Görlitz is multi-faceted and offers customized perspectives that are best discovered on a stroll through the city. Historic buildings, unique facades and imposing portals – it’s a magnificent backdrop of around 4,000 individual monuments from the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Art Nouveau and Wilhelminian periods, documenting over 500 years of European architectural history. Life in the European city of Görlitz-Zgorzelec is also characterized by an open togetherness that has overcome borders and forged new paths. In one of the most beautiful cities in Germany, encounters are possible in many places. And the people of Görlitz love the special flair of their city, the wide range of cultural activities, the many festivals and markets, the sports clubs, and of course, the wonderful location in the border triangle, right in the middle of Europe.
Families can also enjoy and organize their free time far away from the hustle and bustle. For example, on a leisurely ride on the park railway or a visit to the multi-award-winning zoo, where you can discover the red panda or a Tibetan village. The Görlitz indoor swimming pool and the amusement park “The Mysterious World of Turisede” north of Görlitz offer fun and games, allowing young and old to immerse themselves in a very special world.
The city of Görlitz looks back on an eventful history from the important medieval trading metropolis to the sophisticated residential city of the 19th and 20th centuries. Over the ages, the cityscape has grown to what it is today, with 3600 individual monuments, representing the largest contiguous area monument in Germany.
That means you will find beautiful living spaces in Görlitz, from the spacious apartment in the historic Wilhelminian quarter, to the stylish apartment in the old town, to apartments suitable for seniors in quiet locations or even in housing estates, surrounded by green areas. And one thing must not go unmentioned: Görlitz is still one of the most affordable places to live in Germany, so what will it be: top modern furnishings or the Renaissance ceiling?
This is also the right place for those who like to be a bit more active. You can cycle along the Oder-Neisse cycle path to the Baltic Sea, or take a surfboard to the nearby Berzdorf Lake just outside the city. The Zittau Mountains, the Jizera Mountains or the Giant Mountains invite you to go hiking, skiing, climbing or mountain biking. From Görlitz you can find your way to nature or to the border triangle Germany-Poland-Czech Republic quickly. Here, visitors can expect a region that is fascinating in terms of cultural history – from the Jelenia Góra Valley in Poland with its castles to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Fürst Pückler Park in Bad Muskau. And with Wroclaw or Liberec, with Dresden or Prague, there are further destinations for new discoveries.
Welcome to the city that creates connections!
This project has received funding from tax resources on the basis of the budget adopted by the members of the Parliament of the Free State of Saxony.