Grand Budapest Görlitz

Many people have heard that Wes Anderson filmed his 2014 movie The Grand Budapest Hotel in the Kaufhaus in Görlitz, but did you know that the film is packed with other scenes … Read more

The Hall Houses of Görlitz

The city of Görlitz is applying for UNESCO World Heritage site status for the many well-preserved hall houses in the city. These houses are unique to Görlitz because they were … Read more

Joachimstein Water Palace

This forgotten and neglected water palace was once one of the most beautiful in the region, designed and built by the same architects who worked on some of the masterpieces … Read more

Zgorzelec: Across the Bridge!

One of the unique things about Görlitz is that it’s right across the bridge from Poland and one can walk between the two countries without any kind of border check. … Read more

The Untermarkt in Görlitz

The Untermarkt in Görlitz (lower market) is the older of the two main market squares in Görlitz and, in my opinion, the most beautiful spot in the city! The Untermarkt … Read more

Barockhaus Görlitz

The beautiful Barockhaus in Görlitz is home to a cultural history museum and a stunning library. The building can be found on the southeast corner of the Untermarkt and was … Read more

Churches of Görlitz

Some of the most beautiful and memorable sights in Görlitz are its churches! Görlitz has four beautiful pre-Reformation churches near the old town and several more in other neighborhoods: Peterskirche The … Read more

Peterskirche – Churches in Görlitz

The St. Peter and Paul Church is the most recognizable structure in Görlitz, towering over the Neiße and dominating the city’s silhouette with its twin spires. I’ve been fortunate enough … Read more