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


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Explore interesting sights in Chemnitz, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 22 sights are available in Chemnitz, Germany.

Sightseeing Tours in Chemnitz

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 plinth and the top were restored. The bronze figures of the blacksmith and spinner on the sides, as well as the figure of Saxonia, who fell victim to a metal donation during the war, were recast with donations. Instead of the previous two-tiered plinth, the fountain was placed on a single-level pedestal during the reconstruction. According to the chairman of the Saxonia Fountain Association, Peter Fritzsche, the former fence was deliberately omitted during the reconstruction, so that people could 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, which used to explicitly identify the figure as the personification of Saxony.

Wikipedia: Saxoniabrunnen (DE)

2. Vier Tageszeiten

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Vier Tageszeiten

The "Four Times of the Day" are four groups of figures designed by Johannes Schilling for the northern staircase of Brühl's Terrace in Dresden. Viewed from left to right, the allegorical embodiments of "Evening" and "Night" were placed at the bottom of this staircase in 1868 and of "Morning" and "Noon" at the top in 1871. The originals stood here until 1908; In 1936 they were brought to Chemnitz and set up in the park at the castle pond. In Dresden, the groups of figures were replaced by bronze casts.

Wikipedia: Vier Tageszeiten (DE), Website

3. 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 Protestant St. Mark's Church on the Sonnenberg, Körnerplatz, was built between 1893 and 1895 according to designs by the Berlin architects Abesser and Kröger in the style of North German Brick Gothic. The double-helmet tower, which can be seen from afar, is striking. The coloured glazing is still preserved in its original form. 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 seats.

Wikipedia: St. Markus (Chemnitz) (DE)

4. Ehrenhain der Sozialisten

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The Municipal Cemetery, originally called the New Cemetery, is the main cemetery of the city of Chemnitz. It is located just outside the city centre in the Bernsdorf district. The cemetery is bordered by Augsburger Straße, Reichenhainer Straße and Wartburgstraße. To the west, Reichenhainer Straße separates the crematorium and the urn grove from the municipal cemetery. The area of the cemetery measures 30.8 hectares, that of the urn grove 8.5 hectares.

Wikipedia: Städtischer Friedhof (Chemnitz) (DE)

5. Kursächsische Postmeilensäule

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The listed Electoral Saxon Full-Mile Column Chemnitz is one of the postal mile columns that were erected on behalf of the Elector Friedrich August I of Saxony by the Land and Border Commissioner Adam Friedrich Zürner in the 1st half of the 18th century in the Electorate of Saxony. It is located on the south side of the junction of Chemnitzer Straße and Leipziger Straße, on the old post road from Dresden to Hof in the Saxon city of Chemnitz.

Wikipedia: Kursächsische Ganzmeilensäule Chemnitz (DE)

6. Opernhaus Chemnitz

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Opernhaus Chemnitz

Theater Chemnitz is the municipal theater organization in Chemnitz, Germany. Performances of opera, ballet, plays, symphonic concerts, and puppet theater 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

7. 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)

8. 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

9. Museum für Naturkunde Chemnitz

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The Museum für Naturkunde Chemnitz is a natural history museum founded in 1868 in Chemnitz, Saxony. In addition to a collection of over 300,000 exhibits, the museum houses the Sterzeleanum, a historical cabinet, the insectarium and changing special exhibitions. In the large atrium of the DAStietz cultural centre, where the museum is located, is the Petrified Forest, the largest plant fossil in Europe.

Wikipedia: Museum für Naturkunde Chemnitz (DE), Website

10. 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)

11. Schloßteichpark

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

Wikipedia: Chemnitz-Schloßchemnitz (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 the city of Chemnitz, Zinzendorfstraße 16, was built in 1885 according to plans by the architect Christian Friedrich Arnold and is a listed building. The adjoining St. Matthew's Cemetery is also a protected property with its cemetery chapel and grave monuments.

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

14. Propsteikirche St. Johannes Nepomuk

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Propsteikirche St. Johannes Nepomuk

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

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

15. St. Petri Kirche

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

St. Peter's Church is a Protestant church building in Chemnitz, Germany, 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 is located on Theaterplatz and thus in the immediate vicinity of the opera house and the Chemnitz Art Collections.

Wikipedia: Petrikirche (Chemnitz) (DE)

16. Schloßbergmuseum Chemnitz

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

The Schloßbergmuseum is the museum for the history of the city of Chemnitz. It is located in the district of Schloßchemnitz on the site of an old Benedictine monastery, which Emperor Lothar III had built around 1136 on a mountain near the Chemnitz. Rabenstein Castle is a branch office.

Wikipedia: Schloßbergmuseum Chemnitz (DE), Website

17. Industriemuseum Chemnitz

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

Wikipedia: Industriemuseum Chemnitz (DE), Website

18. Wasserschloss Klaffenbach

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

Wikipedia: Wasserschloß Klaffenbach (DE)

19. Mendel Schmul Muschinsky

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Mendel Schmul Muschinsky Dr. Bernd Gross / Copyrighted free use

The list of Stolpersteine in Chemnitz contains all Stolpersteine that were laid in Chemnitz as part of the art project of the same name by Gunter Demnig. They are intended to commemorate the victims of National Socialism who lived and worked in Chemnitz.

Wikipedia: Liste_der_Stolpersteine_in_Chemnitz (DE)

20. Schlosskirche St.Marien

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

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

Wikipedia: Schloßkirche (Chemnitz) (DE)

21. Schillerplatz

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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 has been expanded according to plan since 1890.

Wikipedia: Schillerplatz (Chemnitz) (DE)

22. 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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