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Zwickau

Zwickau is closely related to the Romantic composer Robert Schumann and the history of car manufacturing, all to be discovered during an inspiring weekend in Saxony’s fourth largest city.

Day 1 in Zwickau: Friday

Check-in, tourist information and a nice meal – get your bearings on your first day in Zwickau.

Innenräume des Museums mit verschiedenen Oldtimern die vor unterschiedlichen Kulissen stehen wie zum Beispiel einem Hoteleingang© Kultour Z.
Zwickau offers ample accommodation options. Some of the hotels can be found behind historic walls or are set in green spaces outside town, but there are also pretty rooms in the middle of the old town. After check-in, head straight to the tourist office to get all the information you need for your stay, including which of the many small cafés in town are particularly worth visiting!
Mittelalterliches Wohnensemble© Kultour Z.
Very special: The priests' houses in Zwickau are the oldest ensemble of residential ensemble still standing in Germany. Interested in a couple more facts? The origins of the priests’s houses go back to the 13th century when the priests and preachers of St Mary's Cathedral lived here. This is the place to get a taste of Zwickau in Medieval times!
Blick auf das Zwickauer Rathaus© Kultour Z.
Travelling makes you hungry: After arriving in Zwickau, your first walk through town and having visited the historic priests' houses, it‘s time for dinner in one of the many restaurants to choose from. From "Alte Münze" to "Ergebirgsblick", from home cooking in "Zum Schluckspecht" to a schnitzel paradise – Zwickau offers you a wide range of gastronomic options.

Day 2 in Zwickau: Saturday

First a guided city tour, then on to music: Robert Schumann is Zwickau‘s most famous son.

Menschen besuchen Stände auf dem Kornmarkt in Zwickau. © KultourZ
The best way to get to know the sights of a city is on a guided tour. Zwickau offers more than 20 different themed tours, including "Time Travel to the Middle Ages" and "Zwickau Winter Magic“. The choice is yours!
In einem Zimmer im Robert Schumann Haus steht ein großer Flügel.© KultourZ
Time to visit one of the most important people in Zwickau: In the Robert Schumann House, one of Germany‘s most beautiful museums dedicated to music, you can learn all about the life and work of the world-famous composer who was born in Zwickau. Among others, the museum houses over 4000 of the master's original manuscripts.
An der Mulde fahren Fahrradfahrer. Am Ufer steht das Schloss Osterstein. © KultourZ
Time for a walk, preferably in the idyllic Swan Pond Park or the MuldeParadies (Mulde paradise) park. The latter, named after the local Mulde river, is one of the most beautiful public parks in Germany, with a river stage, many quiet zones and some historical elements worth seeing.
Terrassensaal im Jugenstil mit einem Pianisten auf der Bühne© Kultour Z.
There's always something going on in Zwickau, be it concerts at the Stadthalle event space or the Neue Welt concert and ball hall. The open-air stage at the Schwanenteich pond or the Gasometer are also good event venues. Get information at the tourist office!

Day 3 in Zwickau: Sunday

You cannot leave Zwickau without having visited the August Horch Museum.

Eine Besucherin betrachtet fasziniert einen Oldtimer© Kultour Z.
The August Horch Museum where you can experience the history of 115 years of car manufacturing in Zwickau, is not just for car buffs. The museum is located at the historic birthplace of Audi, the same factory where later DKW and Trabant cars were manufactured. It is the only one of its kind to be housed in a former production site with a huge exhibition space of 6500 square metres – lots to see including many vintage cars!
Gruppe sitzt in einem Café zusammen© Kultour Z.
We recommend staying on site and stopping by the “August Horch Restaurant” for a snack or full on three-course menu. Whatever it might be, enjoy and keep Zwickau in good memory!

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