26 Sights in Görlitz, Germany (with Map and Images)

Here you can find interesting sights in Görlitz, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 26 sights are available in Görlitz, Germany.

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1. Heiliges Grab

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Heiliges Grab User ProfessorX on de.wikipedia / Public domain

The Holy Grave in Görlitz, also called Görlitzer Jerusalem, was created as a religious total work of art that extends from the crypt of the Church of St. Peter and Paul over the urban room to the Holy Grave. It is one of the most important sights in the city. The Holy Grab Chapel in the Neißestadt, which became the model for many comparable systems due to its early creation, is a reduced copy of the Jerusalem original from the time of the high Middle Ages, the accuracy of which was not reached in any other replica of the Holy Grave in Germany. It was deliberately integrated into the landscape. The later Mayor Georg Emmerich examined the original Holy Grab in Jerusalem and aged finger when she went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

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2. Kulturforum Görlitzer Synagoge

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Kulturforum Görlitzer Synagoge Hans Peter Schaefer, http://www.reserv-art.de / CC-BY-SA-3.0

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.

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3. Biblisches Haus

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The biblical house is a community center in the old town of Görlitz. The house received his nickname due to its reliefs on the facade on the first and second floor. They show scenes from the Old and New Testament. It is located on the Neißstraße, the connection between Untermarkt and the old town bridge over the Lausitzer Neiße and is one of the most famous Renaissance buildings in the city next to the Schönhof. The Kulturhistorisches Museum Görlitz is located in its western neighboring house - the Baroque Eckhaus Neißstraße 30.

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4. Kreuzkirche

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The Kreuzkirche is an evangelical church building from the beginning of the 20th century on the edge of the Görlitz Südstadt between the Arndt and Reuterstrasse. The architect of the modern church building built between 1913 and 1919 was the Dresden Rudolf Bitzan. The Görlitz architect Gerhard Röhr took over the completion. In the monumental sacral building, he combined style elements from modernity, Art Nouveau and neoclassicism. The church forms an architectural unit with the double-ending pastor and parish hall.

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5. Görlitzer Warenhaus

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The Görlitz department store, also known as the Görlitz department store, 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 as a department store on 30 September 1913. Under various owners, it was operated as a department store until August 15, 2009. In 2013, the entrepreneur Winfried Stöcker acquired the building, who wants to rebuild it and open a full-range department store in it.

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6. Ratsapotheke

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The council pharmacy, also called Struve-Apotheke, is one of the most famous town houses in the historic Görlitz old town. The Renaissance building is located on the northern part of the sub -market and is the corner house to the overcoming Peterstrasse. The house, on the side facing the sub -market, has two sundials from Zacharias Scultetus - a brother of the Görlitz astronomer and mathematics Bartholomäus Scultetus. The Renaissance siebel of the house turns to Peterstrasse.

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7. Wilhelmsplatz

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The rectangular Wilhelmsplatz, located in the south of the city center, is the largest city square in Görlitz, extending more than 200 meters from east to west and about 100 meters from north to south. At the center of the square is a large lawn surrounded by flower beds as planting belts. A row of hedges and trees separated the leafy square from the busy Jacob Strassen to the west. Wilhelmsplatz is located between the city centre and the Görlitz railway station.

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8. Naturkundemuseum

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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.

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9. Heilig-Geist-Kirche

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The Church of the Holy Spirit is a church built between 1905 and 1906 in Görlitz, Upper Lusatya, Germany. Today, the parish belongs to the Lusatia Church of the independent Evangelical Lutheran Church. The church is located in Sattigplatz at the junction of Zittauer Straße/An der Jakobuskirche. It is the parish church of the parish of Görlitz and is a protected monument. The parish office is located at 31 Carl-von-Ossietzky-Stra è e.

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10. Annenkapelle

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The Annenkapelle on Görlitzer Marienplatz was built between 1508 and 1511 by the councilor Albrecht Stieglitzer as a memorial chapel for the Görlitz large -scale merchant Hans Frenzel den (1463–1526). She was dedicated to St. Anna - the patron saint of Frenzel. Later it was used as an orphan and prison church. Today the former chapel is used as a gymnasium and auditorium of the adjacent Annenschule.

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11. Rathausturm

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Rathausturm Photographer and uploader was Hajotthu at de.wikipedia / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Town Hall of Görlitz has been the place of the city's administration and jurisdictions since 1350. It was first mentioned in a document by the Görlitz council in 1369. Its interior dates back partly to the Renaissance period and baroque period. Over the centuries the administration grew, so did the town hall. It utilises several buildings of different epoches on the Lower Market Square 6–8.

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12. Muschelminna

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The Muschelminna, also known as the TOberentzbrunnen, according to its architect Robert Toberentz, is a fountain built in 1887 on the postplace in the city of Görlitz. The name emerged from the vernacular, which described the bronze statue standing on the marble base. The statue was melted down during the Second World War. A reproduction on the fountain has been faithful since 1994.

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13. Neues Rathaus

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The town hall of the city of Görlitz has been a place of urban administration, power and jurisdiction since about 1350; In 1369 it was first documented as a town hall by a certificate from the Görlitz Council. Its magnificent interior decreases into the Renaissance period. It consists of several coherent buildings on the Untermarkt 6–8 and is now the seat of several offices.

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14. Frauenkirche

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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. In the meantime, 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.

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15. Finstertor

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The Finstertor, also known as the Armesündertor, was part of the fortification of the Görlitz suburbs. It formed the northern entrance to Nikolaivorstadt, which was surrounded by a mud wall and fences. The pointed arched passage had a drop gate. The Finstertor is the only surviving gate of the fortification of the suburbs.

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16. Kathedrale St. Jakobus

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Kathedrale St. Jakobus Südstädter (brightened + cropped Rabanus Flavus / CC-BY-SA-3.0

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.

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17. Dreifaltigkeitskirche

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Dreifaltigkeitskirche DanielGu in der Wikipedia auf Deutsch
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The Trinity Church is a Protestant church in Görlitz. 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 high school, the church served as a school and since 1712 as a parochial church.

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18. Vierradenmühle Görlitz

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The Vierradenmühle was one of three large grain mills of the city of Görlitz. But it also served the cloth makers and tanners as a walk mill. In their place there is now a turbine house for generating electric streams and an inn that has resumed the name Vierradenmühle.

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19. Ameißsches Haus

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The Barockhaus of Neii-stra-e 30 is an important commercial and residential building of the Baroque period of Görlitz and has been used as part of the Museum of the City's Cultural History since 1951. It is located in the heart of the Old City, Nei ® stra ® e 30.

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20. Nikolaikirche

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The Nikolaikirche is a profaned (deteriorated) Gothic indoor church in Görlitz, the easternmost city in Germany. It is surrounded by the Nikolaikirchhof and is used as an exhibition and memorial room. The Görlitz Evangelical Cultural Foundation is the owner.

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21. Obermühle

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Obermühle is one of three major flour mills located in the town of Görlitz in Lusatian Neisse. The factory was closed in 1994, but parts of the building are still used as restaurants and pensions. Obermühle is home to Germany's easternmost brewery.

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22. Waage

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Libra is a Renaissance building located in the town of Gerlitz, east of Upper Lusatya. It is located in the sub-market and is part of the so-called line in the center of the square. Libra completes this line on the southeast structure.

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23. Schönhof

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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.

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24. Cerkiew pw. Świętych Równych Apostołom Konstantyna i Heleny

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Cerkiew pw. Świętych Równych Apostołom Konstantyna i Heleny Ralf Lotys (Sicherlich) / CC BY 3.0

Under the Equality of the Saints of Constantine and Helena the Orthodox Church, Zgorzalc's Orthodox Diocese Orthodox Church. It belongs to the Polish Orthodox parish of Wroclaw-Szczecin, Dekanatu Lubin. Temporary temple.

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25. Sonnenorgel

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Sonnenorgel Frank Vincentz / CC BY-SA 3.0

The solar organ of St. Peter's and Paul's Church in Guerlitz is a special feature. In the prospectus of 1703, there were 17 suns with organ pipes. The current plant was built by Mathis Orgelbau in 1997.

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26. Stadtkirche St. Peter und Paul

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The Parish Church of St Peter and Paul in Görlitz, or Peterskirche for short, towers over the Nei ️ etal valley, with its copper roof and towers visible from afar, dominating the historic Old City.

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