Zschopau's historical town centre is characterized by its precious streets, especially within the areas of Ludwig-Würkert-Straße, Lange Straße and the market square. The extraordinary density of town houses, which are part of the cultural heritage, derive from the 2nd half of the 18th century.
At the beginning of the 20th century, high quality shops in the style of historicism were built. The most remarkable buildings are:
The New Town Hall
The New Town Hall is an impressive building situated at the front of the western part of the market square. Two remarkable stairways lead to a beautiful portal made of stone. Due to its renaissance style, it indicates that the building has been erected as a noble house in 1561. Because most parts of the building burnt down, the current architecture of the New Town Hall is characterized by a baroque style since it was reconstructed in 1751.
The industrialisation commenced in Zschopau in the 19th century with the development of a spinning mill by Johann Jacob Bodemeer. Contemporary signs of these times can be found by walking along Spinnereistaße, at the complex Bodemer House, the "Kutscherhaus" (lit. coachman's house) and its barn.