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The Saxon town named Zwickau is internationally renowned due to the fact the world-famous pianist and composer Robert Schumann has been born here. The house-museum of the famous composer is located right beside the town hall. The house, in which has lived the great composer and his wife Clara Vikki, a famous pianist, has become the center of international music competitions. The name of Thomas Munzer is also associated with this town as he has made his famous preaches here. Another interesting building is the house of Gewandhaus cloth guild. This house was built in 1522-1525. Today the city theater is located in this building. You will also find a town hall located just next to it. The decoration of the town hall was created in fifteenth - sixteenth centuries. The clocks with moving figures are particularly popular among tourists.
St Mary's Cathedral was built in 1200. During its history it has survived in several fires, but each time it has been restored. Nowadays the cathedral is still made in the style of the 15th – 16th centuries. The cathedra (Renaissance style) and altar with a cross made of crystal (late Gothic style) are the main decorations of the cathedral. Don’t forget to look at ancient tombstones. Katharinenkirche is, of course, another attraction of the city.
Lovers of automotive history certainly know Zwickau as the birthplace of unforgettable Trabant. The small car, which has caused much laughter in Germany, has now become almost a cult.

In the historical building that has been occupied by the Audi Plant before includes the Museum of August Horch today. It is devoted to the works of the world-famous engineer, thanks to whom many outstanding German cars have been created. The museum collection includes rare cars. All the visitors can be in the driver’s seat and take memorable pictures here. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
When walking through the city, you can see a lot of spectacular historical constructions of different periods. The fascinating monument in the late Gothic style is Dünnebierhaus. This luxurious mansion was built in 1480. The natives often called this historical building the Wedding House. The matter is that marriages are registered here now.
The architectural complex Priesterhäuser has a great value too. It consists of four buildings built in the 13th century. Remarkably, in these old buildings are local people’s flats located now. This architectural complex is one of the oldest in Germany. Until the 19th century, only minor orders lived in these houses but then everything has changed. On particular days, you can take an excursion around the old buildings and admire their interior.
Those who love relaxing in the open air should stroll along the Schwanenteichpark. It is one of the most beautiful parks in the city. Its main value is the lake. When walking here, you can admire not only age-old trees, but also symbolic monuments dedicated to different historical events.
The most interesting district for walks in Zwickau is Nordvorstadt. It is distinguished by the diversity of unique architectural monuments. Here, you can see the most luxurious building in the modern style. Today, many historical buildings house art galleries, shops and restaurants.
The main cultural center of the city is Alte Gasometer that will impress everyone with the events held here. There are literary evenings, theatrical performances, concerts, and fiery cabaret. The center is a place where contemporary art exhibitions are organized. Most of the interesting events are held here on great national holidays.

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Survived castles around Zwickau
♥   Castle 'Osterstein Castle' , 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Blankenhain Castle' , 17.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Mylau Castle' , 19.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Altenburg' , 31.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Gnandstein Castle' , 34.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Goseck Circle

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These have led the scientists to the idea that the old astronomical observatory could be located on the site of the Goseck circular excavation site. Perhaps such formations helped people to form the exact moon calendar several thousand years ago. If the assumptions of the scholars are confirmed, the Goseck circular excavation facility will be the oldest existing solar observatory on Earth. According to the approximate estimates, the observatory was erected about 4900 years bc. … Read further
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