The move was worth it!

Ivana Petrovska has only been living in Görlitz since November last year. She was drawn to the border city by the prospect of attractive employment. “I found the opportunities offered by the upcoming structural change in the region unique and exciting.” In addition to the chance to meet many highly qualified and committed people, the young Macedonian was especially curious to learn about German culture...

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The trend towards the east

What do you do when you’ve finally arrived in Darmstadt with your family, everyone has a well-paid job and even the house is completely renovated after a few years? Exactly: you turn around and sell it, to return to where you left 14 years earlier: your home town.

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A city full of possibilities

Tessa Enright moved to Dresden several years ago. She left Arizona, where she met her husband during her business marketing studies. After two challenging years in Saxony’s capital city, she initially moved back. She completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in German studies. But the desire to live a life in Germany remained.

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I lost my job because of Brexit

“I lost my job because of Brexit, so it was time to leave.” With this one sentence, begun in fluent English and ended in slightly rusty German, Bartek Truch sums up what is a long story. He has just had his furniture brought to Görlitz from Great Britain, where he and his wife Anna lived contentedly for many years and where they raised their two daughters.

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Back to the roots

Izabela Jucha has been living in England and Canada for a long time. Now the Polish woman is back. Family and Brexit were the reasons.

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Inspiring place for science

Researchers at the CASUS Institute develop data-intensive computer models to study the complex interconnections of the effects of global change. The institute will provide forecasts to ecosystems for the next 50 to 100 years. We spoke with two CASUS representatives about how they have settled in the European town.

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Why Görlitz is better than London

For 13 years, Grzegorz Owsian has been living near the Thames. Prior to the Brexit referendum, He returned, and will now be a cook in Görlitz.

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At home on both sides

Agnieszka and Philipp Bormann found each other in Görlitz. They are a German-Polish couple, and that is nothing special for them. Or is it?

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From Dublin to Görlitz

Damian Kuck-Doszko has the appearance of a happy bouncing ball, oozing good mood. Guests who visit the popular restaurant “Jakobs” in Görlitz must act quick if they want to catch him for a chat. When asked about his life, the energy-filled host answers while working the impressively steaming Italian coffee machine, taking orders from guests in German, Polish or English, as well as collecting cash at th...

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The best of both worlds

It was in 2003, as Dr. Dominika Zalewska well remembers, when she decided with her husband to try a new start. Two incomes as medical doctors, she as a gynecologist, he as an accident surgent, were not enough in their experience to properly take care of their family. They became a couple during their medicine studies in Wroclaw, two of their three children were already around by then. Hence, the decision to...

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I feel at home now

A soon as we are greeted by Jaroslaw Kuczynski, we see: This man is happy. The 43-year old has started to work in the Quality Management of BIRKENSTOCK in Görlitz. “My first application immediately worked out”, the former basketball player says. He applied from Manchester. In April 2005, Kuczynski and his wife took their first trip from Warsaw to Great Britain, at first only three months. The trained e...

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