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

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Here you can find interesting sights in Chemnitz, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 17 sights are available in Chemnitz, Germany.

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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. Vier Tageszeiten

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The "Four Times of the Day" are four groups of figures designed by Johannes Schilling for the northern staircase of the Brühlsche Terrasse 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 "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)

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

Built between 1893 and 1895, the Protestant Church of St. Mark in Körnerplatz Sonnenberg was designed by Berlin architects Abesser and Kröger in the North German brick Gothic style. What is striking is the double helmet tower that can be seen from a distance. The stained glass windows remain as they are. The organ at that time came from Jehmlich, an organ maker in Dresden. Only part of the original paint on the wall remained. The church has 1350 seats.

Wikipedia: St. Markus (Chemnitz) (DE)

4. 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)

5. 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)

6. 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)

7. 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)

8. 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)

9. 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)

10. 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)

11. 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)

12. 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)

13. 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)

14. 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 Zweckverband Sächsisches Industriemuseum (Saxon Industrial Museum). The exhibition is located in a former foundry hall of Werkzeugmaschinenfabrik Hermann und Alfred Escher AG.

Wikipedia: Industriemuseum Chemnitz (DE)

15. Johanna Zuer

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Johanna Zuer Dr. Bernd Gross / Copyrighted free use

The list of Stumbling Stones in Chemnitz contains all Stumbling Stones 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)

16. Schlosskirche St.Marien

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

Chemnitz Castle Church is located on Castle Hill in Chemnitz Castle District and is considered the most valuable building in the city. It is one of two churches in the parish of St. Peter's Castle of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Saxony.

Wikipedia: Schloßkirche (Chemnitz) (DE)

17. 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)

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