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Chemnitz University Christmas Market opens its gates on the new Campus Plaza

Chemnitz University of Technology invites to its Christmas Market on December 8, 2017 – New Campus Tram is formally commissioned – New ring bus line starts two days later

The Chemnitz University Christmas Market opens on the new designed Campus Plaza at Reichenhainer Straße 90 on December 8, 2017. Following the true style of a real Christmas market, visitors can experience a colorful program from 11 a.m. till 7 p.m. Parallel to the University’s Christmas Market, the opening of the new tram line as first part of the expansion project 2 of the “Chemnitz Modell” takes place. The new line will connect the campus with the city center according to the winter timetable.

Christmas Market at Chemnitz University

The day is musically accompanied by musicians from the TU Big Band on stage in front of the main lecture building. Boys and girls from the campus kindergarten “Krabbelkäfer” will have their big performance as well. For anyone who wants to expand their knowledge: the Chemistry Christmas lecture will take place parallel to the Christmas Market. Prof. Heinrich Lang and his team will show how hooked they are on their lecture’s motto “Fire and Flame for the Christmas Tree”.

Background: Getting faster to the university with tram line 3 and ring bus line 82

Starting on December 10, 2017, the route of the new tram line 3 runs from Chemnitz Main Station, over university site “Straße der Nationen”, to the campus plaza at Reichenhainer Straße, and has its last stop at Technopark. The modernized infrastructure simultaneously upgrades the Reitbahnviertel and the University campus, for example with the greening of the train tracks and tree plantation. With the tram lines C13, C14, and C15, the regions Hainichen, Mittweida, and Burgstädt are now connected to the auditorium building of the Chemnitz University non-stop. Additionally, the ring bus line 82 connects the university campus with the Südbahnhof, Kaßberg, Schloßchemnitz, the SACHSEN-ALLEE, the CFC arena, Sonnenberg, and Lutherviertel.

Matthias Fejes
05.12.2017

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