34 Sights in Görlitz, Germany (with Map and Images)
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1. Robert Oettel
The fountains, monuments and sculptures of the city of Görlitz are listed in the list. Görlitz is the district town of the district of Görlitz in the eastern Oberlausitz. The list lists the publicly accessible fountain systems, monuments and sculptures in the entire urban area. Monuments and sculptures in the sense of the list apply monuments in the narrower sense, i.e. H. Statues, still images, memorials and plaques that were built for certain persons or events as well as artistically designed figures and sculptures that are located in the publicly accessible space. The list therefore does not contain any buildings that are classified as a monument in the broader sense and their figure jewelry. Even tomb of individual personalities in Görlitz cemeteries are not listed in the list. Monuments that no longer exist are listed in a separate table. The further list of cultural monuments in Görlitz all officially classified as a cultural monument, objects worth protecting.
Wikipedia: Liste der Brunnen, Denkmäler und Skulpturen in Görlitz (DE)
2. Cultural Centre Synagogue of Goerlitz
The Görlitz Synagogue in Görlitz, Germany was built between 1909 and 1911 in the Art Nouveau style and was the main place of worship for the city's Jewish community. Despite an arson attack, the synagogue was one of the few synagogues in the area to survive Kristallnacht, sustaining only minor damage. The damage could have been greater, but was lessened because the firefighters ignored the orders to let the synagogue burn. With the city's Jewish population depleted, the unused synagogue became a ruin in the following decades. In 1991, a restoration project began which was completed in December 2020. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the opening ceremony was postponed until 2021. The synagogue duly opened on July 12, 2021. On September 12, 2022 a new Magen David was placed on top of the synagogue.
Wikipedia: Görlitz Synagogue (EN), Website, Heritage Website
The Kreuzkirche is a Protestant church building from the beginning of the 20th century on the edge of Görlitzer Südstadt between Arndtstraße and Reuterstraße. The architect of the modern church building, built between 1913 and 1919, was Rudolf Bitzan from Dresden. The completion was carried out by the Görlitz architect Gerhard Röhr. In the monumental sacred building, he combined stylistic elements from Modernism, Art Nouveau and Neoclassicism. The church forms an architectural unit with the adjoining double parish and parish hall to the southeast.
Wikipedia: Kreuzkirche (Görlitz) (DE), Website, Heritage Website
The Upper Market Square in Görlitz is the largest square in the historic part of the town. It was laid out in 1250 together with the Lower Market Square. Both are connected via the Bretheren Street (Brüderstraße). While the Lower Market is mostly bordered by Renaissance buildings, the Upper Market has many buildings from the Baroque and Wilhelminian periods. It is therefore the gateway to the historic part of the town. Important buildings on the market include Reichenbach Tower, Kaisertrutz and Holy Trinity Church (Dreifaltigkeitskirche).
5. Biblisches Haus
The Biblical House is a town house in the old town of Görlitz. The house got its nickname because of its reliefs on the façade on the first and second floors. They show scenes from the Old and New Testaments. It is located on the Neissstraße, the connection between Untermarkt and the Old Town Bridge over the Lusatian Neisse and is one of the most famous Renaissance buildings in the city next to the Schönhof. In its western neighbouring house – the baroque corner house Neißstraße 30 – is the Cultural History Museum Görlitz.
6. Görlitzer Warenhaus
The department store Görlitz, also called department store Görlitz, is a listed building in Görlitz, which was built in the style of historicism and decorated with elements of Art Nouveau. It was built on Demianiplatz near the Frauenkirche and opened on 30 September 1913 as a department store. Under various owners, it operated as a department store until August 15, 2009. In 2013, the entrepreneur Winfried Stöcker acquired the building, who wants to convert it and open a department store with a full range of products.
The Holy Spirit Church is a church building of the Old Lutheran parish in Görlitz, Oberlausitz in 1905-1906. The municipality is now part of the Lausitz church district in the independent Evangelical Lutheran Church. The church stands on the SAGENIGplatz at the Zittauer Straße / at the Jakobuskirche. It is the parish church of the Old Lutheran parochie Görlitz and is a listed building. The parish office is located in the Carl-von-Osietzky-Straße 31 house.
Wikipedia: Heilig-Geist-Kirche (Görlitz) (DE), Website, Heritage Website
8. Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Goerlitz
The Museum of Natural History in Görlitz, Germany is a natural history museum with focus on zoology, botany and geology. Since 2009, the museum has been part of the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung with headquarters in Frankfurt/Main. The main field of research is soil biology. In the years 2006 to 2017 the number of visitors was between 25,000 and 34,000, in the year of the 3rd Saxon State Exhibition 2011 it was even 47,000.
The rectangular Wilhelmsplatz in the southern city center is the largest Görlitz town square with an east-west extension of over 200 m and a north-south spread of around 100 m. The center of the square is a large lawn framed by flower beds as a planter. A hedge and a row of trees separate the green place from the busy Jakobstrasse in the west. The Wilhelmsplatz is located between the city center and Görlitz train station.
The Annenkapelle at Görlitzer Marienplatz was built between 1508 and 1511 by the council architect Albrecht Stieglitzer as a memorial chapel for the Görlitz merchant Hans Frenzel the Rich (1463–1526). It was dedicated to St. Anne – Frenzel's patron saint. Later it was used as an orphanage and penitentiary church. Today, the former chapel is used as a gymnasium and auditorium of the adjacent Annenschule.
11. Frauenturm (Dicker Turm)
The Thick Tower erected in 1250 is part of the historic fortification of Görlitz. The 46-metre (151 ft) tall tower is the most massive tower in the city. Its walls in the lower part reach a thickness of 5.34 metres (17.5 ft), thus the name of a thick tower. Apart from it, the Nikolai Tower and the Reichenbach Tower are still preserved. In total, Görlitz had four large watchtowers and defense towers.
The town hall of the city of Görlitz has been the place of municipal administration, power and jurisdiction since about 1350; In 1369 it was first documented as a town hall by a document of the Görlitz Council. Its magnificent interior dates back to the Renaissance period. It consists of several contiguous buildings at Untermarkt 6–8 and is now the seat of several offices.
13. Girl with the Shell
The Muschelminna, also called Toberenz Fountain after its architect Robert Toberentz, is a fountain built in 1887 on the Postplatz in the city of Görlitz. The name originated from the vernacular, which referred to the bronze statue standing on the marble pedestal. The statue was melted down during World War II. Since 1994, a faithful replica can be seen on the fountain.
The Hoffnungskirche is a Protestant church building in Görlitz-Königshufen, Germany. It was rebuilt in 1998 as a reconstruction of the village church of German-Ossig with the original ceiling paintings and the baroque interior. The parish belongs to the church district Silesian Upper Lusatia of the Evangelical Church Berlin-Brandenburg-Silesian Upper Lusatia.
15. Stadthalle Görlitz
The Stadthalle is a concert hall in Görlitz, Germany. From its opening in 1910 until its closure in 2005, the building served numerous different cultural events, including concerts, sporting events and trade fairs. A planned renovation was cancelled in 2012. The Förderverein Stadthalle Görlitz e. V. is committed to the preservation of the cultural monument.
The Hallenhaus Untermarkt 5 is a protected cultural monument, which is located opposite the town hall on the Untermarkt in Görlitz. Built in the 15th century, the Frenzelhof is one of the oldest hall houses in Görlitz. For the construction phase around 1500, there are a number of historical references associated with the name Hans Frenzel.
17. Church of Our Lady
The Frauenkirche is a three-aisled hall church in late Gothic style. The church was once located at the gates of the city of Görlitz. Meanwhile, however, it is located in the middle of the center and shapes the image of the city center. In the autumn of 1989 it was the starting point of the prayers for peace in the city.
The Joliot-Curie-Gymnasium is a general secondary school leading to higher education. The school is located on the north side of Wilhelmsplatz in the East Saxon city of Görlitz. It is one of two grammar schools in the city and is under their sponsorship. The grammar school offers the natural and social science profile.
Wikipedia: Joliot-Curie-Gymnasium (DE), Website, Wikimedia_commons
The Trinity Church is a Protestant church in Görlitz, Germany. It was built between 1234 and 1245 as the monastery church of the Franciscan monastery on today's Obermarkt. In 1564 the monastery was converted into a grammar school, the church served as a school church and since 1712 as a parochial church.
Wikipedia: Dreifaltigkeitskirche (Görlitz) (DE), Website, Heritage Website
20. Kathedrale St. Jakobus
The cathedral of St. Jakobus in Görlitz, Germany, is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Görlitz, dedicated to St. James. It was built in neo-Gothic style and consecrated in 1900 as a parish church. It became a cathedral in 1994, due to the reorganisation of East German dioceses.
Wikipedia: St. Jakobus, Görlitz (EN), Website, Heritage Website
Brüderstrasse of G ö rlitz is part of the historic city centre with many Renaissance buildings. It connects G ö rlitzer Obermarkt and Untermarkt and is part of Via regia. It was named after the Franciscan brothers, Brüdergasse leading to their former monastery at Obermarkt.
The Obermühle was one of the three large flour mills in the city of Görlitz on the Lusatian Neisse. The mill was closed in 1994, but parts of the buildings are still used today as a restaurant and guesthouse. In the Obermühle is the easternmost beer brewery in Germany.
23. Ameißsches Haus
The Baroque House Neißstraße 30 is an important commercial and residential building of the Baroque period in Görlitz, which has been used since 1951 as part of the municipal Cultural History Museum. It is located in the middle of the old town on Neißstraße 30.
24. Schlesisches Museum
The Silesian Museum in Görlitz was opened on 13 May 2006 in an architecturally newly composed complex that combines four historic buildings: the Schönhof, the Mittelhaus, the building at Fischmarkt, both dating from 1832, and the Hallenhaus at Untermarkt 4.
25. Brauner Hirsch
The Brauner Hirsch is a Baroque town house in the town of Görlitz in Upper Lusatia, Germany. The corner house is located on the eastern side of the Untermarkt and on the Neissstraße, which continues towards the Old Town Bridge over the Lusatian Neisse.
26. Bahnhof Görlitz
Görlitz station is the central station of the city of Görlitz in the German state of Saxony. Of the original twelve station tracks only six are still in operation. Görlitz is also served by stations in Rauschwalde, Weinhübel and Hagenwerder.
The Waage is a Renaissance house in the town of Görlitz in eastern Upper Lusatia. It is located on the lower market and is part of the so-called row in the middle of the square. The scale ends the line structurally on the southeast side.
The Schönhof is the oldest Renaissance-building in Görlitz, Germany. The building on Bretheren Street 8 (Brüderstraße) was constructed by Wendel Roskopf in 1526 over the surviving stone foundations after the town fire in 1525.
29. Reichenbach Tower
The Reichenbach Tower probably built in the 13th century and first mentioned in 1376 is the western part of the historic fortification of Görlitz. With a height of 51m it is the tallest of the three fortified towers in Görlitz..
The Brautwiesenplatz is the central square in the western city center of Görlitz. The circular square with a grass roundel in the middle was laid out in 1899 as Germany's first roundabout; six streets radiate from it.
The Christuskirche is a Protestant church building in the Görlitz district of Rauschwalde. The church was built at the end of the 1930s and is located to the southwest, slightly set back on Diesterwegplatz.
32. Bagger 1452 - SRS 1200
The excavator 1452 with the type designation SRs 1200 is a bucket wheel excavator, which was manufactured in 1961 by VEB Schwermaschinenbau Lauchhammerwerk for lignite mining and was in use until 2001.
The Helenenbad was an outdoor swimming pool in the northwest of Görlitz city centre. Today, the sunbathing lawns and play facilities on the grounds of the former bath are used as an air bath and park.
Erlöserkirche is a Protestant church located in the Kunnerwitz district of Görlitz. Built in the late 1830s, the church is located at the western end of the village along with the adjacent cemetery.
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