This city in the eastern part of Germany is a historic pearl of architecture, with a dreamy backdrop. Görlitz is located along the picturesque Polish-German border river Nysa, and besides its rich art history, offers as well culinary treats and invites through the eyes of its nice citizens.
The broad cultural and leisure offer, and one of the best preserved historic city centres of Germany, Görlitz attracts more and more tourists. Through careful and precise work, over 4000 sites, among them, numerous churches, were refurbished, providing the city with a stunning charm. The closeness of the Polish border provides this business location with many new perspectives and possibilities. The proverbial beauty of Görlitz enjoys more and more interest not only among tourists. In addition, more and more German and international films are being made at the fascinating location that is Görlitz. And so, scenes for the film The Reader, starring Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes, and nominated for five Oscars, were also shot here. In addition, in the year 2008 certain scenes to Inglorious Basterds by cult director Quentin Tarantino were also shot here. In October of 2009, the city saw the conclusion of the shooting to the worthwhile movie entitled Young Goethe!.
Culture and interesting sites:
• An interesting place to see is the Gerhard Hauptmann theatre (referred to as the
Kleine Semperoper by locals, a play on the name of the opera house of Dresden), where many enchanting plays can be seen.
• The Demianiplatz shopping centre and the city hall make a walk through the town an exciting adventure.
Food and drink:
• The small cafés and restaurants around the Untermarkt square can all be recommended.
• The Camillo cinema restaurant at Handwerk 13 or the Faltenrock restaurant at Obermarkt 16, serving Silesian cuisine, always offer something exquisite to their patrons.
• If one would wish to spend the night at a charming and traditional place, we recommend the guest house Dreibeiniger Hund (actually meaning 'Three-legged dog') at 13, where sleeping and dining have been developed to perfection.
• The Polish locality of Zgorzelec attracts with restaurants offering hefty Polish cuisine, managed by friendly hosts.
Festivals in Görlitz:
Festivals, such as the old city festival around the end of August, or the Bach festival, bring joy, move people to times long gone, and allow one to make new friends. Both the German as well as the Polish side enjoy their mutual neighbourhood; the new old city bridge joins the German city of Görlitz with Poland's Zgorzelec, itself worth a visit. To summarise, one can say that Görlitz certainly is a city that can attract with interesting work places and high quality of life.
Detailed information, tips and a clear event calendar may be found at http://www.goerlitz.de.