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Chemnitz is still in the running to be the host city of the 2025 European Capital of Culture, but art and culture can be experienced in Saxony any time, with offerings ranging from modern art to classical music in a number of opera houses.

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A performance at the Dresden Semperoper, a visit to the Robert Schumann House in Zwickau or the Chemnitz Municipal Art Collections, a concert by St Thomas’ Choir in Leipzig... the list goes on and on. Saxony is a land of culture in the best sense of the word, with the highest cultural funding of any non-city state in the country. The foundations were laid by figures such as Johann Sebastian Bach and Richard Wagner, while contemporary artists like Neo Rauch continue the cultural legacy.

Dresden State Art Collections (SKD)The Dresden State Art Collections are among the oldest and most famous museum groups in the world.
Chemnitz State Museum of Archaeology (smac)The smac showcases over 6,000 exhibits from some 300,000 years of Saxon regional history.
Silesian Museum GörlitzThe Silesian Museum in Görlitz is housed in one of Germany’s oldest Renaissance buildings.
Europe’s ‘Iron Curtain’ cultural heritage St Nicholas’ Church, the Leipziger Ring and the Museum in the ‘Runde Ecke’ are cultural heritage.
22 sections – 17 in Saxony, 5 in the Czech RepublicThe Ore Mountain/Krušnohoří region has been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2019.