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27th German-Catalan Conference, 16-19 September 2020
Travel and Accomodation

Frankfurt Airport, 400 km away, about 5h 20 min train ride.

International Airport Berlin-Tegel (TXL), 270 km away, about 3,5h train ride.

Airport Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF), 240 km away, about 3h 20min bus ride (Flixbus).

Dresden Airport, 80 km away, about 1h 40 min train ride.

Leipzig-Halle Airport, 90 km away, about 1h 20 min train ride.

Chemnitz is on the regional train network and has direct train connections to Leipzig and Dresden. For further information, please visit

Flixbus maintains regular connections to Chemnitz. There are direct connections to Leipzig Hbf, Dresden Hbf and Berlin SXF. For further information, please visit the page:

Motorways (Autobahn): A4 (exit to city centre Chemnitz-Glösa or Chemnitz-Mitte) and A72 (exit to city centre Chemnitz-Süd).

A-roads (Bundesstraßen): B95, B173, B174, B169, B107


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Hotel Chemnitzer Hof
Theaterplatz 4, 09111 Chemnitz
Tel. +49 (0) 371 684-0
Single room/“Comfort” standard: 69 €*
Double room/“Comfort” standard: 99 €
Breakfast and public transport in Chemnitz included

Hotel an der Oper
Str. der Nationen 56, 09111 Chemnitz
Tel. +49 (0) 371 681-0
Single room: 62 €*
Double room: 85 €*
Breakfast included

Biendo Hotel
Str. der Nationen 12, 09111 Chemnitz
Tel. +49 (0) 371 433192-0
Single room: 49 €
Double room: 69 €
Breakfast and public transport in Chemnitz included

* Special price for conference participants. For bookings and further information, please contact Anja Riedel :


City Hostel Chemnitz eins
Getreidemarkt 1, 09111 Chemnitz
Tel. +49 (0) 371 27809897
Room: 31.50 € (only for members)

Pension Savo
Str. der Nationen 37, 09111 Chemnitz
Tel. +49 (0) 371 442-929
Room: 45 €. Breakfast: 6 €

Chemnitz boasts a lot of impressive architecture thanks to its late 19th- and early 20th-century industrial heritage. The city is a must-see for anyone interested in the aesthetics of modern industrial architecture.

During the industrial revolution Chemnitz was home to a wide range of ground-breaking industries, which led to the rise of a prosperous middle class willing to invest in the arts, culture and design. Chemnitz’s industrial history is reflected in the modern architecture of this period. The most famous example is the Villa Esche, designed and built by Art Nouveau architect Henry van de Velde. Moreover, the Kaßberg district is the largest intact quarter of Art Nouveau buildings in all of Europe. It survived World War II relatively unscathed and therefore still breathes the life of that bygone era.

In 1953 Chemnitz was renamed Karl-Marx-Stadt in honour of the grandfather of Socialism. A monumental bust of Karl Marx was unveiled in 1971, and is still in its original place just off the Straße der Nationen across from the city’s concert hall. Visitors to Chemnitz are awed by its size: it is the second largest bust in the world after the Sphinx in Egypt.

The Kunstsammlungen Museum and the Gunzenhauser Museum hold a great number of German impressionist and expressionist works of art, particularly by Karl-Schmidt Rottluff, who was born in Chemnitz.

For more information on Chemnitz, please visit:


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