Young, urban, and modern, Chemnitz is a daring city which embraces change and innovation. However, the city’s rich history is still in plain sight. The architecture in Chemnitz reflects both tradition and modernity: the city centre, destroyed during the second world war, has been redesigned over the past 20 years by internationally renowned architects such as Helmut Jahn, Hans Kollhoff and Christoph Ingenhoven. Meanwhile the Kassberg districts is one of the largest areas in Europe still composed of mostly late 19th century Altbaus.
Chemnitz is also home to many museums and theatres, such as the Chemnitz Art Collection and the Gunzenhauser Museum, which contains an impressive collection of classical modernism. The Saxon Museum of Industry and the 100-year-old town hall are also interesting visits. The City Theatre hosts the Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie, drawing large audiences from across the country.