Chemnitz as a "City of Modernity" is a town with many faces. The third
largest city in Saxony with about 242.000 inhabitants possesses modern
architecture drawing a line to jewels of classical modernism.
Art and culture are modern: in earlier times with the expressionist
artist Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, who was born in Chemnitz, or the Bauhaus
school's icon Marianne Brandt. The Gunzenhauser Museum is today home of
around 2.500 artworks of classical modernism.
Going one's own way, a new way of thinking and do unusual things, makes
the city and its people successful. For example the first mild detergent were invented here.