Communities creating places and places create community – that was the idea behind “Nimm Platz” (“Take a seat”). We called for proposals to fill unused areas or places with own ideas.

In the end, we had 14 great ideas for different projects all around the city. In an online voting, from 9 to 19 July, you selected the ten most popular projects, which will now be supported with 2025 euros from the budget of the European Capital of Culture application and by the Klub 2025. A great number of almost 10.200 votes were cast and now the winners have been determined.

• inclusive playground at the Rößlerstraße

• bicycle service station

• recycling benches in Adelsberg

• colorful basketball court at the Konkordiapark

• renovation of the Zinnpark in Schönau

• street painting on the Sonnenberg

• umbrellas over the Sonnenstraße

• christmas pyramid in front of the primary school in Reichenhain

• flower clock on the Sonnenstraße

• meeting place in Gablenz

the projects:

Benches at the castle of Rabenstein

Hikers. Cyclists. Residents. Visitors. Around Saxony’s smallest castle in Rabenstein, new seating arrangements invite visitors to linger.

Reading island at the Dresdner Straße

Once up the colourful stairs, a reading and creative island is to be built in the outdoor area, which will be run by the antiquarian bookshop and printing workshop next to it.

Inclusive playground on Rößlerstraße

Great idea: an inclusive playground that can be used by children with and without disabilities.

Bicycle servie station

Where do you want it, the new bike service station? All cycling enthusiasts of Chemnitz can participate in this decision.

Recycling benches in Adelsberg


Benches made from recycled material enhance the Georgi-Park in Adelsberg and create a new meeting-point in the neighbourhood.

Colorful basketball court at the Konkordiapark

More colour! The basketball court at the Konkordiapark turns into an art project of international standing.

Renovation of the Zinnpark in Schönau

Park Schönau? It is a big project that will start with benches and paths and continues with the green classroom.

Street painting on the Sonnenberg

In the pedestrian area of Sonnenberg Boulevard, it should be possible to experience how illusionistic street painting can transform a place.

Umbrellas over the Sonnenstraße

Rain protection, sun protection or simply just pretty to look at: The road full of umbrellas on the Sonnenberg could become the new favourite spot in the city.

Meeting point at the dovecote in the Yorckgebiet

In the Yorckgebiet at the dovecote, a new meeting place with benches and a colourful meadow, will be created.

Christmas pyramid in front of the primary school in Reichenhain


Recently renovated, the primary school in Reichenhain will become the setting for the new pyramid, which will gather the entire neighbourhood during the time of Advent.

Grass strip at the Sonnenberg outdoor playground

That’s it for the inconspicuous green strip in front of the AJZ outdoor playground – thanks to natural stones and plants it is now wil become an eye-catcher now.

Flower clock on the Sonnenstraße

What exactly is a flower clock? This question can be answered soon at the sundial on Sonnenbergboulevard.

Meeting place in Gablenz

What about a new meeting place in Gablenz to stay and get to know – including raised beds based on the idea of the edible city?

Videos: Ernesto Uhlmann