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Michael Kretschmer (CDU), Minister President of Saxony / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa/Archivbild

Kretschmer wants to remain CDU state leader: Vote

Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer wants to lead the CDU in Saxony for another two years. To this end, he is running for the chairmanship again at the state party conference in Chemnitz on Saturday. In the vote two years ago, the now 48-year-old achieved a rather meagre result of around 76 percent. I ..

Rodrigo Pastore, coach of the Niners Chemnitz / Photo: Stefan Puchner/dpa/Archivbild

Chemnitz in the round of 16 of the Fiba Europe Cup ahead of schedule

The Niners Chemnitz basketball team has qualified for the round of 16 of the Fiba Europe Cup ahead of time with its fifth win in its fifth group game. The Bundesliga club defeated Polish representative Spojnia Stargard by a clear 97:75 (41:36) on home court on Wednesday and so remained unbeaten in i ..

Tracks are laid in the ballast bed at a railroad station / Photo: Hauke-Christian Dittrich/dpa/Symbolic image

MRB apologizes for problems on the railroad line

The Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn (MRB) has acknowledged considerable problems on the Leipzig-Chemnitz line and promised to alleviate them. The current situation is "by no means satisfactory and we expressly apologize to our passengers," the company explained on Tuesday in response to a dpa inquiry. The ..

"Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz" is written on the entrance door to the museum on Theaterplatz in Chemnitz / Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa

New museum director wants to tighten the network in the surrounding area

The future head of the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Florence Thurmes, wants to strengthen democratic work and tighten networks in the surrounding area. Her aim is to break down barriers to the museum and appeal to younger generations, said the 42-year-old in Chemnitz on Monday. In terms of a democratic ..

A basketball lies on the court / Photo: Swen Pförtner/dpa/Symbolic image

Niners Chemnitz sign Ousman Krubally

Bundesliga basketball club Niners Chemnitz has once again become active on the transfer market. The management of the Saxons signed Ousman Krubally. The 35-year-old American has signed a contract until the end of this season with the option to extend for a further season. In return, the trial contra ..

View of the facades of residential buildings. / Photo: Nicolas Armer/dpa/iconic image

Living in the museum: exhibition shows archaeology of living

From the well to the bathtub, from the storage pit to the refrigerator: How people live has changed over time. A new exhibition in Chemnitz is therefore dedicated to the home as an important place to live. Exhibits from prominent previous owners are also on display.

Florence Thurmes stands in front of the building of the Chemnitz Art Collections / Photo: Marie-Sophie Roß/Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz/dpa

Art Collections Chemnitz get new general director

Art historian Florence Thurmes will be the new general director of the Chemnitz Art Collections. According to city hall, the 42-year-old was elected by the city council on Wednesday and, as things stand, will take up her new post at the beginning of 2024. She has been head of Dortmund's municipal mu ..

The Israeli flag flies in the wind / Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa/Symbolbild

Around 500 people at pro-Israel rally

Under the motto "Solidarity with Israel", about 500 people gathered in downtown Chemnitz on Tuesday evening. The Jewish community of Chemnitz had called for this, as the Chemnitz police said. The meeting was peaceful and without counter-protests or criminal acts. It lasted a little more than an hour ..

Seats in a movie theater. / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa-central image/dpa/symbol image

Big award ceremony at the end of the children's and youth film festival "Schlingel" in Chemnitz

On Saturday (5:30 p.m.), the children's and youth film festival "Schlingel" in Chemnitz will end with a grand awards ceremony. A total of 23 prizes will be awarded, including the European Children's Film Prize and the main prize of the Saxon State Institute for Private Broadcasting and New Media. There are 57 feature-length films and 69 short films in competition. The festival is already its 28th edition.

A film flap with the inscription "Schlingel", taken at the children's and youth film festival "Schlingel". / Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

"Film ab!" at the festival "Schlingel": 8 world premieres

Since 1996, the "Schlingel" has been attracting young film fans and professional visitors from Germany and abroad to Saxony. According to the organizers, 171 films from 54 countries were selected from around 1200 productions for this year's event.

A film flap with the inscription "Schlingel", taken at the children's and youth film festival "Schlingel". / Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

Film festival "Rascal" starts with eight world premieres

The children's and youth film festival "Schlingel" is expected to attract up to 25,000 visitors to Chemnitz this weekend. 171 films from 54 countries will be shown, including eight world premieres. These include the remake of the cult children's series "Spuk unterm Riesenrad", which will be shown to ..

The former Chemnitzer Verkehrs-AG (CVAG) depot on Zwickauer Strasse in the Kappel district / Photo: Sebastian Willnow/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Archivbild

To nap in concert: hammocks on garage campus

Jacket or pajamas, evening dress or nightgown? This is the question facing concertgoers in Chemnitz this weekend. The future garage campus of the European Capital of Culture 2025 is hosting a sleep concert.

View of the rows of seats in the auditorium of a theater / Photo: Monika Skolimowska/dpa/Symbolic image

Film Festival "Rascal" awaits with eight world premieres

The children's and youth film festival "Schlingel" attracts this year with eight world premieres, including the remake of the classic "Spuk unterm Riesenrad". The flick will be presented on September 24 in the presence of several actors and director Thomas Stuber, informed festival director Michael ..

Rodrigo Pastore on the line / Photo: Federico Gambarini/dpa

Niners coach Pastore wants in top four

Head coach Rodrigo Pastore of the Niners Chemnitz has justified his long-term contract extension with the Saxon basketball league club with big goals. "We have created our own DNA, how we want to play basketball and how we improve as an organization - with our resources. Of course, now everyone is a ..

Participants of a left-wing demonstration gather at the Karl Marx Monument / Photo: Sebastian Willnow/dpa

Hundreds of people at demo against racism in Chemnitz

Five years after the racist riots in Chemnitz, several hundred people demonstrated against right-wing violence. Under the motto "No Forgetting, No Forgiving, No Ending", the Chemnitz Nazi Free Alliance had called for a rally on Saturday followed by a procession. The police had prepared for an operat ..

An employee changes a bobbin with colored yarn in the winding department of a textile company. / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

East German textile industry calls for lower energy prices

The eastern German textile industry is calling on the German government to ensure lower energy prices. The industrial electricity price currently under discussion completely bypasses medium-sized companies, the Association of the North-East German Textile and Clothing Industry (vti) announced on Fri ..

Leon Damer leaves third-division soccer team Hallescher FC to join regional league side Chemnitzer FC / Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa/Archivbild

Leon Damer leaves Halleschen FC and moves to Chemnitz

Leon Damer is leaving third-division soccer club Hallescher FC to join regional league side Chemnitzer FC. The HFC announced this on Friday, the last day of the summer transfer period. After discussions and joint consideration of the sporting prospects, both parties had decided to terminate the cont ..

Chemnitz coach Rodrigo Pastore on the line / Photo: Federico Gambarini/dpa

Niners Chemnitz extend with Coach Pastore until 2026

Basketball Bundesliga club Niners Chemnitz has extended the contract with head coach Rodrigo Pastore ahead of schedule until 2026. This was announced by the club on Thursday. Originally, the working paper of the 50-year-old Argentine was dated until summer next year. "We are very happy and proud at ..

An apple tree grows in a parking lot in the Heckert housing development in Chemnitz, Germany / Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa

Chemnitz: No Apple Tree Parade in the Capital of Culture 2025

The main project, the European Apple Tree Parade, a planned highlight of Chemnitz as European Capital of Culture 2025, has been put on hold. Stefan Schmidtke, executive director of the program, announced Friday that the project will be redesigned in the area of "Living Neighborhood" by the end of th ..

The Chemnitz Industrial Museum / Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/zb/dpa/Archivbild

Creative economy presents itself with work show in Chemnitz

From furniture to jewelry and fashion to toys, Saxony's creative scene is demonstrating its diversity with a new show of works at the Chemnitz Industrial Museum. On display are works by 130 cultural and artistic creators, the museum and the state association of cultural and creative industries annou ..

The entrance to a hotel. / Photo: Jens Büttner/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Symbolbild

Chemnitz decides bed tax from 2024

The Chemnitz City Council has decided to introduce an accommodation tax for visitors. The tax is to be introduced at the turn of the year, the city announced Wednesday. It is to be levied in hotels, motels, inns, guesthouses, vacation accommodations and campgrounds.Full-year guests are to pay five p ..

Figure skater Alyona Savchenko at the photo session. / Photo: Gerald Matzka/dpa/archive image

Good news for Chemnitz: Alyona Savchenko returns as coach

Olympic figure skating champion Alyona Savchenko is returning to her hometown of Chemnitz to work as a coach. Together with her former pairs skating partner Robin Szolkowy, with whom she has won numerous titles, she will look after young figure skaters at the Saxony state base. She also brings two o ..