Culture & tradition: See the old through new eyes.

Track down history.

Industrial culture is highly prized by locals and visitors: extraordinary experiences are to be had at the August Horch Museum in Zwickau, the Museum of Mining and Local History in Reinsdorf, the Esche Museum in Limbach-Oberfrohna, the Museum of Textiles and Racing in Hohenstein-Ernstthal and the Tuchfabrik Gebr. Pfau in Crimmitschau, for example.

Visit castles and palaces in Glauchau, Lichtenstein, Schönfels, Waldenburg and Wildenfels. The German Agricultural Museum at Blankenhain Palace is of national significance. Head for Hohenstein-Ernstthal to explore the life and works of Germany's most widely read author, Karl May.



Inspiring. Educational. Relaxed.

Zwickau boasts nationally important monuments, such as the medieval Kornhaus (granary), and the late Gothic St. Catherine's Church (awarded the European Heritage Label) and St. Mary's Cathedral. The priests' houses are one of Central Europe's oldest residential complexes.

The oldest public and scientific library in Saxony, the Ratsschulbibliothek (built 1498), and its treasures, are open to everyone. Enjoy classical music at the Robert Schumann House. Take a dip in the Johannisbad, an indoor pool in an art nouveau building.