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.