Chemnitz and the Estonian city of Tartu want to work together as future European Capitals of Culture. Tartu will hold the title next year, Chemnitz will be in 2025. On Sunday, Saxony’s Minister of Culture, Barbara Klepsch (CDU) and Chemnitz Mayor for Culture Dagmar Ruscheinsky (independent) traveled to Estonia to explore possibilities for cooperation. In addition to Tartu, a visit to the capital Tallinn is also on the agenda until next Tuesday. Saxony is currently presenting itself as the partner country of the German Spring Festival in Estonia.
The cultural highlight of the trip is a concert by the quintet Fraction5 – an ensemble from the Saxony State Youth Jazz Orchestra – together with young Estonian musicians in Tallinn. The German Spring, directed by the German Embassy and the Goethe Institute, includes events on art, culture, vocational training, science and the German language. A whole series of Saxon artists are guests. The spectrum ranges from mountain music to dance performances.