Görlitz attractions

Historic Site in Görlitz

Heiliges Grab

The Heiliges Grab is a close replica of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem as it looked in the Middle Ages during the time of the Crusades. Among the Crusaders was local boy Georg Emmerich, who made the trip primarily …
Museum in Görlitz

Schlesisches Museum zu Görlitz

The splendid Schönhof, a 1526 Renaissance residence, forms the atmospheric backdrop to this comprehensive exhibit on the culture and history of Silesia, a region that's often found itself in the cross-hairs of polit…
Architecture in Görlitz

Art Nouveau Department Store

Famously featuring in Wes Anderson's film The Grand Budapest Hotel, this architectural stunner is centred on a galleried atrium accented with wooden balustrades, floating staircases and palatial chandeliers, and lid…
Museum in Görlitz

Barockhaus

This museum will fascinate anyone with a taste for the odd with its curiously broad exhibits. Wealthy merchant Johann Christian Ameiss translated his wealth into this magnificent baroque residence that later became …
Historic Building in Görlitz

Rathaus

Görlitz' town hall takes up the entire western side of the Untermarkt, but the oldest and most noteworthy section is the tower building with the curving Renaissance staircase fronted by a sculpture of the goddess Ju…
Church in Görlitz

Dreifaltigkeitskirche

Dominating the Obermarkt, this 15th-century former Franciscan monastery church is packed with medieval masterpieces, most notably the baroque high altar and the late Gothic 'Golden Mary' altar.
Viewpoint in Görlitz

Reichenbacher Turm

Climb the 165 steps to the top of this fortification tower that was inhabited by a sentry until 1904. En route, exhibits on the purpose of such sentries (eg keeping an eye out for fire or advancing marauders) provid…
Church in Görlitz

Peterskirche

Crowning Görlitz' skyline, this Gothic church is especially famous for its Sonnenorgel (Sun Organ), fashioned by Silesian-Italian Eugenio Casparini in 1703. It boasts 88 registers and 6095 pipes and derives its name…