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Stories and Tips Chemnitz

Klaffenbach Castle

Written by Judy on 20 Jan, 2001

This 1616 Renaissance castle with moat has a beautiful chapel with cross vault and ceiling paintings. Many weddings and chamber concerts are held in this chapel. The Saxon Vehicle Museum, Potter's Workshop, Silversmith Workshop and the Klöppelkiste (lace maker's shop) are some of the attractions here.…Read More

Rabenstein Castle

Written by Judy on 20 Jan, 2001

This is the smallest preserved castle in Saxony. It was once a monastery. There are many exhibits on the history and life of the former inhabitants. The late 17th century frescoes in the grand hall are worth a look. Concerts of ancient music with historical…Read More

Chemnitz Toy Museum

Written by Judy on 23 Jan, 2001

Just opened in 1995, this is a permanent exhibition of four centuries of games. There are also video and computer games to keep the children busy. It's a must see place for anyone interested in a "hands-on" museum. Neefestrasse 78a (in Solaris Tech and…Read More

Saxon Railway Museum

Written by Judy on 23 Jan, 2001

Sächsisches Eisenbahnmuseum e.V. occupies what was once one of the largest switching stations in Germany. There are fully operational steam locomotives on view. It's a wonderful collection of steam, diesel and electric engines. An der Dresdner Bahnlinie 130c 09131 Chemnitz Admission: DM3,00 Open the first Sat. in month…Read More

Schloss Augustusburg

Written by Judy on 23 Jan, 2001

This is one of the most monumental Renaissance palaces in Germany. It's located about ten miles southeast of Chemnitz. Here you'll find the Museum of Ore Mountain Game and Birdlife as wall as the Motorcycle Museum which was a favorite of my husband.…Read More

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