Sights of Chemnitz
Chemnitz is a city with different names in the past. Today, the flourishing life pulsates here. Everywhere one discovers remnants of the industrial revolution that still characterizes the city today.
Therefore we would like to introduce you to the most important sights here.
The Karl-Marx-Monument is probably the world's best-known sight and second largest portrait bust. Between 1953 and 1990, the philosopher was the town's patron saint and Chemnitz was still called "Karl-Marx-Stadt" at that time.
The Soviet sculptor Lew Kerbel created the 2 x 13 meter high image of Karl Marx, which is cast in bronze and weighs about 40 tons. In fact, there is only one bust in the world that is only 60 cm larger.
During your visit to Chemnitz you can hardly recommend the monument, as it is almost directly in front of our house with only 350 meters distance.
Theatre Square with the Opera House
The Theater Chemnitz is known for its numerous qualitative performances and continues to inspire its audiences.
The Theaterplatz is also an architecturally unique ensemble. The opera house, the Petrikirche and the König-Albert-Museum with the Chemnitzer Kunstsammlung create a very romantic and venerable atmosphere.
For example, you could discover Chemnitz during a walk to the Theaterplatz (just 500 m from the hotel) and perhaps take a walk back to the Karl-Marx-Monument.
Old Town Hall, New Town Hall and Red Tower
At Neumarkt you will also find three sights worth stopping for a moment.
Despite the destruction in the Second World War, the town centre of Chemnitz is still marked by historical buildings. The administration of the city is still located in the Old and New Town Hall. The New Town Hall was built in 1911 as an extension to the Old Town Hall. The highlights of the Old Town Hall are the Green Salon and the Glockenspiel, which consists of 48 bells.
The oldest building in the city, however, is the Red Tower, which has protected the city from its enemies since the 12th century. Perhaps you will recognize its shape - inspired by the Red Tower, the packaging of the dishwashing detergent was designed "fit", which was produced in the former Karl-Marx-Stadt (now Chemnitz again).
Today, the Red Tower is a sight that you should have seen during your visit to Chemnitz.
If you are looking for romantic and architectural uniqueness from the founding and Art Nouveau period, then you should stroll through the Kassberg district. The district is one of the few contiguous towns that date back to the Art Nouveau era and survived the wars. Since 1991, the Kassberg has been protected as a landmark, so that you can still enjoy the flair of the district today.