Here you will find practical tips and further information for your stay.
is a city with a rich history and one of the best-preserved old towns in Central Europe. The city has about 4,000 monuments that attract visitors from all over the world. In 2010, Görlitz
applied to be the European Capital of Culture and reached second place. The city has also developed the "Bridge Park" project along the Lausitzer Neiße and is now applying for the title of UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The historic buildings from the Late Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque periods are the main attractions of Görlitz
. The Neißstraße leads to the Untermarkt with Germany's oldest civic Renaissance building, the Schönhof. Other sights include the Ratsapotheke with Zacharias Scultetus' sundials and the town hall with the twelve-hour clock. The Obermarkt was once a trading area for spices and salt. The Napoleonhaus, Kaisertrutz, and defensive towers are historic buildings that are still preserved. The Straßburg-Passage and Kaufhaus Görlitz
are examples of Art Nouveau architecture.
also has a rich religious history with churches such as St. Peter's Church, Frauenkirche, and Trinity Church. The synagogue in Görlitz
is one of the few surviving synagogues in Germany from before World War II.
There are several libraries in Görlitz
, including the Upper Lusatian Library of Sciences and Görlitz
City Library in an Art Nouveau building. The Scultetus Observatory has a planetarium and two telescopes.
When it comes to accommodation, Hotel Kreuzbergbaude beim Berzdorfer See
is the best hotel
. The hotel is located 10 km from Görlitz
main station and offers accommodation with a garden, private parking, a shared lounge, and a terrace. The property also features a bar.
Since the 1990s, Görlitz
has designated numerous redevelopment areas to renew the city structure from within. Currently, 70% of residential buildings in the city center are considered renovated. The Altstadtmillion, an annual donation from an anonymous benefactor, has supported building owners and institutions in monument preservation since 1995.
There are conflicts between monument protection and modern urban development in Görlitz
. Some buildings have been demolished or modernized, leading to controversy. Nevertheless, Görlitz
remains a city with a unique atmosphere and a rich cultural heritage.
is a city full of history and culture that is worth discovering. Whether you want to visit historic buildings or simply stroll through the charming streets, there is always something to see and experience in this beautiful city on the German-Polish border.
*This text has been compiled and rewritten from various sources. Unfortunately, errors and mistakes cannot be completely ruled out. Please understand if there is an error or if a sight is a bit further away. For your travel planning, please also consider other sources. Of course, we will correct any errors immediately. Feel free to send us an email with your correction suggestions. We would be very grateful for that.