40 days in Chemnitz & Leipzig Itinerary

40 days in Chemnitz & Leipzig Itinerary

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Chemnitz
— 36 nights
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Chemnitz

— 36 nights
Chemnitz, known from 1953 to 1990 as Karl-Marx-Stadt, is the third-largest city in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. Schauplatz Eisenbahn has been added to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Albrechtsburg Castle and Burg Kriebstein. Bring the kids along to Dom zu Meissen and Wasserschloss Klaffenbach. Venture out of the city with trips to Kupferhammer Museum Saigerhuette (in Olbernhau), Neuhausen (Schloss Purschenstein & Nussknackermuseum) and Sachsisches Brauereimuseum (in Rechenberg-Bienenmuehle). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, enjoy the sand and surf at Flussbad Hainbadestelle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica, Cistercian Monastery and Library, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Der Sonnenberg.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Chemnitz trip itinerary maker site.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Dresden Airport, Leipzig/Halle Airport and Erfurt Airport. In June in Chemnitz, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Leipzig.

Things to do in Chemnitz

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Leipzig

— 3 nights

Little Paris

Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Mendelssohn-Haus Leipzig, admire the masterpieces at Grassi Museum, then browse the different shops at Hauptbahnhof Leipzig, then buy something for everyone on your list at Hoefe am Bruehl, and finally make a trip to Platz an der Thomasgasse. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildpark Leipzig, don't miss a visit to Statue of Mephisto and Faust, explore the world behind art at Museum der Bildenden Kunste, then take an in-depth tour of Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Leipzig, then contemplate the long history of Das Chemnitzer Rathaus, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche).

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Traveling by car from Chemnitz to Leipzig takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Chemnitz in July since evenings lows in Leipzig dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Leipzig

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip