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January 29, 2018

Chemnitz at 875: history, industry, culture

in History/Society
The big Karl Marx head in Chemnitz, formerly Karl Marx Stadt. (Photo: public domain)
The big Karl Marx head in Chemnitz, formerly Karl Marx Stadt. (Photo: public domain)

Known not only for its big Karl Marx head (the “Nischel” in Saxonian), Chemnitz now has around 240,000 inhabitants and a quite important technical university, where 25% of students (!) are international. The city happens to be celebrating its 875th jubilee and is vying to become a European Capital of Culture.

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