Meerane – Home to Many Important Historical People
Location: In the North-West of the District of Zwickau
In a highly populated area of eastern Germany, the city is at the north-western edge of the Ore Mountains Basin close to Thuringia. It is just north of Zwickau and 17 kilometers south of Altenburg. There is an important river in town called the Meerchen and a stream that runs through the east of the city. The town sits on the railway line Glauchau Schönbörnchen-Gössnitz.
Business: Important Industrial Background
Since the beginning of the 19th century, industrial work was a crucial part of the economy. It is industry that continues to be important, particularly when it comes to textiles and the related, such as dyeing and tanneries. The automotive sector has been a growing lucrative business since the late 1800s, and there are now many companies located here, like Brose and Borsig ZM Compression.
Culture: Historical Architecture, Museums, and Memorials
18th and 19th century architecture remains prevalent throughout Meerane, giving visitors a look into the past. Many buildings have been restored and others are city buildings resembling what this city looked like at its Renaissance peak. For a deeper look into the town’s history and even prehistory, the Old Town Hall now houses a museum dedicated to the town's story.
Activities: Carnival Culture, Sports, and Parks
Since the 1980s, Meerane has been at the center of the region's carnival culture after the establishment of many carnival clubs. Several notable performances have occurred here, including those of daredevils and other exciting and unique acts taken from the Swiss carnival traditions. Sports are also important here, with a football club and a hockey association. For a more quiet or romantic activity, walk through one of the many beautifully landscaped parks in town.