Schauspiel - Ausschnitt aus "Der Besuch der alten Dame"

European Capital of Culture 2025

Chemnitz wants to become a European Capital of Culture: in its session of 25 January 2017, Chemnitz City Council gave Mayor Barbara Ludwig a mandate to prepare an application by the city for the title European Capital of Culture 2025.



Chemnitz Christmas Market has always been a magnet for visitors from near and far. During the run-up to Christmas, over 200 stalls around Chemnitz Town Hall offer all kinds of Christmas delicacies and beautiful gift ideas.



Aufgang im Museum Gunzenhauser

Chemnitz offers a rich and multi-faceted museum landscape. Take the Chemnitz Art Collections, for instance, which were named German Museum of the Year 2010, or the Gunzenhauser Museum, which houses one of the most impressive collections of classical modernism. Meanwhile, the Saxon Museum of Industry depicts history and the present day.


Stefan Heym Prize

The international Stefan Heym Prize has been awarded every three years since 2008 in honour of Stefan Heym, son of the City of Chemnitz and its honorary citizen. The award recognises outstanding authors and commentators whose work, like that of Stefan Heym, has proved them to be socially and politically engaged, and committed to advocating moral values.