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Your basis for the European Capital of Culture 2025!

Chemnitz Capital of Culture 2025 offers a unique mix of art, music and history. Discover impressive exhibitions and innovative events. Enjoy classic comfort and warm service at the c/o56 Hotel. Our charming rooms and relaxed atmosphere will make your visit unforgettable. Take advantage of our special Capital of Culture 2025 offer. Experience Chemnitz Capital of Culture up close and make the c/o56 Hotel your temporary home. Book now and be part of this historic event!

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Your stay at Hotel c/o56

Your comfort in the heart of the Capital of Culture Chemnitz

After an eventful day in the European Capital of Culture 2025, we invite you to relax in our hotel. Enjoy the modern amenities and first-class service as you prepare for the next fascinating event in Chemnitz. Located in the heart of Chemnitz, our hotel offers you comfortable and relaxed accommodation to enjoy the cultural year 2025 to the fullest. Book your stay at Hotel c/o56 now and be enchanted by the European Capital of Culture 2025 in Chemnitz!

  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Light-flooded rooms
  • Green location, in the middle of the cultural capital
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Secure underground car park
  • 6 e-charging stations
  • High-speed WLAN
  • Sky Sport & Sky Cinema
  • Rooftop gym with TechnoGym equipment
  • Certified sustainable
People sit in front of the fountain at the Chemnitz Stadthalle

European Capital of Culture 2025:
Where tradition meets modernity

Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of a city that combines its rich history with modern flair. Chemnitz, chosen as the European Capital of Culture 2025, invites you to take part in a variety of cultural experiences. Our hotel, strategically located, allows you to easily participate in the numerous events in Chemnitz that this special distinction entails. This page provides you with up-to-date information on the exciting events Chemnitz has to offer this year as European Capital of Culture 2025. From outstanding art exhibitions to thrilling music festivals - experience the best the city has to offer and be impressed by its diversity.

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      Lots of people sitting in Chemnitz's Stadthallenpark
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      "The early bird" - Discover the Capital of Culture 2025 today

      "The early bird" - discover the Capital of Culture 2025 today

      Chemnitz is the European Capital of Culture 2025 - but culture can already be admired and experienced on every corner. Whether fine arts, industrial culture, theater and music or the young cultural scene - with our Capital of Culture Special "The Early Bird", we will put you on the trail of culture today and open the doors to the city's museum highlights away from the hustle and bustle.

      • incl. rich breakfast buffet
      • Welcome drink
      • Chemnitz culture bag
      • including day ticket
      • Admission tickets for Chemnitz museums

      Events 2024

      This year alone, guests can expect a wealth of events to get them in the mood for the upcoming Capital of Culture year. Below you will find some important events.

      Logo of the event KOSMOS Chemnitz

      KOSMOS Chemnitz

      June 8, 2024

      Discover KOSMOS Chemnitz, a festival for democracy, society, music and culture, which takes place in Chemnitz city center with 50,000 expected visitors. Organized by the CWE and Kulturhauptstadt GmbH, the festival brings together actors from civil society. The core team organizes the event in cooperation with initiatives, which integrates the results of this year's KOSMOS conference and prepares for KOSMOS EUROPE 2025. The focus is on deepening the debate about democratic values in times of political upheaval. KOSMOS breaks with habits, offers a platform and infrastructure, while people from Chemnitz and Europe shape the content - a fusion of creativity, passion and self-efficacy.

      • Free entry
      • Festival
      • Chemnitz city center
      • break with habits
      • Panels in a bus stop
      • Basketball at a crossroads
      • Bands in retail
      • Readings in laundromats
      5 young people dance together


      June 12 to 22, 2024

      In June 2024, Chemnitz will be dominated by contemporary dance when the international festival "TANZ | MODERNE | TANZ" celebrates its 10th anniversary! Artists and dance companies from all over the world will bring a fascinating dance spectacle to the city with various performances. Through guest performances, workshops and performances in public spaces, dance becomes a direct part of life in Chemnitz. The festival serves as a platform for intercultural dialog and reflects a Europe characterized by stories, ruptures, points of friction, zest for action and future spirit.

      • Free entry
      • International Festival
      • contemporary dance
      • Guest performances, workshops, performances
      • Participants from five continents
      Presenter stands in front of many Chemnitz residents on a stage in the Stadthallenpark

      Makers United

      June 13 to 16, 2024

      Welcome to Makers United - the hands-on fair for technology, crafts, art and science! Immerse yourself in an experience full of tinkering, experimenting, researching and participating. Discover your strengths, explore the children's university and enjoy exciting hands-on stands. This fair is designed for young and old, so that everyone can find something to interest them.

      • Hands-on fair
      • Technology, crafts, art & science
      • Children's university / hands-on stands / entertainment
      • in the Stadthalle and in the Stadthallenpark Chemnitz
      • Tinkering, experimenting, researching
      Young people lie on blankets in front of the Park Summer stage

      Park summer

      June 18 to July 21, 2024

      For four weeks, you can enjoy concerts, poetry slams, children's programs and yoga to the fullest on the unique 360-degree stage in the middle of Stadthallenpark. Warm summer evenings with concerts, delighted guests, enthusiastic children and certainly a few refreshing rain showers will characterize the varied festival days in the Stadthallenpark Chemnitz this year.

      • free entry
      • Open air cultural festival
      • City Hall Park
      • 360-degree stage
      • Concerts, poetry slams, children's programs and yoga
      Lots of people sitting in Chemnitz's Stadthallenpark

      Fête de la Musique

      June 21, 2024

      The Fête de la Musique takes place annually and worldwide on June 21.
      Celebrate the Fête de la Musique with Chemnitz - a unique musical spectacle that brings together professionals and amateurs. Experience a diverse musical program with artists of different genres and cultures in Chemnitz city centre. Since its premiere in 2015, the Fête de la Musique has become an integral part of the Chemnitz summer. The non-profit organization Spinnerei e. V. is the initiator, project manager and partner for cultural projects in Chemnitz, specifically linking the areas of fine arts, politics and business.

      • Festival
      • Free & Outside
      • in the city center of Chemnitz
      • over 100 musicians and bands
      • 4 Stages
      • 5 street music areas
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      Brewery market

      July 17 to 21, 2024

      Experience the pure diversity of over 40 local restaurateurs and breweries presenting a wide range of beers in Chemnitz city center for five days. Immerse yourself in local and international flavors, accompanied by culinary diversity, live music and good humor.

      • 100 types of beer
      • In Chemnitz city center
      • Live music & culinary delights
      • 40 restaurateurs & breweries
      Top view of the Chemnitz wine festival

      Wine festival Chemnitz

      26.07. to 18.08.2024

      Look forward to unforgettable moments in the middle of the wine village in Chemnitz. For four weeks, everything in Chemnitz city center revolves around wine, culinary highlights and entertainment. Dancing, laughter, exciting stories and lots of live music - you can experience all of this at the wine festival in Chemnitz.

      • 25 winegrowers
      • daily live music
      • Dancing tea
      • Children's funfair
      • in the city center of Chemnitz
      Illuminated hot air balloons

      Balloon Festival Chemnitz

      August 16 to 18, 2024

      The Chemnitz Balloon Festival has been held annually in Küchwald since 2005 and offers many highlights around the theme of balloons, from hot air balloons to gas balloons and air balloons. Special highlights every year are the balloon launches, the balloon glow and the "brilliant fireworks".

      • Family party
      • Balloon take-offs
      • Balloon glowing
      • Program on 2 stages
      • Park train rides
      • Garden railway show
      2 sportswomen hugging each other


      September 13 to 15, 2024

      Once again this year, over 1,000 recreational athletes from young to old will be running or cycling in and around Chemnitz at the Chemnitz Capital of Culture event SPORTS UNITED. A wonderful event for sports enthusiasts as well as walkers, runners, cyclists, skaters, triathletes, wheelchair users and runners.

      • Over 1,000 recreational athletes
      • 11 different circuits
      • Live music
      • Stage program
      Theaterplatz Chemnitz with light installation

      Chemnitz Festival of Lights

      September 25 to 28, 2024

      "Light our Vision" - Discover Chemnitz in a new light!

      Light artists from various countries will illuminate buildings and areas in the city as part of the Chemnitz Festival of Lights. In line with the motto of the Capital of Culture, the organizers are striving to illustrate previously undiscovered potential, make the invisible visible and draw attention to the seemingly neglected.

          People in front of an illuminated pyramid at the Chemnitz Christmas market

          Erzgebirge village Chemnitz

          December 01 to 31, 2024

          From December 1, the Erzgebirge village of Chemnitz will once again shine in festive splendor. Sales huts, Erzgebirge handicrafts and culinary delights invite you to discover them. The highlight: a 20-metre-high Christmas pyramid with six levels made of real wood in half-timbered style. Lovingly designed Christmas figures on the upper levels and an impressive copper spire with illuminated wings create a festive atmosphere. Look forward to a magical Christmas season!

          • Live music
          • After work parties
          • 20 meter high pyramid
          • regional providers
          • folk art from the Erzgebirge
          • Santa Claus consultation hour
          • Lantern parade
          • Children's bakery
          Theaterplatz Chemnitz without people
          2,5 km

          Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz

          The Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz house one of the largest and most important communal art collections in Germany. The institution developed out of various civic groups, such as the art association Kunsthütte zu Chemnitz, founded in 1860. In 1909 these were gathered under the roof of the King Albert Museum, and as of 1920 were administered as a municipal museum.

          Front view of Museum Gunzenhauser.
          2,9 km

          Museum Gunzenhauser

          The Museum Gunzenhauser is the latest institution to join the ensemble making up the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz. It houses the collection of the Munich gallery owner Dr. Alfred Gunzenhauser and holds more than 3,000 works by 270 artists, including works of classic modern art and from the second half of the 20th century.

          Exterior view of the Schlossberg Museum.
          290 m


          The Museum of History of the City of Chemnitz is housed in one of the most beautiful and best-preserved monastery sites in Saxony. Since the re-opening of the Museum in 1994/1995, the old monastery and palace have once again been home to a comprehensive collection of Chemnitz’s history. Its most beautiful assets in paintings and sculptures, historic textiles, jewellery, furniture, and articles of daily use from the 12th to the 20th centuries are on view in the permanent exhibition Bildersaal Chemnitzer Geschichte.

          Front view of Villa Esche
          4,6 km

          villa Esche

          Villa Esche was designed in 1902 by the Belgian architect and designer Henry van de Velde for the Chemnitz textile entrepreneur Herbert Esche as a family residence. The villa and the park are a total work of art of the Art Nouveau style, which is one of the architectural jewels in Chemnitz. After an eventful history, the Villa Esche was extensively restored from 1998 to 2001 and now houses the Henry van de Velde Museum as a branch of the Chemnitz Art Collections.

          Co56 Hotel Environment tips Chemnitz Industrial Museum (Image source: Wolfgang Schmidt)
          3,4 km

          Chemnitz Industrial Museum

          Obligatory for all tech lovers – learn all about the highlights of Saxony’s industrial history including cars and motorbikes as well as fabric manufacturing machines, typewriters and computers.

          Mother and son in front of a golden skull at Smac Chemnitz
          2,6 km

          smac - State Museum of Archaeology Chemnitz

          The smac is Saxony’s only museum, where 300.000 years of human history can be experienced. At the same time it is the showcase of the Archaeological Heritage Office in Saxony and its Archaeological Archive.

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