"On Finding Gems Unplanned: Görlitz" Top 5 Page for this destination Görlitz by richiecdisc

Görlitz Travel Guide: 271 reviews and 959 photos

If Görlitz was located between Munich and Mickey’s favorite, Neuschwanstein castle, it would be a justifiably famous lunch stop for the mass of tourists that collect such “must see’ locations like Eiffel Tower ornaments on gaudy charm bracelets. But thankfully, that is not the case. It is tucked away on the far eastern fringe of already off the beaten path German state Saxony, right on the Polish border. Though it has a recorded history dating back to 1071, its various incarnations from Lusatian village and Prussian darling to post WWII divvied-up trophy, nearly culminated in ruination when lack of funds in the Eastern block left many of its architecturally diverse gems in disrepair. Today, the lucky visitor will find a magnificent city that has undergone an incredible restoration of its great array of buildings from various stylistic periods. Despite this, even on a busy holiday weekend, crowds are not annoyingly large and better yet, are uniformly German and Polish-speaking. Only time will tell if its relative isolation will keep it that way and many would argue the city needs tourist dollars more than authenticity, but for this weary traveler, it was a blissful find and hopefully remains so.

  • Last visit to Görlitz: Jun 2006
  • Intro Written Jul 22, 2006
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Jul 14, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Fabulous page with brilliant photos of Görlitz, which we once visited on a day trip from Dresden.

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jul 31, 2010 at 10:45 AM

    We are debating to see this town-and want to very much if only the time while in Dresden. Thanks for your encouraging pictures and comments. That may influence the decision. Good job

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Mar 25, 2008 at 2:19 PM

    Just been to Görlitz on Saturday. Really liked it but run out of time.

  • zizkov's Profile Photo
    Nov 2, 2006 at 5:46 PM

    What, philosophy but no beer ;-?

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2006 at 5:02 PM

    You've certainly tempted me!

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Sep 1, 2006 at 1:59 PM

    Görlitz looks like a great place to discover! I love these type of off the beaten path places with those quiet picturesque streets! Maybe some day I can put Sachsen and Görlitz on my travelmap :-))

  • paula69's Profile Photo
    Sep 1, 2006 at 3:26 AM

    Nice page and fotos. Paula.

  • tessy's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2006 at 1:57 PM

    What a wonderful place to discover!

  • Gili_S's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2006 at 3:08 PM

    Interesting page about place I never heard before. I just couldn’t find the usual local tip this time ;-)

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2006 at 4:08 AM

    You've put Görlitz on the VT map. Now many tourists will follow :-). Congrats on your wedding.

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