Chemnitz looks back at 877 years of history. A small, medieval town centre grew to one of the first and most successful industrial cities in Germany during the 19th century – the “Saxon Manchester”.
After the ravages of the Second World War and only a moderate development in the time of the socialist GDR Chemnitz turned into a worth living and likeable town with wonderful refurbished buildings and Gründerzeit houses, intriguing museums, but also a scenic location and a wide range of culture. “Ruß-Chamtz” (“Soot Chemnitz”) belongs to the past. The still existing legacy of industrial culture, that gave the town that nickname, makes Chemnitz unique today.
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