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It is quite convenient to get to Chemnitz by all forms of transport: by car via the motorways A4 (Frankfurt-Görlitz) or A72 (Hof-Leipzig), by plane via the international airports Leipzig-Halle and Dresden which are about 80 km away as well as by train via the so-called “Franken-Sachsen-Magistrale” from Nuremberg to Leipzig.

The public transport system at Chemnitz is very well developed: By day the busses and trams of the Chemnitzer-Verkehrs AG (CVAG) have often a cycle time of 5-20 minutes. The university sites Straße der Nationen and Reichenhainer Straße are directly connected by the tram 3. From there it takes only a few minutes to get to the campus Erfenschlager Straße by using the bus line 73. The university site Wilhelm-Raabe-Straße can be reached from the Central Station ("Zentralhaltestelle") by the bus line 52 (stop: Altchemnitzer Straße). In the night time between 11.40 pm and 3.40 pm there are night busses which commute every 60 minutes.

The fares for public transport at Chemnitz are quite moderate in comparison to other German cities: a single ticket for example which is valid in whole Chemnitz for one hour costs 2.00 Euro, a day ticket 4.20 Euro. For students and doctoral students who are enrolled at Chemnitz University of Technology a semester ticket for using the public transport in whole Saxony is included in the semester contribution.

Furthermore there is also a range of coach connections to a number of cities in Germany offered by different providers which are often quite inexpensive. Mostly the coaches depart from the bus station in front of the building of TU Chemnitz at Straße der Nationen ("Omnibusbahnhof").

The favourable geographic location of Chemnitz furthermore inspires to explore the surroundings: Berlin, Nuremberg and Prague are only 250 km away from Chemnitz. In addition to that Chemnitz is situated at the foot of the Ore Mountains – the home of the “Raachermannel” and the “Schwibbogen” – which invites to hike or to simply relax in marvellous nature.

In case you bring with you your own car from your home country, for being allowed to use it in Germany you do not only need your driving licence but also an international green card of your insurance certificate and a proof of your own car insurance that you are free of damage. 

 

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