Görlitz Things to Do

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  • 1. Zentralhospital

    The central hospital was built 1861 - 63, back then on green ground just outside the city. The four older, smaller hospitals urgently needed a replacement, so the mayor Hugo Sattig initiated this...

  • 2. Stadtbibliothek - City Library

    In 1874 citizens of Görlitz initiated the opening of a people's library in the city, models were the first public city library in Germany in nearby Großenhain (see my tip ...) and the libraries in...

  • 3. Stadtmission

    The home of the Stadtmission (City mission), a charitable institution of the ev.-Lutheran parish Görlitz, is since 1900 in a Baroque house in the old town. After a fire had destroyed most houses in...

  • 4. Martin Moller House

    This rather unimpressive building - at least compared to the church St. Peter and Paul next to it! - is actually the first ever built ev.-Lutheran vicarage. Soon after Lutheran Reformation was...

  • 5. Mikvah

    The townhouse Nikolaistraße 5, which belongs to Hotel Paul Otto (pic 5), has a special sight to offer: An old jewish bath, a Mikvah. The house is from the Renaissance era, early 16th century...

  • 6. Historische Pferdebahn - Historic Horse-Drawn Tram

    The electric tram system in cities of our days once started as horse-drawn trams. In Görlitz you have the pleasure of not only seeing one of those historic trams, but you can also take a ride in it...

  • 7. Kreuzbäckerhaus / Bakery of the Cross

    There are lots of houses in the old town that catch your eye right away, this is not one of them. The facade is rather simple, but you may notice there are several portals, not just one, and the...

  • 8. Alte Synagoge / Literaturhaus - Old Synagogue / Literature House

    The old synagogue was originally part of the hotel/restaurant "Weißes Roß", the ballroom, at Obermarkt square 17, but after 1847 it was reconstructed and used as synagogue until the new synagogue was...

  • 9. Heiliggeistkirche / Church of the Holy Spirit

    The church of the (old) Lutheran parish was built in Nordic Neo-Romanesque style with details in Art Nouveau style in 1906. Their former church had to be deconstructed for the building of the new...

  • 10. Berzdorfer See - Lake Berzdorf

    One of the most popular places for recreation in Görlitz is Lake Berzdorf, located about 6 km south of the city centre. It is a former open brown coal pit that was flooded. The lake covers 965 ha, the...

  • 11. Wilhelmsplatz

    This very large rectangular square was created as "new market square" in 1848, yet before the construction of surrounding houses started. In 1860 the square was designed as a park with trees, lawn,...

  • 12. Postplatz

    This is definitely one of the most beautiful squares of the city. It's just outside the immediate old town in the 19th century district. Until 1845 the cattle markets were held here. Construction of...

  • 13. At last, a bridge?

    I left my accommodation and knew where I wanted to go but had to negotiate a railway track. I managed to leap across it just before a fast train came through....

  • 14. Zoo

    Especially when travelling with kids it is a good idea to spend some time in the zoo. Görlitz has a small zoo, but it is beautiful and has some very interesting...

  • 15. Church St. Peter and Paul

    This church is an outstanding example of a Gothic five nave hall-type church. It was built 1423 - 97. The splendid Romanesque western portal of the previous...

  • 16. Holy Sepulchre (Heiliges Grab)

    Although there are still 16 Holy Sepulchres more in Germany the one in Görlitz is very special and unique. It is considered to be the only one exact copy of the...

  • 17. The Holy Sepulchre

    The Holy Sepulchre is a medieval copy of the holy sites in Jerusalem. In 1464 the mayor Georg Emmerich was forced to do a pilgrimage to Jerusalem as repentence...

  • 18. The Way of the Cross

    The Way of the Cross through the old town of Görlitz has been established in pre-reformation times but it is still in use by pilgrimages and catholic...

  • 19. Church of St Peter and Paul

    The late gothic Church of St Peter and Paul with its two spires is the main church in town and a predominant landmark, especially in the panorama from the...

  • 20. Museum of History and Culture

    Görlitz's Kulturgeschichtliches Museum occupies three addresses: Kaisertrutz, the adjacent Reichenbacher Turm, and the baroque house in Neißstraße 30. At the...

  • 21. Rathaus - Town Hall

    The town hall of Görlitz occupies the entire western front of Obermarkt. From the squares it looks like a row of four separate houses and a tower, but all this...

  • 22. Dreifaltigkeitskirche - Trinity Church

    The church was built in the 13th century for the newly founded monastery of the Franciscans. It underwent a couple of changes in the following centuries, but it...

  • 23. Reichenbacher Turm

    Reichenbacher Turm is a medieval gate tower on the western side of the old town on the road to, surprise, Reichenbach. It was part of the town's fortifications...

  • 24. Schönhof and Silesian Museum

    The fanciest jewel of renaissance architecture, built in 1526, proudly occupies a prominent location in the main streets of the old town and opposite the town...

  • 25. Nikolai Cemetery

    The oldest and most beautiful cemetery of Görlitz is the one of St Nikolai on the hillside behind the church. The oldest part on the steep slope has beautiful...

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