Of cars and culture

Zwickau: Welcome to the Robert Schumann town

With quaint pubs, fine dining, hotels ranging from cosy to classy, shopping, beautiful parks and museums, Zwickau has much to offer. It is also closely related to the history of car manufacturing as one August Horch in 1904 founded a company in town which later became Audi. The museum bearing his name provides fascinating insights into the world of cars, including many iconic models such as the Wanderer or Trabant.

Zwickau is also home to the romantic composer Robert Schumann, and his birthplace on the market square is now a museum dedicated to his life and work. With a history going back 900 years history, Zwickau is also full of architectural treasures, such as the mighty St. Mary's Cathedral standing next to some priests' houses from the 13th century. The 500-year-old Gewandhaus theatre, the town hall and the Johannisbad spa are also worth visiting.

48 hours in Zwickau

Unique architectural monuments, exciting museums, and culinary delights. Take a look at the most beautiful sights, things to do and insider tips for a long weekend in Zwickau!

„Without enthusiasm, nothing right can be achieved in art. ”
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856), German composer of the Romantic era

Our insider tips

  • Zwickau features a unique ensemble of architecture from the Art Nouveau and German Gründerzeit period of the late 19th century style including the Johannisbad spa and the “Neue Welt” concert and ball hall, which houses a gorgeous Art Nouveau space.

  • Zwickau Art Collections: The town’s eminent art collections in the Max Pechstein Museum combine art and natural history collections in an imposing, listed building.

  • St. Mary´s Cathedral: Over 800 years of eventful history have left their mark on Zwickau‘s largest church. Valuable pictures and works of art adorn its interior including a winged altar from 1479, a vesper picture from around 1502 and a double spiral stone. Very much worth seeing!

  • Johannisbad spa: architectural gem from the second half of the 19th century, combining Art Nouveau and neo-Gothic style with a touch of oriental bathing culture.

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