Ten people from Chemnitz are currently working on the Chemnitz2025 presentation which we want to use to convince the European jury in Berlin on 10 December. One of them is Bernd Birkigt. The Mayor of Oelsnitz/Erzgebirge represents the cultural reguion that will be connected in the coming years through a modern public transport system (Chemnitz model). In this way, the region an city will jointly develop a cultural strategy to stimulate and promote interaction between city and countryside that defies the European trend towards rural exodus and urbanisation.

(Video: Ernesto Uhlmann)