The Synagogue in Görlitz

As of July 2021 the beautiful synagogue in Görlitz has finally reopened to visitors after a lengthy renovation and many decades where it lay in disuse and disrepair. However the … Read more

Grand Budapest Görlitz

Many people have heard that Wes Anderson filmed his 2014 movie The Grand Budapest Hotel in the Kaufhaus in Görlitz, but did you know that the film is packed with other scenes … Read more

The Hall Houses of Görlitz

The city of Görlitz is applying for UNESCO World Heritage site status for the many well-preserved hall houses in the city. These houses are unique to Görlitz because they were … Read more

Joachimstein Water Palace

This forgotten and neglected water palace was once one of the most beautiful in the region, designed and built by the same architects who worked on some of the masterpieces … Read more

Make Time for Görlitz

Everyone has heard of amazing Berlin, Prague and Wroclaw. You probably have these places on your travel wish list, or have already been – and rightly so! But right in … Read more

Zgorzelec: Across the Bridge!

One of the unique things about Görlitz is that it’s right across the bridge from Poland and one can walk between the two countries without any kind of border check. … Read more

Stolpersteine

The German word Stolperstein means stumbling stone, and today you may “stumble” over one of these 70,000 small brass stones placed all over Germany as well as Europe. This is … Read more