Chemnitz Travel Guide

  • Off The Beaten Path
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  • Off The Beaten Path
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  • Off The Beaten Path
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Chemnitz Things to Do

  • Wildgatter Oberrabenstein

    It belongs to the Tierpark Chemnitz but is situated in Chemnitz Rabenstein.You have the opportunity to buy combined tickets to visit both facilities in one day.You find parking space nearby but will have to walk a little hill to get there – it’s quite easy to find. You will find a lot of signs pointing out where you have to go.The Rabensteiner Wald...

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  • Haus des Gastes – Chemnitz Reichenbrand

    Haus des Gastes – Chemnitz Reichenbrand:*** Event & Sports Centre***That building was used as a restaurant (Reichenbrander Gasthof) and a home for athletes (mainly weightlifting) and they held competitions there.Since a modernisation it became more a house for special events throughout the year – with a lot of options: catering and functions even...

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  • Kirche Reichenbrand (Church of...

    Kirche Reichenbrand (Church of Reichenbrand) - Johanneskirche:This church is situated in Chemnitz Reichenbrand.It’s an evangelistic church and they have a kindergarden nearby, which is quite nice.The building itself is great but very simple.It belongs to the Evangelian - Lutherian Johanneschurch Commnuity Chemnitz-Reichenbrand.

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  • Bike tours

    Here are two interesting tours that you may want to try out:1. Chemnitz - Zeisigwald - Chemnitz. Leave the main station through the main entrance and go on for some 250m, turn left and cross the bridge. Turn left immediately again and right at the next traffic lights. Up the hill to the third next traffic lights and down left again until the end of...

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  • Karl Marx is alive

    This is not about political rhetoric or so, but simply about the fact that Chemnitz's most prominent sight was not found on my pages so far: the giant bronze Karl Marx head, built by Lew Kerbel in the 1970s. The photo shows what it's all about, namely the head of the philosopher in front of a wall with the inscription "Working Men of all Countries...

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  • Schloss and Park Lichtenwalde

    This is an amazing 18th century ensemble, one of the most beautiful ones in Saxony. It is located on a hill above the Zschopau valley, some miles east of Chemnitz. There was a medieval castle at this place, but it was torn down after 1722 and in 1726 the magnificent Baroque Palace was completed. The architect is unknown but it was for sure one from...

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  • Parish church Ebersdorf

    This late medieval church, a former pilgrimage and collegiate church, is a real gem and unfortunately mostly overlooked by tourists. It is located in the eastern outskirts of Chemnitz in lovely rural setting (see pic 1).In the first quarter of the 15th century a pilgrimage church was built, replacing a former Romanesque church in a fortified...

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  • Castle Rabenstein

    This is the smallest castle in Saxony. And it is *really* small regarding dimensions, but *huge* regarding ambience and authenticity!The castle is located in the northwestern hills outside Chemnitz in a forest (Rabensteiner Forst). Right next to it is a mansion from 1776 with beautiful garden which was restored and turned into a hotel in 2011. The...

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  • Schloss Klaffenbach

    In the southwestern outskirts of Chemnitz, at the foot of the Erzgebirge mountains, is a picturesque castle with moat located: Schloss Klaffenbach. It was built in Renaissance style 1555 - 60 for the owner of a silver mine. The preserved economy buildings which form a nice large courtyard were turned into hotel, restaurant, (work)shops. Next to the...

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Chemnitz Restaurants

  • Get the American feeling...

    This is very NEW - it officially opened today (29th September 2014).Like the name suggests you can get very much American food. They did a great job and created an authentic atmosphere and you would feel like you were in an American diner...Last Saturday they had a pre-opening party for special guests and today for everyone.I went alone on a early...

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  • The best ice cream you could imagine...

    This is by far the best ice cream café in Chemnitz...There is a cafè inside and outside and you just can choose your scoops from the window counter to take away.They have lots of different flavours and you have to go there often to try all of the ones you might like.The ice cream is delicious - without a doubt.Especially in the summertime if it's...

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  • A must for any Chocolate lovers...

    As you would guess it's all about chocolate!!!You mainly get chocolate beverages - like hot chocolate or a wide range of milkshakes.You can also order cocktails, icecream, bisquits or cakes.On top of all these you can order some kind of chocolate sauce - you can choose your favourite flavour. It gets firm right after you out it on your meal or...

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  • Mexico in the middle of Chemnitz

    That restaurants leads you directly to Mexico... At least you will feel that way.There is a wonderful ambiente outside and inside. Very well designed - you have the feeling as if you were in Mexico. After you walked upstairs a lovely wooden staircase you feel good - Mexican music, friendly and competent staff/service. You can sit ouside (in summer...

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  • Cafe Michaelis

    If you're looking for an excellent Viennese coffeehouse then you might consider this one. Although the architecture is modern, the ambience, the (fancy)cakes and tarts, the coffee and tea etc. reminded me of the good old time. They even have a piano player on several afternoons each week (like when I visited).I had a piece of blueberry tart and a...

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  • La Bouchee

    Right in the pedestrian zone is this very nice Bistro-Restaurant where they serve excellent French cuisine. They have tables outside which were perfect for lunch on this sunny day in September.Service is very good, attentive and competent. I chose the daily offer, potatoes Rösti-style with mushrooms and a green salad (yummy), had a glass of...

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Chemnitz Nightlife

  • Beer and steak

    Just opposite the town hall is Turmbrauhaus, a bar for beer lovers and steak eaters. Huge servings and relatively cheap prices are definitely a pro! The Brauhaus (brewery) is found in the cellar and may be visited, too. For 1,50 Euro you can get a tour and beer tasting, for 14 Euro you get a tour, beer tasting and a hell lot of food. Decide...

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  • La Bouché

    La Bouché is one of those bars which look pretty upperclassy and turn out to be just cool places. It’s slightly more expensive than average but the food is good and drinks can be enjoyed in a nice and cosy atmosphere. It's a favourite eating place for those working in central Chemnitz. none

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  • Take the subway

    Subway to Peter – a strange name for a bar, isn’t it? Subway is an alternative bar near the station. Several times per month, there are concerts of local bands. Music includes Metal to Punk. A weird thing is that Subway offers Chemnitz's only vegan brunch. While the food is great, the atmosphere (a dark and somehow shabby cellar room) needs getting...

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Chemnitz Transportation

  • City bus

    Buses take you to places/districts where the trams don't run. You need them e.g. for the Kassberg district and for the castle Rabenstein. The main bus station is a few minutes walk from the main train station, but some buses also stop at the train station. The main bus station is where the regional buses to the surrounding region and the Erzgebirge...

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  • Tram

    Trams are an important part of the public transportation network in Chemnitz. They all run via the city centre where you can change at "Zentralhaltestelle" stop. In the future the tram network will be majorly enlarged. The plan is to connect the towns in the surrounding region with Chemnitz by tram - called "Chemnitzer Modell".Base of the plan is a...

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  • Railway travel

    No high-speed train (ICE), not even an IC train stops in Chemnitz. Still, travelling by train to Chemnitz is a good idea.The city is on the railway route Nürnberg - Hof - Dresden where IRE and RE trains run every two hours. Between Hof - Zwickau and Chemnitz (- Dresden) the RB trains run even more frequently. This route is undergoing...

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Chemnitz Shopping

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    by King_Golo Updated Aug 30, 2009

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    Galerie Roter Turm is a shopping mall located in the city centre. Apart from the usual bunch of shops (clothing: H&M, Lacoste, Xanaka..., books: Thalia, electronics: Saturn, mobile phones, flowers, tea...) there's a cinema centre on the top floor.

    Galerie Roter Turm often hosts exhibitions of the most different kinds. There have been normal ones displaying photography, rather unusual ones displaying vintage cars and motorbikes and really unusual ones displaying plastic dinosaurs or living tropical insects!

    What to buy: If you like tea, check out the large selection of the tea shop. Thalia, a book shop, is a huge shop where you can get nearly every book. Upstairs there's a resting area in which you can pre-read the books. Saturn covers every wish in terms of electronic devices and media.

    What to pay: the same as everywhere in German cities

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Chemnitz Local Customs

  • (mostly) Food market

    From Tuesday through Saturday there is a (mostly) food market on the square in front of the town hall. This is the largest food market in Chemnitz. I can confirm that the selection of veggies, fruits, all other sorts of agricultural products is very good. They also have street vendors there and the smell of freshly baked rolls, cakes or grilled...

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  • this is how babies are made

    a vital part to the German reproductive cycle is the meeting and mating of young Germans at large festivals like this one. They are not as hip as open-air festivals but contain people of all age groups and always involve lots of alcohol, flirting, and pissing in the bushes. All the cool boys always hang out at the BREAKDANCE ride for some reason....

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Chemnitz Off The Beaten Path

  • Surprises in Wildgatter...

    As I wrote in my main TO DO tip of the Wildgatter Oberrabenstein - it's a wonderful plave to explore.And as you are wandering around you will see something great what will surprise you.Things like that will make your visit there even more interesting and enjoyable...

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  • Always worth a walk – Reichenbrand &...

    If you like walking outdoors to see the lovely countryside and all the lovely surroundings my neighbourhood Chemnitz Reichenbrand & Rabenstein is always nice to do.You can take a stroll through the area – of course you can walk, run, jog or skate… :DIf you love the quiet moments (like I do) you should try it on a lovely sunny Sunday morning.It’s...

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  • Stroll through Siegmarer Park...

    If you come across to Chemnitz Siegmar and maybe enjoy your ice cream from Marschner's Eiscafé you should certainly enjoy a little walk trough the nearby park.It's quite green with lots of benches and even a little pond with a small bridge over it...You would also find a little playground for children and even people with their families from the...

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Chemnitz Sports & Outdoors

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    by King_Golo Updated Oct 6, 2012

    Chemnitz has numerous indoor swimming pools, but the most beautiful is definitely the Stadtbad. Built in the Bauhaus style from 1928 to 1935, the Stadtbad has preserved several architectural features of that era. Swimming is possible in a 50m pool and a 25m pool, the latter mostly reserved for special occasions such as "swimming for elderly people" or "swimming for pregnants".

    The Stadtbad also features a very nice sauna with several differently tempered rooms ranging from a 40°C steam sauna to a 95°C Finnish sauna.

    Equipment: Swimming equipment, what else?!? Be aware that sauna means naked - no clothes are needed, only a towel.

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Chemnitz Favorites

  • Green Chemnitz: Parks and Gardens

    For a city with a reputation as an industrial centre Chemnitz has surprisingly many parks and gardens. Just on the northern end of the city centre is the Schlossteich (lake below the former castle) with a nice park, a half mile farther north is the large Küchwald park with several typical attractions for kids/families, tennis courts etc.Along the...

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  • City Centre

    Naturally, a visitor of a German city heads to the city centre first, hoping to find a cute old town. You're out of luck in Chemnitz. The old town was destroyed in WWII, not much is left. Only a few public buildings like churches, a couple of townhouses, art museum and opera house were reconstructed. The town hall was one of the few buildings that...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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Take a little walk through Chemnitz Rabenstein
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St. Joseph church
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Ev.-Lutheran Markuskirche
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Stadtpark
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Chemnitzer Gewölbegänge (cellars)
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Stadtbad
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Museum of Industry
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Schlosskirche
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St. Petri church
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Petrified Forest
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The *Nischel* monument
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Jakobi church
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New Town Hall
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Old Town Hall
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Don
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Industriemuseum: Textile Passage
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Theaterplatz
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Klaffenbach Water Castle: The Interior
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Klaffenbach Water Castle
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Villa Körner, Henry van de Velde's 2nd work
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Lapidarium on Schlossberg
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Schlossberg
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