Chemnitz is getting involved: On Saturday, 18 July, another Capital of Culture street was opened. After a first round in the Innere Klosterstraße in the city centre, it is now the Schlossberg, a street in the upper town, that shows their support. Local restaurants, the Schlossberg Museum and the Schlosskirche, the local church, support the application in a way that can be seen and experienced from far.

Throughout the day, all kinds of activities took place on and around the Schlossberg. In addition to a varied cultural programme, there were guided tours through the Schlossberg catacombs and a final concert in the Schlosskirche in the evening. Among others, the duo Robin/Ludwig performed some tap-dance and guitar, country and rock’n’roll music was offered by Dutchman and Traveler performed a singer/songwriter program.

We, the Team Chemnitz2025, and the Freundeskreis Chemnitz 2025, a local group of supporters, were present at this event and met with local residents and entered into many interesting conversations.

Photos: Ernesto Uhlmann