Görlitz audio tour: Getting to Know the Görlitz Old Town

Getting to Know the Görlitz Old Town

Walking Tour

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40 mins
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1mi

About the Tour

Get acquainted with the old town of Görlitz! This tour is the perfect introduction because it takes you to all of the most important sites. But I’ll also lead you away from the tourists down some beautiful, lesser-known side streets and alleys.

You’ll find out:

• Why Görlitz has earned the nickname "Görliwood"!
• How a mysterious anonymous donor gave the city millions
• Why the clock on the church tower always rings seven minutes early
• How our hall houses may earn the city UNESCO World Heritage Status
• About the unique connection between the cities on both sides of the river

We’ll pass by:

• The Art Nouveau Kaufhaus der Oberlausitz where The Grand Budapest Hotel was filmed
• The Lower and Upper Markets with some of the most beautiful and historic buildings in the town
• The historic towers of the former town walls
• The imposing Church of St. Peter and Paul
• The Old Town Bridge that connects two countries.

Join me for this walk that weaves the fascinating story of Görlitz’s past and present into the sights around you.

Tour Producer

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Tessa Enright

My name is Tessa Enright and I’m an American living in Germany. I quickly fell in love with my new city and wanted to learn as much as I could about it. I love Görlitz and the surrounding area and enjoy sharing that with others!

Major Landmarks

  • Art Nouveau Kaufhaus

  • Peterskirche

  • Altstadtbrücke

Directions to Starting Point

The Kaufhaus is located on Demianiplatz square at An der Frauenkirche 5-7.

From the train station you can walk 950m to the Kaufhaus or take the trams line 1 (NeißePark) or 2 (Am Wiesengrund) to the tram stop Demianiplatz.

If you are coming by car you can park at Parkhaus Citycenter Frauentor at Postplatz 4 for a fee.

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

Go inside the Kaufhaus or any of the churches for free. The Barockhaus and Kaisertrutz are home to great museums.

Stop for a meal at Przy Jakubie in Poland. Enjoy a coffee at Caffe Kränzel, a cocktail at Salü or a craft beer at Bierblume.

There are numerous shops on Brüderstraße where you can find souvenirs to take home with you.

Best time of day

It's best to complete this tour when it's light out so that you can see all the beautiful sights.

Precautions

Wear sensible shoes, you will be walking on cobble stones.

Comments

This was my first audio tour and it was such fun! The tour was well designed and with clear stops and instructions. It took us on a gorgeous walk around Görlitz with some breathtaking views. We learnt a lot about the town and local folklore (including some fascinating spooky tales). Waiting for more tours from Tessa! 👏👏👏

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , 7 months ago

This is an excellent audio guide that offers the perfect introduction to Görlitz. It features the main highlights of the town to convey its booms and busts throughout history as well as the quirky myths and legends that make it truly unique! Each stop is bite-sized and fascinating. I'll be recommending Görlitz and this tour to anyone looking for an idyllic trip within Germany :)

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , 8 months ago

I really enjoyed this tour of Görlitz. It was my first audio tour and I liked being able to go at my own pace and without a big group. I saw all the highlights and heard some cool stories about the city from Tessa - the tour was concise and never boring. Highly recommend!

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , 8 months ago
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Getting to Know the Görlitz Old Town