Görlitz has a rich history and a fascinating, beautiful city ambiance. An ensemble of the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and the early days with more than 3500 monuments - were saved from destruction in World War II, the old town of Görlitz is considered a jewel of European urbanism. Nowhere else in Germany there is a density of seeking well-preserved monuments and character of streets and squares of different eras. Görlitz is praised for over a hundred years as a Garden City - The city on the River Neisse, Eurocity Görlitz-Zgorzelec, home of Jakob boehme's philosopy, a city that has always attracted artists, a meeting place where cultures meet along the old European trading route 'via regia'. Görlitz today shimmers as a "Filmstadt" Görlitz-Zgorzelec, a city that has been divided 1945 at the end of WWII, presents itself as an example of the unification of Europe, living cultural unity and diversity at the same time. But come and find out for yourself.

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Culture has always been important

Major events draw large numbers of visitors to the city. Highlights include the Street Theatre Festival, the Old City Festival and the Festival of St. Jacob. UNESCO world heritage sites and biosphere reserves all go to make the Neisse-Nisa-Nysa Region of Europe a very distinctive and interesting one in terms of its cultural wealth and its recreation and leisure amenities. Quite simply: It’s got everything!


Splendid architecture

The character of the streets and squares, and the flair of the historical parks and gardens give the city its distinctive face. In addition to its historical quarter, Görlitz has self-contained quarters dating from the late nineteenth century and areas in Art Nouveau style; magnificent villas are testimony to the city’s rich heritage.

History and tradition have shaped Görlitz in a distinctive way

The German city of Görlitz is an old city rich in history, the Polish city of Zgorzelec is a young community with Polish charm. The city of two halves presents itself as a green city. Numerous parks and extensive swathes of open areas provide a variety of opportunities for recreation. The appeal of the region, which brings together art, culture and nature, is hard to find elsewhere.

Görliwood: Görlitz glamorous

Recently made famous as the setting for Wes Anderson's film “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” the Goerlitz department store is a majestic, airy structure with a beautiful leaded glass dome over the atrium, striking brass chandeliers and a grand staircase leading to the balconied terraces of the upper floors. Görlitz is hosting such international productions as "Around the World in 80 Days", "The Reader", "The Book Thief", "Inglorious Basterds", and "Grand Budapest Hotel".

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