Chemnitz Tourism

The lively and vibrant city of Chemnitz is situated in southwest Saxony, Germany. Boasting of a rich historical background, Chemnitz had its first brush with fame in the 18th century, when it developed as one of the most important hubs of German machine and textile industries. Owing to its immense economic importance, it was a prime target for the Allied air force during World War II and was almost completely destroyed in the year 1945. Today, with a population of around 250,000, it is fourth largest city in East Germany.

Chemnitz is strikes a great balance between the old-world charm and modernity – historic buildings and communist-era flats along with modern constructions and glamorous structures together shape up the charming character of this city. It is a tourist-friendly place with lots of wonderful sightseeing opportunities, museums, art galleries, parks and architectural marvels.

There are countless options for all types of travellers in Chemnitz- nature-lovers and tourists with kids can find solace in the large number of zoos and parks, architecture-buffs will be delighted at sight of the Victorian-era buildings, history-aficionados will rejoice on visiting the wonderful museums and art galleries while those interested in art and culture will have a great time at the theatres and opera houses!

The fading charm and the rusticism of the bygone era can be felt while traversing through this city even today. A tour of Chemnitz feels like a breath of fresh air, especially if you are tired of visiting the typical crowded tourist spots in the popular German cities. Effortlessly pastoral, the city of Chemnitz is a great way to experience and soak-in the German-Jew history and culture.

Essential travel information and Chemnitz tips for your visit

  • Time Zone : CEST (Central European Summer Time)- UTC/GMT + 2 hours
  • Currency : Euro
  • Electricity : 230 V/50 Hz- Plug Type: F
  • Internet : A stable internet connection is present at almost all places in Chemnitz. Most tourist spots and hotels also offer free WiFi services to the public.
  • Languages : Standard German and Chemnitz dialect is spoken throughout Chemnitz. English is fairly understood throughout the city although it is advisable to learn basic German phrases because some remote areas might not be familiar with other languages.
  • Security : Though Chemnitz is considered to be a safe city, it is better to avoid traveling alone after nightfall in the outskirts.
  • Tipping : Tipping is expected in Chemnitz. Usually 5-10% of the bill amount is paid as tips in restaurants while porters and housekeeping staff are tipped around 1-3 Euros.
  • Emergency Contact Number : 112-Ambulance and Fire Brigade 110- Police
  • Know the pollution level of Chemnitz before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Chemnitz for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Chemnitz.

    • Burglary and Theft 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 21.88 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 68.75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 67.86 (High)
    • Safety Index 48.14 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 88.37 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 36.78 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 63.55 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.16 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 122.51 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Chemnitz

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.37 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.76 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 82.4 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 83.35 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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