibition is located in a former foundry hall of the Hermann and Alfred Escher AG machine tool factory.

Wikipedia: Industriemuseum Chemnitz (DE), Website

19. Wasserschloss Klaffenbach

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The moated castle Klaffenbach, located in the district Klaffenbach of the Saxon city of Chemnitz not far from the Würschnitz, was built at the beginning of the 16th century and represents an almost unique example of a moated castle of the Renaissance for Saxony.

Wikipedia: Wasserschloß Klaffenbach (DE)

20. Johanna Zuer

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Johanna Zuer Dr. Bernd Gross / Copyrighted free use

The list of stumbling blocks in Chemnitz contains all the stumbling blocks that were laid as part of Gunter Demnig's art project in Chemnitz. They are intended to think of the victims of National Socialism who lived and worked in Chemnitz.

Wikipedia: Liste_der_Stolpersteine_in_Chemnitz (DE)

21. Schloßbergmuseum Chemnitz

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Schloßbergmuseum Chemnitz Roman Grabolle (Krtek76) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Schloßberg Museum is the Museum of City History of the City of Chemnitz. It is located in the Schloßchemnitz district on the site of an old Benedictine monastery, the Emperor Lothar III. around 1136 on a mountain near the Chemnitz.

Wikipedia: Schloßbergmuseum Chemnitz (DE), Website

22. Schillerplatz

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The Schillerplatz in Chemnitz is a park in the center of the city center. It received its name in 1859 on the occasion of the 100th birthday of Friedrich Schiller and was expanded according to plan since 1890.

Wikipedia: Schillerplatz (Chemnitz) (DE)

23. Rundhaus II

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The Saxon Railway Museum is located in Chemnitz, in the state of Saxony, eastern Germany. It is situated on the site of the former locomotive depot for goods train locomotives in the district Hilbersdorf.

Wikipedia: Saxon Railway Museum (EN)


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