21 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 21 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 stood on the newly designed Johannisplatz since the beginning of July 2011. The existing plinth and the top were restored. The bronze figures on the side of the blacksmith and spinner, as well as the figure of Saxonia, which fell victim to a metal donation in the war, were recast with donations. Instead of the former two-tiered plinth, the fountain was placed on a single-stage 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 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, there is a lack of the large Saxon coat of arms, 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 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-helmeted 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)

3. Opernhaus Chemnitz

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Opernhaus Chemnitz

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

4. 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)

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), Website

6. Kursächsische Postmeilensäule

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The listed Electoral Saxon milestone Chemnitz is one of the postal milestones that were erected in the Electorate of Saxony 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. It is located on the corner of Leipziger Straße and Chemnitzer Straße, on the old post road from Dresden to Hof in the Saxon city of Chemnitz.

Wikipedia: Kursächsische Ganzmeilensäule Chemnitz (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 of Natural History Chemnitz has been housed in the DAStietz in Chemnitz since 2004. In addition to a collection of over 300,000 exhibits, the exhibition area on the first floor houses the Sterzeleanum, a historical 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

9. Schloßteichpark

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Chemnitz Castle is a district of Chemnitz. The district was formed in 1859 by two rural communities, "Schlossgasse" and "Schlossvorwerk", and was founded on January 1. Merged on October 23, 1880. B95 and B107 go through Chemnitz Castle. Adjacent to Chemnitz Castle are Zentrum, Kaßberg, Altendorf, Borna-Heinersdorf, Furth and Hilbersdorf districts.

Wikipedia: Chemnitz-Schloßchemnitz (DE)

10. Roter Turm

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The Red Tower is the landmark of the city of Chemnitz and its oldest surviving 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 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 associated St. Matthew's Cemetery is also a protected entity with its cemetery chapel and grave monuments.

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

12. Kreuzkirche

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The Kreuzkirche of the St. Jakobi Kreuz parish 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 campaniles and is an eye-catcher in the district. After its destruction in 1945, it was rebuilt until 1954.

Wikipedia: Kreuzkirche (Chemnitz-Kaßberg) (DE)

13. Ehrenhain der Sozialisten

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The Municipal 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 bordered by Augsburger, Reichenhainer and Wartburgstraße. In the west, Reichenhainer Straße separates the crematorium and the urn grove from the municipal cemetery.

Wikipedia: Städtischer Friedhof (Chemnitz) (DE)

14. 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, 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)

15. Propsteikirche St. Johannes Nepomuk

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Propsteikirche St. Johannes Nepomuk

The Church of the Provost of St. John Nebomuk is a Roman Catholic church in Chemnitz. The present church was built between 1953 and 1955 according to the design of Chemnitz architect Willie Schenefeld. The church is located in the southeast of Kaßberg district, bordering Reichsstraße and Hohe Straße.

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

16. 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 parish of St. Peter's Castle in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saxony.

Wikipedia: Schloßkirche (Chemnitz) (DE)

17. Sächsisches Industriemuseum Chemnitz

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Sächsisches Industriemuseum Chemnitz

The Chemnitz Industrial Museum is an extensive collection of Saxon industrial history in Chemnitz and is part of the Saxon Industrial Museum Association. The exhibition is located in a former foundry hall of the 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. Johanna Zuer

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Johanna Zuer 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. 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 that Emperor Lothair III had built around 1136 on a mountain near the Chemnitz.

Wikipedia: Schloßbergmuseum Chemnitz (DE), Website

21. 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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