• Villa Esche in Chemnitz
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Function and Form

Only at the beginning of the 20th century did architects manage to attract the attention of society with their industrial buildings. Many outstanding industrial buildings were built in Saxony, the heartland of German industrialization. Due to lack of investment in GDR times much has remained of what in the west was demolished and/or modernized. But not only the old factory buildings are fascinating, but also the numerous villas of their former owners and the residential settlements and infrastructure created by the owners for their workers and their families. In this way, total works of art were created such as the Villa Esche in Chemnitz and icons of modernism like the Haus Schminke in Löbau and the Church of Reconciliation in Leipzig, and also whole ensembles like the first German garden city in the Dresden suburb of Hellerau.

Sights

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Bridge

Blue Wonder

01326 Dresden

What was once was created out of sheer necessity and was unloved, is today one of the landmarks of Dresden and regarded as a technical masterpiece.

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Museum

The ZeitWerkStadt Adventure Museum

09669 Frankenberg/Sa.

Next year, Saxony's new interactive adventure museum will be opened in Frankenberg, Germany, which will focus on the history of our Free State.

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Cultural and Event Location

Hellerau Garden City and “Deutsche Werkstätten”

01109 Dresden

The first German garden city - Real utopia and tradition of craftsmanship

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Bridge

Göltzsch Viaduct

08468 Reichenbach

The largest brick bridge in the world and its "smaller" sister are masterpieces of German engineering and are still used today.

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Schminke House

02708 Löbau

Revolutionary architecture in the east of Saxony: Monument of Modernism, built by Hans Scharoun in 1933.

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King Frederick Augustus Tower

02708 Löbau

From the only surviving cast-iron lookout tower in Europe and probably the oldest cast-iron tower in the world you have a beautiful view over the Upper Lusatia.

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Villa Esche in Chemnitz

09120 Chemnitz

The art nouveau villa with park was designed in 1903 by Henry van de Velde as a total work of art for Herbert Esche.

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