City of Chemnitz
Chemnitz, more than 800 years old, is situated in the heart of Saxony. The city is the third-largest in the new Federal States; about 245,000 people live here. More than 10,000 young people study at the University of Technology Chemnitz.
Fascinating architecture reflects the changing times and spirit of those things which have shaped the city: industrial monuments, redeveloped Gründerzeit residential quarters such as Kassberg, the Schocken department store, Villa Esche or the city centre, which has been completely modified since Re-unification, constructed by Helmut Jahn, Hans Kollhoff and Christoph Ingenhoven, bridge the gap from yesterday to today and tomorrow. The city alone has invested more than 50 million Euros in the new city centre, investors more than 500 million Euros. Just as famous is the 7.10-metres-high Karl-Marx bust made of bronze by Lew Kerbel in 1971, locally known as ʺNischelʺ (head).