Zwickau – A proud city of history and technological innovation
Location: Joining Saxony, Bavaria, and the Czech Republic
Conveniently situated in the Saxon Triangle with excellent links to nearby Bavaria and the Czech Republic, Zwickau is home to nearly 100,000 people. It is at one end of Saxony's 'Silver Road’ that connects it to Dresden, and is the longest tourist route of the region. The heights of the Ore Mountains, rising to 1214 metres, form the background to the city's valley location and offer winter sport locations within easy travelling distance.
Business: An important city in economics and technology
The economic centre of the region, providing employment via the automobile industry for over a century. The city has many hotels offering services to the business traveller, and within a short distance can be found world-class exhibition centres and conference facilities. There are two airports within reasonable travelling distances, Dresden (120 kilometres) and Leipzig-Halle (134 kilometres).
Culture: It's not all cars and engineering
Whilst the region is noted for the car industry, it also has a rich history dating back to the 7th Century. The numerous castles, historic buildings, art galleries, and museums tell their own tale of the city and the surrounding area. Zwickau also hosts famous stage and music productions in the many varied venues that range from open-air amphitheatres to small, cosy independent theatres.
Activities: Over 200 venues to meet up
A small town centre does not mean you will struggle to find something to do. There are over 200 restaurants, bars, cafés, and clubs for you to sample whilst you take in the delightful 17th and 18th Century architecture amongst the boutiques and shops. Take a coffee and people watch from a pavement bistro, or feel the beat of the music through the night in a busy club until the early hours—the choice is up to you.