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Tour of Chemnitz

A city famous for Karl Marx

Petr Liška
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Tour of Chemnitz
Inserted: 02.09.2018
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Chemnitz is the third largest city in Saxony. In the era of communism, her name was Karl Marx Stadt. Here you will find not only historical monuments, but also interesting modern architecture and socialist artifacts. It has now come to the fore mainly due to the anti-migration protests that are now taking place in Chemnitz almost every day.

Chemnitz town hall

Ideal to start the city tour in the underground garage on Bretgasse. From here it is only a few tens of meters to the city center in front of the monumental town hall.

Chemnitz town hall
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City Church of st. Jacob
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City Church of st. Jacob

From the town hall, you can walk through the Rosenhof shopping street, or bypass it and get to the back of the town church

Neumarkt

Chemnitz is a city where, in addition to historic buildings, you will also find modern shopping malls in the center, such as the Kaufhof right on Neumarkt Square

Neumarkt
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Monumental town hall in Chamnitz

Chemnitz Town Hall is truly monumental on all sides

Monumental town hall in Chamnitz
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Red Tower
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Red Tower

After exploring the center, we set off on a circuit to other attractions of the city. The first is the Roter Turm tower – the oldest preserved building in the city. Now another huge shopping center Galerie Roter Turm is built next to it

Stadthalle Chemnitz

Next to the Red Tower is the Stadthalle Chemnitz cultural center. There is a small park and a pond for refreshing children on refreshing days

Stadthalle Chemnitz
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Karl Marx Monument

The icon of the city is the gigantic head of Karl Marx in front of a magnificent block of flats with the inscription in several languages „Proletarians of all countries unite!“. Today, you can find similar places only in the post-Soviet republics

Karl Marx Monument
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Dorint Kongresshotel Chemnitz

Not only from the head of Karl Marx you can see the tallest building of Chemnitz – the Dorint Kongresshotel built in the style of brutalism. It is almost a hundred meters high.

Dorint Kongresshotel Chemnitz
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Chemnitz Opera House

Further north is a nice city opera house. In nice weather, there are performances in the open air

Chemnitz Opera House
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Church of st. Petri
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Church of st. Petri

Right next to the opera house is a church with a very tall tower (82 meters) – Petrikirche

Chemnitz river

From the church we head towards the rest of the city. We have to cross the Chemnitz River beforehand, which basically divides the city into two roughly equal parts.

Chemnitz river
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Castle in Chemnitz

The center of walks and relaxation in Chemnitz is around the Schloßteich pond. Picnic meadows, pedal boats, geyser. An ideal place to relax or play sports

Castle in Chemnitz
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Restaurant below Schloßberg

Another popular excursion spot in Chemnitz is Schloßberg. The starting point is a parking lot surrounded by several stylish restaurants

Restaurant below Schloßberg
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Ascent to Schloßberg

The ascent to the top of the hill is neither long nor steep, you will be there in a moment.

Ascent to Schloßberg
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Schloßberg

Don't expect a huge castle at the top of the hill. There is a nice church whose tower can be seen from afar. The castle itself looks more like a gigantic farm building. Now it has a museum.

Schloßberg
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Socialist work in Chemnitz

On the way back to the center, you may also come across remnants of socialist art in the local blocks of flats´.

Socialist work in Chemnitz
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