The city of Zwickau with the surrounding Zwickau region is located in south-western Saxony. The area borders Thuringia, the Vogtlandkreis district, the Erzgebirgskreis district, Chemnitz and the Mittelsachsen district. Holidays in Zwickau and the surrounding region are relaxing and varied.
For a more precise illustration of the holiday region around Zwickau, here is a small map:
Zwickau is the largest city in the district, with about 90,000 inhabitants. Coal was mined in the region for almost 800 years, and Zwickau became the centre of the Zwickau coalfield.
This is also the cradle of the Saxon car industry. As early as the beginning of the 20th century, the Horch and Audi car factories were founded in Zwickau, which later became Auto Union and Sachsenring-Werke. After reunification, Volkswagen AG moved to Zwickau, continuing a tradition in the region that goes back over 100 years.
Zwickau also has a lot to offer culturally. Robert Schumann was born here and you can follow in his footsteps everywhere in the city.
The Zwickau region includes a number of towns and villages. Each of them has something special and offers the holidaymaker a varied time:
Crimmitschau, for example, is a town where the textile industry has a long tradition. Here you can take a look at textile crafts and Oberlungwitz is home to the textile and especially the hosiery industry. Hohenstein-Ernstthal is the birthplace of Karl May. Waldenburg is not only known for its castle, here you can stroll through small dreamy alleys and visit the famous pottery market. And if you are looking for the longest village in Saxony, you have to go to Mülsen.
Holidays in the Zwickau region
In Saxony there is the Museum-Naturalienkabinett Waldenburg (natural history cabinet), an impressive historical collection with numerous objects from the field of nature and astronomical and physical equipment, as well as arts and crafts exhibits from the Baroque period.
City trip to Zwickau
For me, Zwickau was always linked to the topic of "cars" and so we were also drawn to the August Horch Museum. This automobile museum in Zwickau is located on the European Route of Industrial Culture and depicts the history of automobile manufacturing in the city.
There are many swimming pools. Some are practical and unspectacular, others large and equipped with many different offerings - and there is the Johannisbad in Zwickau. A place that welcomes its visitors with charm, a swimming pool to feel good in.
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Travel information for the Zwickau region
The nearest major airport is located about 35 kilometres north of Zwickau in Leipzig.
There is a small commercial airfield to the west of the town.
There is a railway station in Zwickau which is served by domestic trains. Some of the surrounding towns can be reached by train from Zwickau.
Various long-distance bus lines travel to Zwickau daily. There are connections to Berlin, Dresden, the Baltic Sea resorts and Munich.
The Zwickau region is easily accessible via the A4 and A72 motorways. In addition, the federal roads 93, 173 and 175 run through the area.
The Mulderadweg and Silberstaße cycle paths run through the region.
The Luther Way, the Way of St. James, the Saxon Way of St. James and the Via Imperii lead through the Zwickau region.
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Zwickau has a three-rail track. The Zwickau tram and the Vogdlandbahn run here as far as the city centre.
Local public transport
The tram has been running through Zwickau since 1894. The service has been extended over time and today tram and bus lines also run through the city.
Regional bus lines travel into the surrounding countryside.
There are numerous paid parking spaces around the inner city area of Zwickau.
The region around Zwickau is best explored by car. Many of the small towns are served by bus, but the buses run very infrequently.
The inner city area of Zwickau can be easily explored on foot.