Festival of Lights
Zwickau is celebrating its 900 years anniversary in 2018. Its highlight was a festival weeks in may which included a public Festival of Lights. During that week more than 20 buildings and objects in the city were subjected to light projections – most of them centred around the market square. So here we see from left to right projections on the Gewandhaus, the City Hall, the Stephan-Roth-Haus and the Robert-Schumann-Haus (with two historical commercial buildings without projections between).
Stephan Roth Haus
Almost the same streetscape view of the Marketsquare of Zwickau can be found in our archive in another nightview without light installations. There you will find further infos about the concert house Gewandhaus and the City Hall of Zwickau. Not as prominently lit in the other panorama we can focus on the other two prominent buildings here. The Stephan-Roth-House is also called the “Handtuch” (towel) and is the narrowest building of Zwickau. It was errected in 1534 for the town chronicler and school headmaster Stephan Roth. He came to Zwickau as a close friend of Martin Luther and had large influence on the reformation and its progress in Zwickau.
Robert Schumann Haus
The building at the right edge once was home to a book shop and distributor led by the father of composer Robert Schumann. It was here that young Robert was born on June 8th in 1810. Today it is a museum and event venue, which amongst other highlights shows the birth room of Robert Schumann in original furniture of the family.
Published with kind permission by the city Zwickau.