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The Kappel district, with its many faces and stories, represents movement: from the takeoff at the former Ikarus airport, through the upheavals in the former Fritz-Heckert area after reunification, to the transformation of the industrial areas along Zwickauer Street. The connection to the world through the Chemnitz Trade Fair or the rediscovery of the former public transport depot as a garage campus as part of the European Capital of Culture. The program brings us movement, snacks, and games and gives us an insight into the neighborhood's past! It will be intense, funny, sporty, and windy!


SCHLiNGEL's short film friends travel in high spirits – join in, watch, and be amazed!

10:00 - 11:00 Uhr 

Ort: Kinderfilmhaus SCHLiNGEL, Neefestraße 99

Mit: Kinder- und Jugendfilmdienst SCHLiNGEL

We are taking off. SCHLiNGEL's little heroes will take you into their worlds. With courage, charm, and a bit of trickery, you'll discover some things only at second glance. Bring all your loved ones along, because together is better than alone. A short film program from the International Film Festival for Children and Young Audiences SCHLiNGEL, recommended for children aged 4 to 10 years. Family-friendly, restrooms available.

Foto: SCHLiNGEL Kinder- und Jugendfilmdienst


Tour through the Heckert-Gebiet

10:00 - 12:30 Uhr 

Startpunkt: wird nach der Anmeldung mitgeteilt (ist gut mit ÖPNV erreichbar) 

Mit: Offener Prozess

The neighborhood walk focuses on the architectural, social, and political history of the Fritz-Heckert area. A thematic emphasis is placed on the district as a place to live, a space for networking, and a crime scene of the NSU complex.

Registration required:

Language: German

Foto: Ernesto Uhlmann


Mapping Workshop on Ikarus Boulevard

11:00 - 14:00 Uhr 

Ort: Ikarus Boulevard, Höhe Dr.-Salvador-Allende-Straße 32 (am Festivalzentrum)

Mit: Raum.Collect

The initiative Raum.Collect has created a RaumBox with various methods for mapping places. For example, you can write a story about how someone experiences the place or count the park benches. The mapped area is Ikarus Boulevard, a place rich with many stories. Participation encouraged, accessible.

Foto: Raum.Collect

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Wonder in Kappel: A Underpass Transformed

12:00 - 14:00 Uhr 

Ort: Gehweg-Unterführung Stollberger Straße (am alten Flughafen)

Mit: Lisa Legain und Benjamin Butter

The two artists, Lisa and Benjamin, are transforming a pedestrian underpass, redesigning a section of it. Experience how art is created and how it transforms public space.

Foto: Benjamin Butter


Tour: "New Life for Old Houses!"

13:00 - 14:30 Uhr 

Startpunkt: Straßenbahnmuseum Chemnitz, Zwickauer Str. 164

"New Life for Old Houses" aptly describes the goals of the agency "StadtWohnen." In 2024, the municipal project begins on Zwickauer Street, offering consultations for users, interested parties, and property owners. On Sunday, we will present key focus areas in this district during the tour.

Language: German

Foto: StadtWohnen Chemnitz


Food in a flash: The Schnittchen Service

12:00 - 17:00 Uhr 

Ort: mal hier mal da im Viertel

During the day, the "Schnittchen Service" will be roaming the neighborhood to provide you with snacks. Why Schnittchen? Schnittchen offer a delicious variety of flavors for every palate, are perfect for sharing, and are especially enjoyable in good company.

Foto: Pixabay

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Lecture: "Trade Union Work and Environmental Protection"

14:30 - 16:00 Uhr 

Ort: Straßenbahnmuseum, Zwickauer Str. 164

How do trade union work and environmental protection fit together? That's a question pondered by the folks at "wirfahrenzusammen," and they find that they fit together very well! The alliance introduces itself against the backdrop of the tram museum. They show us why it's important for public transport workers to consider climate protection, and conversely, why the climate protection movement should include workers' interests in public transport. Restrooms available.

Foto: Johannes Richter


Foto: Tim Schaufuß

Art Exhibition: "It's All Part of the Process"

14:00 - 18:00 Uhr 

Ort: Chemnitzer Kunstfabrik, Neefestraße 82

Tim Schaufuß has explored what emerges when he uses and mixes various media, without knowing from the outset what kind of work will result. Many of the images were created spontaneously, focusing on the process of creation. Family-friendly, accessible, bilingual. Restrooms available.

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Foto: Stadtfabrikanten e.V.

Flight Object Building Workshop: "The Dream of Flying"

15:00 - 18:00 Uhr 

Ort: Deutsches SPIELEmuseum, Neefestraße 78A

Mit: Stadtfabrikanten e.V.

In this workshop, we'll build a variety of flight objects with you. From paper airplanes with different flying distances to fire-spitting dragons, your creativity knows no bounds. And we have a special treat: later in the program, there will be a flight object throwing contest at the festival center, followed by a communal dinner. Before and after the workshop, you can also visit the Games Museum.

Participation encouraged, family-friendly, bilingual.

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"From table to table" - Guerrilla Table Tennis Tour

17:00 - 19:00 Uhr 

Startpunkt: Ikarus Empfangshalle, Stollberger Str. 100

Mit: Forum:Wandlung

"We're jumping from table to table! The Dresden initiative FOR

has built a mobile ping pong table. Different, faster, table-ready. From the stark parking lot desert to the cozy courtyard, we invite you to join in a spirited doubles or round-robin on the table. The tour is accompanied by the song cycle 'Heckertgebiet' by 'Die Doritz'.

Bilingual, participatory, family-friendly.

Foto: Forum:Wandlung


"Tour: 50 Years of the Fritz-Heckert-Gebiet"

17:00 - 18:30 Uhr 

Start: Ikarus Boulevard, Höhe Dr.-Salvador-Allende-Straße 32 (am Festivalzentrum)

Mit: Gabriele Meinel

For the 50th anniversary of the Fritz-Heckert-Gebiet, Gabriele Meinel invites you on a tour through Kappel. How did the area come into existence? What were the underlying ideas? What remains today? Explore a section of the former GDR's third-largest prefabricated housing estate.

Language: German 

Foto: Johannes Richter


Flight Objects Presentation and Long Throw

18:00 - 20:00 Uhr 

Ort: Ikarus Boulevard, Höhe Dr.-Salvador-Allende-Straße 32 (am Festivalzentrum) (am Festivalzentrum)

Get ready, take a deep breath, and take off! Here, visitors can admire and marvel at the results of the Flight Object Building Workshop "The Dream of Flying." Participants can also showcase their flying skills. Everyone who joins in will receive a small surprise from us.

Participation encouraged, family-friendly, bilingual, accessible.


Dinner with a Sandwich Buffet and Cold Platters

18:00 - 21:00 Uhr 

Ort: Ikarus Boulevard, Höhe Dr.-Salvador-Allende-Straße 32 (am Festivalzentrum)

On the last day of the festival, we invite you once again to join us for dinner! There will be delicious sandwiches, tempting cold platters, and a very special treat: cookies decorated in a record-style design, perfect for snacking and decorating. Feel free to bring picnic blankets! We will also offer vegan and gluten-free options.

Family-friendly, bilingual, accessible.

Foto: Pixabay


"Flight to the Sun" - Silent Disco Through the Neighborhood

21:00 - 23:00 Uhr 

Start: Ikarus Boulevard, Höhe Dr.-Salvador-Allende-Straße 32 (am Festivalzentrum)

Let's head to the final dance on this exciting Sunday! The STAUNT Festival bids farewell with a Silent Disco Dance Parade "Flight to the Sun" through Kappel. Feel free to bring your own headphones; you'll receive the finest selection of music right into your ears.

PS: Headphones will also be available for loan on-site.

Participation encouraged, accessible, bilingual.

Foto: Bordsteinlobby e.V.

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