Nicknamed “Florence on the Elbe,” the capital of Saxony houses the famous Frauenkirche and the Old Masters art collections, the “Blue Wonder” bridge and the Green Vault treasures, picturesque banks of the Elbe River and the popular Wilhelminian district. The Saxon State Orchestra, the world-class opera, baroque Old Town and modern city centre, Garden Suburb and cultural metropolis; The city is a synthesis of the arts with a worldwide Reputation.
The Erzgebirge / Krušnohoří region is a more than 800-year-old industrial cultural landscape in the border area between Saxony and Northern Bohemia in the Czech Republic. It is characterised by a large number of historical, largely original technical monuments as well as numerous individual monuments and collections related to historical mining in the region. The identity and authenticity of the cultural mining landscape of the Erzgebirge on both sides of the German-Czech border is unique in the world. On 6 July 2019, the Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Region was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Chemnitz - European Capital of Culture 2025
Chemnitz, the third largest city in Saxony, forms a modern metropolis in the direct neighborhood of the Czech Republic and Poland. In Chemnitz, traditional inventive spirit meets the high-tech developments of the 21st century. The former "Saxon Manchester" thus continues its more than 150-year tradition as a center of mechanical engineering. The Technical University and numerous research institutions are the best proof of the development into a leading research and development location in Germany.