Chemnitz (known as Karl-Marx-Stadt between 1953 and 1990) is located in Eastern Germany and is the third-largest city in the Free State of Saxony after Leipzig and Dresden. The city is famous for its art collections (Kunstsammlungen), the industrial museum that reflects its history of a flourishing industry, the Kaßberg – one of Germany’s largest residential Wilhelminian/Art Nouveau neighborhoods – and not least its 7.10-metre head of Karl Marx, the Karl Marx Monument. Over the next two years there will be much more to discover in Chemnitz, because the city will be a  European Capital of Culture in 2025.