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
4.5 based on 154 reviews
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!
5 based on 83 reviews
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.
5 based on 66 reviews
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.
4.5 based on 39 reviews
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.
4.5 based on 31 reviews
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.
4 based on 57 reviews
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.
4.5 based on 30 reviews
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.
4.5 based on 19 reviews
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.
4.5 based on 17 reviews
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.
4.5 based on 19 reviews
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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