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Ranked 13 of 56 things to do in Chemnitz. Attraction details Recommended length of visit: Reviewed 23 September Elena I Sofia, Bulgaria. Write a Review Reviews See what travellers are saying: Reviewed 30 September Reviewed 13 February Ask Hocico about Die Theater Chemnitz. Reviewed 18 October via mobile. Reviewed 18 October Reviewed 11 October Jurid K Frankenberg, Germany. Christoph Dittrich, the director of the Chemnitz Theater, spoke with DW about how the city's cultural scene is confronting the events of the past few weeks.
The demonstrations were sparked by a deadly brawl that broke out in the German city of Chemnitz in the early hours of Sunday August What started out as a war of words resulted in a year-old man being stabbed to death. Hours later, spontaneous, anti-migrant protests took over the streets of Chemnitz. A German-Cuban man was stabbed in an altercation involving 10 people, several of whom were of "various nationalities," police sources said. The victim, named only as Daniel H. Two men in their 30s were also stabbed and seriously injured, and a year-old Iraqi and year-old Syrian are in custody over the killing.
By Sunday afternoon, some people had gathered to protest the man's death, including far-right groups. Authorities said the crowd was largely uncooperative and threw bottles at police officers. Police reinforcements had to be called in from nearby cities. The mobilizations were spontaneous and are thought to have surfaced following calls to demonstrate on social media. German authorities said that that far-right groups spread misinformation on the internet.
Among the false claims was that the victim of the knife attack died protecting a woman. Thousands of far-right and counterdemonstrators faced off in a second day of protest Monday. Several people were injured as objects and fireworks were hurled. Counter-demonstrators denouncing right-wing extremism also took to the streets of Chemnitz. Among the protesters were Antifa, who clashed with right-wing demonstrators. How much damage has been done to the city's image in recent days?
Theater Chemnitz is the municipal theatre organization of Chemnitz, Germany. Performances of Vasco de Gama, an early version of Meyerbeer's L'Africaine, was named Wiederentdeckung des Jahres (Rediscovery of the year) in by. will take effect – free tickets to museums – and Theater fans can hope for last- minute seats. Museums in Chemnitz, including the five city museums (in German): (Author: Timon Ostermeier, Translation: Sarah Wilson).
I have to speak bluntly: Perhaps that phrase is not even strong enough. The images of Chemnitz that have gone around the world are already having tangible effects. We've heard of companies that don't want to allow their foreign employees to travel to Chemnitz any longer, of doctors who were about to take up positions in the hospitals and who aren't coming now. It's a terrible situation, quite unlike ordinary daily life in Chemnitz.
Our experience here is one of good solidarity and coexistence. The Technical University has the highest percentage of foreign students of all the universities in Saxony. The local industries are hungry for the workers who come here from abroad. Standing next to extremists giving the Nazi salute is just completely unacceptable. It fills us with sadness that someone was killed.
How hashtags shape German politics. For one thing, culture is always an appeal to humanity and against racism and extremism — a force inherent in all art. Also, we now have an even greater need for cultural offerings that enable audience participation. What culture can also do is connect people via national and international networks. Straight away, we got so many calls from artist colleagues from all over Germany.
That interest underscores the fact this is a task for the whole of society; it's not only about Chemnitz. More than 65, people turned out for the wirsindmehr literally "we are more" concert in Chemnitz to protest against neo-Nazi violence. Speaking at the start of the show, organizers said they wanted to show there was "no place in Chemnitz for Nazis. The concert came after days of far-right anti-migrant protests took hold of the eastern German city following the death of a year-old German man.
Punters waved colorful signs with messages of welcome and love as they walked into the concert. The show opened with a minute of silence in honor of Daniel H.
We're not laboring under the illusion that you hold a concert and the world is saved," said Kraftklub singer Felix Brummer. But it's "important to show that you're not alone," he added. One of Germany's most famous punk bands, Die Toten Hosen, headlined the show. We can learn a great deal from the experience of Dresden, among others.
However, between spring and autumn there is an increased risk of contracting illnesses caused by ticks, such as Lyme disease and tick-borne encephalitis TBE. Add to travel planner. Next year, additional institutions including the Archaeology Museum smac could potentially also be considered for the program. Reviewed 18 October via mobile. Log in to get trip updates and message other travellers. We can learn a great deal from the experience of Dresden, among others. Chemnitz , Saxony , Germany.
But we're not starting from scratch in Chemnitz, either. Take the example of Chemnitz Peace Day, when we commemorate the destruction of the city on March 5, For many years right-wing extremists tried to misuse the city as a venue for marches on that day. We succeeded in preventing this, thanks to the collaboration of many groups from the fields of sport, education, culture and business.
We already have excellent networks here that will now need to be reactivated. A long time before the rioting in Chemnitz, the city decided to put itself forward to be the European Capital of Culture How did that come about? The title of European Capital of Culture isn't meant to be a beauty contest. It's much more about strengthening a sense of pride and the experience of cultural coexistence.
It was always an industrial town without much prestige.