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Top Choice Eastern European in Görlitz

Miódmaliny

A short walk to the Polish side of town and you can gorge on culinary delights with a big discount. Furnished as grandma's parlour, this cosy cafe is strong on Central European classics, with a local touch. Try Poli…
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 crosshairs of politi…
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 Untermarkt, but the oldest and most noteworthy section is the tower building with the curving Renaissance staircase fronted by a sculpture of the goddess Justit…
Italian in Görlitz

Vino e Cultura

The vaulted space right on historic Untermarkt has been lavishly converted and is Görlitz's prime foodie destination. The menu, courtesy of the clearly ambitious French chef, is adventurous (try monkfish with paprik…
Fusion in Görlitz

St Jonathan

In a gorgeously attired dining space and atmospheric historic setting, St Jonathan offers delicious pasta, huge steaks and traditional regional dishes at linen-bedecked tables beneath a painted vaulted ceiling. For …
Saxon in Görlitz

Senfladen

There is often a queue outside this little sausage joint coupled with a shop selling famous (and famously spicy) local mustard that comes in dozens of varieties. Apart from three types of wurst, they serve tradition…
International in Görlitz

Restaurant Lucie Schulte

In the romantic courtyard of the Flüsterbogen building, you'll find this upmarket place that is popular with locals and visitors alike. Despite the formal setting, there's room for some creativity: unusual flavour p…