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Senior / More than Neighbors Session 3 April 19, 2013 Welcome to Chemnitz!
Chemnitz is a medium-sized/mid-size city with a population of around . It is situated in Saxony, . It is the largest city in Saxony, after Leipzig and Dresden. Originally based around a , the settlement was granted status in 11.. Due to its location at the foot of the Erzgebirge (literally ore mountains) in the century, Chemnitz began to grow in size an importance. Initially as a place of . and later as the base of industrial . The increase in coal mining during the . century allowed Chemnitz to develop into one of the most . centers of the German machine and textile , nicknamed "little Manchester". Several large areas of the . were .. during this period including Kassberg and Sonnenberg. Due to the .. importance of Chemnitz it was a prime target for the Allied . during World W.. II. By the city had undergone near to total ... Between 19. and 19. Chemnitz was renamed as Karl-Marx-Stadt (even though Marx himself had never visited nor had anything to do with the city's contemporary .). A great deal of new occurred during this period, much of which remains .. The large bronze was presented to the town's people in 19. Unlike Berlin and Leipzig, Chemnitz has experienced much less of d.. and r. since the r.. Modern bs like the new department store, communist era flats and more . buildings are within walking distance of each other. P.s of Chemnitz allow a glimpse into how a . of the DDR felt and looked, something that is increasingly hard to find in G.

Schlossberg Museum and Castle Church (7) The h of Chemnitz begins here. Around 11 Emperor Lothar founded a Benedictine m.. on the hilltop. The . Romanesque . was substituted by the present late Gothic .... The former monastery-then-palace buildings hosts the Schlossbergmuseum which presents and art of the city. At the foot of Schlossberg, a group of half-timbered ... has become the p mile of the . "The Red T." (12) (Der Rote Turm) It is the .. building in Chemnitz. This -bricked right in the .. .. survived many .. and centuries and is all what is left from the former Chemnitz . Klaffenbach Moated . (Wasserschloss Klaffenbach) Located in a small suburb in the .. of the city, this is a .. with a moat that you must visit. The Town Halls (14) The Town . was built at the end of the .th century, and the Town .. was built at the beginning of the century. It is attached harmoniously to the Old town .. The High Tower (Hoher Turm) has its origins in the .th century. Since the century the . Tower has been part of the Old T H. Since 19, the carillon has been located in the New Hall . The interior design of the .. is predominantly in the Art Nouveau style. In 19. the octagonal storey with adome was constructed - in doing so, the . retained its Baroque status from 17. The Opera House (1) This Neo-Baroque building was created in 1906-09 and is at the Theatre . (Theaterplatz) in the center. Theaterplatz and the surrounding .. are a remarkable ensemble that tells of the city's wealth in the era of industrialization. The . building in the .., however, is St Peters Church, a Neo Gothic .. built in18... In 19.-19 the Hotel Chemnitzer Hof was erected, an example of Bauhaus architecture. Charlie (13) The city was called Karl-Marx-Stadt during the DDR ., and on Brckenstrae may be found a -meter-tall bronze . of Karl Marx created in 19. by a R... sculptor. Various souvenirs along with a selection of s.. shops selling Karl-heads made of marzipan or .. can be bought. Das Tietz (5) The definitely .. attraction of Chemnitz - 290,000,000 years - is the petrified . that you can see in this former warehouse.