The 10 Best Things to Do in Gorlitz, Germany

February 6, 2018 Milan Banda

Görlitz ([ˈɡœɐ̯lɪts] ( listen); Polish: Zgorzelec, Upper Sorbian: Zhorjelc, Lower Sorbian: Zgórjelc, Czech: Zhořelec) is a town in the German federal state of Saxony. Located in the region of Lusatia on the Lusatian Neisse River, it is the second largest town of Lusatia after Cottbus, and the largest in Upper Lusatia. Görlitz is the capital of the district of Görlitz, the easternmost district of Germany. It lies opposite the Polish town of Zgorzelec, which was a part of Görlitz until 1945.
Restaurants in Gorlitz

An der Peterskirche, Gorlitz, Saxony, Germany +49 3581 4287000
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4.5 based on 154 reviews

Peterskirche Gorlitz

Reviewed By Andrew O - Paphos, Cyprus

I went to see the famous Sun Organ and was not disappointed. It cost €1,500,000 to refurbish it recently and it looks magnificent so I couldn't resist making a small contribution. Unfortunately there was no performance that day but I will return to bear this huge beast!

2. Landskron Braumanufaktur

An der Landskronbrauerei 116, 02826, Gorlitz, Saxony, Germany +49 3581 465142
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5 based on 83 reviews

Landskron Braumanufaktur

Reviewed By ConnessT - California

My husband and I had a trip planned to Goerlitz and as part of that, made arrangements to have a tour led by an English speaking tour guide while visiting the Landskron Brewery. Normally, the tours are in German, so if your visit is more spur of the moment you will likely be joining a tour conducted in German. We enjoyed both the tour itself, as well as our tour guide's interest and knowledge about the brewing process. At the end of the tour, there was a beer tasting, which of course we enjoyed, too! The couple of hours we spent there was a fun and different kind of activity.

3. Naturschutz Tierpark Gorlitz

Zittauer Strasse, Gorlitz, Saxony, Germany +49 3581 407400
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5 based on 66 reviews

Naturschutz Tierpark Gorlitz

Reviewed By JeromeHD - on the road

A small zoo that can easily fill a day visit with kids. There are no 'exotic' animals like elephants or lions but lots of opportunities for petting or feeding and red pandas and otters which are very cute. You can ride donkeys or ponies and even camels if you pre-book. They have a Tibetan village with recreated houses and typical animals. Food options a bit limited so remember to bring something.

4. Schlesisches Museum Gorlitz

Untermarkt und Bruderstrasse, Gorlitz, Saxony, Germany +49 3581 87910
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4.5 based on 39 reviews

Schlesisches Museum Gorlitz

Reviewed By Laleh2008 - Basel, Switzerland

Very well curated permanent exhibit in a lovely location that also provides a very nice overview of the main city attractions as it has some lovely views. When I was there, they had a rotating exhibit on Art Deco in Silesia which was ok but if you have 20 minutes to kill, why not go see it. It's small and gives you an overview.

5. Historischer Nikolaifriedhof

Grosse Wallstrasse, Gorlitz, Saxony, Germany +49 3581 315864
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

Historischer Nikolaifriedhof

Reviewed By Bryan N

I love Cemeteries, but I have never been in one where the oldest person laid to rest was sometime in the 1300s! Just walking through the grounds is a study in how our culture has changed its burial rituals over the years. Stop and look into the mausoleums and see some of the ornate carvings that were done. Some are beautiful and very creepy.

6. Heiliges Grab

Heilige-Grab-Strasse, Gorlitz, Saxony, Germany +49 3581 315864
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4 based on 57 reviews

Heiliges Grab

Reviewed By Tanyajn1 - Sterling, Virginia

The grounds are lovely and quite serene. It was built as a replica to the holy tomb in Jerusalem. A booklet is available in English to use while you are there, however the translation is slightly off making it a bit confusing. It was only a 2€ admission fee and opens at 10am.

Obermarkt, Gorlitz, Saxony, Germany
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4.5 based on 30 reviews

Dreifaltigkeitskirche

Reviewed By cashelguy - Cudahy, Wisconsin

This church is from 1245, but it has been renovated so many times it is a decorative and architectural hodgepodge. The thing one must see here is the 15th century Marienaltar. This beautiful, pre-Reformation altarpiece depicts scenes from the life of Mary and Jesus.
Entry to the church is free.

8. Biblisches Haus

Neissstrasse, Gorlitz, Saxony, Germany
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Biblisches Haus

Reviewed By cashelguy - Cudahy, Wisconsin

This 16th century home has sand stone reliefs that tell stories from the Old and New Testaments. The top row depicts major events from the life of Christ: The Annunciation, the birth of Jesus, Jesus' Baptism, the Last Supper, the Crucifixion. The bottom row has The Creation, The Fall, the sacrifice of Isaac, the Ten Commandment, and Moses banishing the serpents.
The house is beautiful and on a lovely street. Since the cost is zero, you've got nothing to lose.

9. Zwinger

Am Nikolaigraben, Gorlitz, Saxony, Germany
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Zwinger

Reviewed By Tanyajn1 - Sterling, Virginia

Zwinger is the walkway between the inner and outer walls of the old city. It has been turned into a garden walkway beginning at Nikoliaturm and ending behind Peterskirche.

10. Reichenbacher Turm

Obermarkt, Gorlitz, Saxony, Germany
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Reichenbacher Turm

Reviewed By mikatu - Basel, Switzerland

This tower provides you with nice views of the city and should be visit only for that reason. The museum is quite poor and nothing is in EN (only in German and Polish).
But the tower itself is interesting and the views worth the small entry fee. You need to buy the tickets across the street in the other museum but that is well explained at the door of the tower so you won’t risk going inside without the ticket.

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