The people of Chemnitz are mad about sport. People can be actively involved in sports in more than 181 clubs.
The international Chemnitz city running race and various inline skating events are just two of the popular sports happenings for amateur athletes.
Many stadiums, halls and pools provide a variety of opportunities for sporting activities and relaxation. The Wasserschloss Klaffenbach Chemnitz golf club has had a 9-hole course since the spring of 2001.
Film buffs among Chemnitz residents can choose between several large cinemas and various independent club cinemas.
A lively club and music scene ensures that Chemnitz night life is underpinned by music. The Chemnitz sound ranges from jazz to salsa and even rock and hip hop - there is plenty to suit any taste.
Traditional Christmas flair and the Christmas market in Chemnitz attract tens of thousands of visitors to the city from near and far every year.
The scenically attractive Erzgebirge Mountains are located right on the city's doorstep and are a tourist magnet in summer and in winter. There are outdoor recreation and sports facilities and plenty of excursion destinations just a few kilometres from the city.
The unique Saxon castle region with its rich heritage stemming from a turbulent 1000 years of history lies to the north of Chemnitz.