The city of Chemnitz is over 850 years old and centrally located in saxony. It's the third largest city in this state. The motto of Chemnitz is "city of modernity". In the age of industrialization it was also called "Manchester of saxony" with respect to its development in business and science. The cultural and architectural influence of the classical modernity can be seen at many places in Chemnitz like the redeveloped wilhelminian style residential quarters at Kassberg, Villa Esche or the city centre.