Culture & Tourism

Welcome to the automotive and Robert Schumann city

Spanning more than 900 years, the history of Saxony's fourth-largest town is marked by mining, the Reformation and great personalities such as the composer Robert Schumann, the engineer and automotive pioneer August Horch and the artist Max Pechstein.

Experience this in an impressive way in the museums of the city. Priesterhäuser, KUNSTSAMMLUNGEN ZWICKAU with the newly opened Max Pechstein Museum and the Schumann House invite you to discover Zwickau through its culture.

On the former premises of A. Horch & Cie. Motorwagenwerke AG, you can experience the great history of automotive construction, from Horch to Audi, Auto Union and Trabant to Volkswagen.

While strolling through the elaborately renovated old town around St. Marien Cathedral you will find numerous restaurants, cafés and shops. Along the way, you will walk in the footsteps of Martin Luther and Robert Schumann. The two circular routes lead right through the heart of Zwickau and point out the town's history with information boards at important places with little anecdotes.

Theatre fans will get their money's worth in the Gewandhaus on the main market square. The multi-genre venue of the Plauen Zwickau Theatre offers a varied programme with drama, music theatre, ballet and concerts. The renowned puppet theatre is particularly popular with younger audiences.

The nearby MuldeParadies on the river of the same name invites you to take relaxing walks, bike rides and have fun on the sports and playground along its green banks.