Top Choice Museum in Chemnitz


Occupying a converted department store, this state-of-the-art museum is a brave attempt to celebrate all those crocks, bones and pieces of primitive jewellery found in the archaeology sections of history museums, wh…
Top Choice Gallery in Chemnitz

Museum Gunzenhauser

A former 1930 bank building, built in austere New Objectivity style, is now a gallery of 20th-century art, most famous for its expressionist works by such key artists as Max Beckmann, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and local…
Museum in Chemnitz


Beautifully renovated, this former 1913 department store now houses the city library as well as the Neue Sächsische Galerie, which presents contemporary Saxon art, and the Museum für Naturkunde, whose most interesti…
Monument in Chemnitz

Karl Marx Monument

Things have rather turned against the founder of Communism since this 7m-high bronze head (one that catches the German philosopher on a very bad hair day) was erected in 1971. Behind Marx there's a huge frieze exhor…
Church in Chemnitz


This 12th-century Benedictine monastery has been recast into a weighty Gothic hall church and houses Hans Witten’s intriguing sculpture Christ at the Column (1515).
Museum in Chemnitz


This late-Gothic monastery houses the city history museum, whose vaulted interior is a rich backdrop for Saxon 15th- and 16th-century sculpture.
Museum in Chemnitz

Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz

Flanking Chemnitz' most beautiful square, the historic Theaterplatz, this lovely art museum stages large-scale temporary exhibits, sometimes drawn from its own collection of paintings, sculpture, graphics, textiles …
Museum in Chemnitz

Henry Van de Velde Museum

Around 2.5km south of the centre, this small but choice museum occupies the 1903 Villa Esche, which was Belgian artist Van de Velde's first commission in Germany. The dining room and music salon have been restored a…
Museum in Chemnitz

Museum für Naturkunde

Chemnitz Natural History Museum's most interesting exhibit, the Versteinerter Wald (petrified forest), can be admired for free in the atrium; some of the stony trunks are 290 million years old.
Gallery in Chemnitz

Neue Sächsische Galerie

The renovated DAStietz building harbours the Neue Sächsische Galerie, which presents postwar works by Saxon artists.