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The Christmas Market Opens its Gates

The TU Chemnitz invites young and old alike to its Christmas Market at the Plaza in front of the Weinhold-Bau on December 1st, 2016

Celebrating the pre-Christmas period with fellow students, employees, graduates, friends and partners of the university as well as citizens of the region – a cherished tradition at the TU Chemnitz. On December 1, 2016, the Christmas Market of the TU Chemnitz opens for one day at the Plaza in front of the Weinhold-Bau, Reichenhainer Straße 70. From 1 pm to 7 pm visitors can enjoy an entertaining program, just like in the style of a real traditional Advent Market. Musical accompaniment of the day is offered by musicians of the TU Big Band and the university choir. Junior entertainer of the campus kindergarten “Krabbelkäfer” will have their big performance as well and younger visitors can be excited about a handicraft street.

Dr. Ruth Geier and Waltraud Seidl’s reading from their book “The smart Advents calendar” is only one highlight and will answer numerous questions: Why is Advent called Advent? For how long do Advent wreath and Christmas tree already exist, and what does Lametta mean? Why are Punsch, Grog, gingerbread, almond biscuit and marzipan called that way? Why is the Schwibbogen (Christmas arch) at home in the Ore Mountains and are there other traditions originating from there?

Also various student initiatives and institutions will present themselves and offer information at the Plaza in front of the Weinhold-Bau. The peer-program of the international office hosts a quiz around Christmas. If it is cold and visitors want to warm up a bit, the booth of the Techniker Krankenkasse invites to the rowing race “Beat the Champion”. With delicacies and mulled wine the Studentenwerk Chemnitz-Zwickau takes care of the hungry and thirsty guests.

But visitors thirsty for knowledge won’t miss out either: interested people can participate in the Christmas-lecture of the chemists at the same time. From 3 pm to 4:30 pm, Prof. Dr. Heinrich Lang and his team will provide some insight into the “Advent Calendar Chemistry 2016” in room N115 of the auditorium building, Reichenhainer Straße 90. The lecture theater will then probably be filled with loud bangs and clouds of smoke.

(Translation: Alissa Hölzel)

Mario Steinebach
23.11.2016

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