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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