Your city break – Görlitz in 48 hours!

What could your perfect weekend in Görlitz look like? Read on how to create your inspiring city break…

 

Friday

3 p.m.

Arrival in one of the city’s pretty hotels or B&Bs. Then go to the local tourist information “Görlitz-Information” to plan your weekend.

Check-In

 

4.30 p.m. Enjoy the baroque Nicolai cemetery‘s romantic atmosphere. The city’s most famous son, Jacob Böhme, a philosopher and Christian mystic born in the 16th century, is buried here, or visit the holy grave which was built by Georg Emmerich in the 15th century after a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

Cemeteries

 

6 p.m. Görlitz, located right on the German-Polish border, is a place where tradition meets modernity – and this applies also to its culinary offers. How about French, Silesian or Bohemian cuisine? Al fresco or backyard dining? Interested in a restaurant located in an old vaulted basement or better a beer cellar?

Enjoy your meal!

 

8 p.m.

Discover Görlitz and join one of the many guided city tours, e.g., go on an evening walk where your guide will tell you long forgotten stories about the city’s exciting past.

City tours

 

Saturday

9 a.m.

Cycle to the "Berzdorfer See" outside town on the Oder-Neisse cycle route and enjoy this lovely lake on a sailing boat or leisurely hike in the surrounding area. Whatever takes your fancy!

Active Recreation

 

1 p.m.

Back in the Old Town stroll across the Altstadtbrücke bridge to Zgorzelec, Görlitz’s Polish “twin town” and stop for a cup of coffee in one of the many charming places along the river embankment.

Görlitz Zgorzelec

 

3 p.m.

Time to learn more about the city’s history. The “Kulturhistorisches Museum” (cultural history museum) offers interesting exhibitions in various buildings, e.g., the Kaisertrutz or in a gorgeous baroque house on Neißstraße 30.

History

 

6 p.m.

Meet the locals in one of the many pubs and restaurants in the historic Old Town! Ask them about the big Hollywood films (or German films) that have been shot here in recent times because a lot of them had their “five minutes of fame” as extras.

Görliwood

 

Sunday

10 a.m. Görlitz is famous for its beautiful Hallenhäuser, a special type of house from the Gothic and Renaissance era. One of the most splendid ones is home to the “Schlesisches Museum” (Silesian museum).

Historically

 

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12 noon

Don’t miss St Peter and Paul Church with its stunning Sonnenorgel (sun organ). A very special treat for eyes and ears – this instrument can even mimic the voices of nightingales and cuckoos!

Organ at 12 noon

 

1 p.m.

From the tower of the town hall you can enjoy fabulous views across the city’s roofs. Come back soon!

Towers in Görlitz

 

Events

Nov
22

Jazztage Dresden

23.10.2019 - 24.11.2019 , Dresden
Nov
30

Chemnitz Miners´ Parade

30.11.2019 , Chemnitz
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Gerhard Hauptmann Theatre Görlitz-Zittau
Gerhart-Hauptmann-Theatre Görlitz-Zittau
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With its highly visible neo-Gothic towers West St. Peter's Church is one of the landmarks of the city of Görlitz.
Peterskirche (Pfarrkirche St. Peter und Paul) Görlitz
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In one of the most beautiful houses of Görlitz, the museum presents nine centuries of Silesian history.
Silesian Museum Görlitz
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Holy Sepulcher Görlitz
Holy Sepulcher Görlitz
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Görlitz Collections of History and Culture
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Görlitz - at a glance!


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