The tourism region of Chemnitz/Zwickau is characterised by a diverse industrial culture. It served as the driving force behind cultural developments and achievements, such as the art collections and theatres in the cities of Chemnitz and Zwickau. With well over 70 museums and unique architecture, such as Chemnitz's Kassberg district, the region is home to one of Europe's largest interconnected Wilhelminian-style quarters, which ties in directly with the industrial aspect.
Strong businesses today also enable innovation. The industrial culture is palpable here - not only looking back to the past, but also in the present and for the future. Festivals, such as the RAW Festival during the Tage der Industriekultur, held ever September, or the IBUG, probably the only street event of its kind in Europe, combine the region's industrial history with modern art which also captivates the younger generations.
The Saxon Museum of Industry in Chemnitz with its changing exhibits is just as prominent here as the August Horch Museum in Zwickau, one of the leading museums of automotive industrial history, in Saxony's fourth largest city. But the region also boasts a unique concentration of museums and castles, and inspires with creative exhibitions and historic sites, such as the Esche Museum in Limbach-Oberfrohna and the Karl May House in Hohenstein-Ernstthal. National cycling tracks, such as the Mulderadweg or the Chemnitztal-Radweg, coupled with a dense network of hiking trails, make for a perfect combination of culture and exciting active options. Along the Lutherweg, Via Imperii and Jakobsweg, visitors will be surprised by the many churches, castles, and remnants of the Reformation era.