Chemnitz has a unique story to tell, a story of ground-breaking inventions in car manufacture, mechanical engineering or textile industry, and of daring entrepreneurs like Richard Hartmann, Carl Gottlieb Haubold or Louis Schönherr. Chemnitz has written history and is still writing on this story. As a modern industrial city, Chemnitz is among Germany‘s fastest growing towns. The city is a centre of technology focusing particularly on automobile and car supplier industries, information technology and engineering.
Forging ahead, venturing into new territories and living the inventive spirit – these are the ingredients to a recipe that makes the city and its citizens successful. Famous inventions like the thermos flask or the first mild detergent, patented ideas among thousands of others, have come from Chemnitz. Today first-rate machinery and production equipment that is used for manufacture all over the world comes from here.
Tradition and modernity are also reflected in exciting contrasts of urban construction. Fans of architecture might not only be thrilled by unique examples in Bauhaus and New Objectivity style or by one of Europe’s largest contiguous Art Nouveau (Wilheminian) style quarters – the Kaßberg – but also by the reshaped Chemnitz city centre that was planned in the last 20 years by internationally renowned architects like Helmut Jahn, Hans Kollhoff or Christoph Ingenhoven.