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GoerlitzGermany

Relax in the parks and admire the architectural flair, impressive churches and cultural hotspots in the easternmost town in Germany.

Goerlitz flanks the Lusatian Neisse River and is the largest city in the district of the same name. It has a great range of architectural styles, from Gothic and Renaissance to Baroque and art nouveau. Wander through the town center to get a sense of the history and changing styles in this eclectic town.

Check out the buildings in the old quarter, such as Goerlitz City Hall on the Untermarkt plaza. Admire the dramatic façade and clock tower of this 14th-century structure.

Learn the religious history of the town through the majestic St. Peter’s Church. Capture photos of its Romanesque façade and copper roof. Visit the Holy Grave in the northwestern part of the town. This chapel was built in the late 15th century as a replica of the original in Jerusalem.

View the town from a quirkier angle on the Goerlitz Vintage Miniature Railway. Bring the kids on the green-and-yellow locomotive that journeys through a park beside the old quarter.

Goerlitz sits alongside the Polish town of Zgorzelec. The two towns were joined until 1945. Cross the river via one of the two bridges to enter Poland and explore Goerlitz’s historic other half.

Due to the town’s diverse architecture, it has been used as a setting for many movies, notably Inglourious Basterds, The Book Thief, The Reader and The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Expect cold and dark winters, when snowfall adds another charm to the city’s architecture. In summer, relish the warm weather and take a trip to the Goerlitz Conservation Zoo and the leafy stretch of fields and woodland that make up the Goerlitz Stadtpark.

The town is located by the Berzdorfer Lake in the easternmost part of Germany, nearby the Saxon Switzerland National Park. Fly to Dresden Airport and drive or take the railway for 60 miles (100 kilometers). Trains bound for Goerlitz Station also depart from Berlin.

Goerlitz is a scenic town with intriguing architecture complemented by leafy parks, a river and a large lake.

Top Hotels in Goerlitz

VIAs Appartements und Ferienwohnungen
VIAs Appartements und Ferienwohnungen
3.5 out of 5
Konsulstraße 1, Goerlitz
The price is CA $115 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24

Situated in Goerlitz, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Frauenkirche and Museum of Natural History Goerlitz. Anne Chapel and Gerhart Hauptmann-Theater ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (27 reviews)

"It was great. Very nice property. The personnel at the hotel was very nice."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 18, 2019

VIAs Appartements und Ferienwohnungen
Best Western Hotel Via Regia
Best Western Hotel Via Regia
4 out of 5
Jauernicker Straße 15/16, Goerlitz
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $109 per night from Feb 16 to Feb 17

Located in the heart of Goerlitz, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Goerlitz Conservation Zoo, Frauenkirche, and Museum of Natural History Goerlitz. Gerhart ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (125 reviews)
Wonderful hotel

"Very nice, clean and quiet hotel!"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 12, 2020

Best Western Hotel Via Regia
Obermühle Görlitz
Obermühle Görlitz
3 out of 5
An der Obermühle 5, Goerlitz
The price is CA $101 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18

Situated on a lake, this pension is within a 15-minute walk of Goerlitz Stadtpark, Goerlitz City Park, and Goerlitz Vintage Miniature Railway. Goerlitz Synagogue ...

4/5Very Good! (22 reviews)

"Old time hotel with views of river from window. A short walk to down town and Poland."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 15, 2018

Obermühle Görlitz
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Goerlitz

VIAs Appartements und Ferienwohnungen
VIAs Appartements und Ferienwohnungen
3.5 out of 5
Konsulstraße 1, Goerlitz
The price is CA $115 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24

Situated in Goerlitz, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Frauenkirche and Museum of Natural History Goerlitz. Anne Chapel and Gerhart Hauptmann-Theater ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (27 reviews)

"It was great. Very nice property. The personnel at the hotel was very nice."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 18, 2019

VIAs Appartements und Ferienwohnungen
Appart.Bog2
Appart.Bog2
3 out of 5
Bogstrasse 2, Goerlitz

Situated in the historical district, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of St. Peter's Church, Silesian Museum in Gorlitz, and Goerlitz City Hall. ...

5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)

"Sehr schönes und mit viel Liebe eingerichtetes Appartement, dass mit allem ausgestattet ist, was man so braucht. Zentrale Lage, alles zu Fuß gut zu erreichen und ein sehr guter Bäcker direkt neben an. Super fanden wir auch, dass ein Reisebett und Hochstuhl für unseren Sohnemann zur Verfügung gestellt ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 23, 2019

Appart.Bog2
Guest houses Kretscham Tauchritz, 3 minutes to Berzdorfer See, near Görlitz
Guest houses Kretscham Tauchritz, 3 minutes to Berzdorfer See, near Görlitz
Goerlitz, Saxony

Located in Goerlitz, this family-friendly apartment building is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Strand Blaue Lagune, and within 6 mi (10 km) of St. Marienthal Abbey and Berzdorfer ...

Guest houses Kretscham Tauchritz, 3 minutes to Berzdorfer See, near Görlitz
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
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