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

Hiking in Löbau

Löbau is a city in Saxony and Upper Lusatia, about 25 km southwest of Görlitz. It can be reached easily by train or bus. With a population of about 15,000 … Read more

Stolpersteine in Görlitz

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

Großschönau Mandau Fachwerk river

Day Trip to Großschönau

This article originally appeared in the digital magazine Görlitz Town and Country in August 2018 One of my favorite things to do since moving to Görlitz is to take little … Read more

Mount Oybin Ruins

Mount Oybin is located near Zittau and is about an hour’s drive away from Görlitz (45 km). This mountain is famous for its castle and monastery ruins. Also famous is … Read more

St. Marienthal Abbey

The St. Marienthal Abbey (Kloster St. Marienthal) is a beautiful nunnery that’s about a thirty minute drive (20 km) south from Görlitz, right on the Neiße River and the border … Read more

Barockhaus Görlitz

The beautiful Barockhaus in Görlitz is home to a cultural history museum and a stunning library. The building can be found on the southeast corner of the Untermarkt and was … Read more

Churches of Görlitz

Some of the most beautiful and memorable sights in Görlitz are its churches! Görlitz has four beautiful pre-Reformation churches near the old town and several more in other neighborhoods: Peterskirche The … Read more