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Görlitz Local Customs: 9 reviews and 33 photos

  house at Weberstraße
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  • house at Weberstraße - Görlitz
      house at Weberstraße
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  • house at Weberstraße - Görlitz
      house at Weberstraße
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  • Untermarkt 25 - Görlitz
      Untermarkt 25
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  • Untermarkt 25 - Görlitz
      Untermarkt 25
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  • Untermarkt 25 - ceiling Baroque/Renaissance - Görlitz
      Untermarkt 25 - ceiling Baroque/Renaissance
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This quite hard to understand tip title refers to a day in June - usually the third Sunday that month - when the owners of recently restored (or almost completed) townhouses in Görlitz open the doors for visitors, mostly with the goal of renting in the back of their mind. Sometimes buildings that are privately owned or owned by the city join in this event, looking for potential investors.

I visited this event twice so far. Highlights and disappointments are close to each other. For example, in 2010 I was able to see an amazing, almost completely restored townhouse at Weberstraße and the landmark building Untermarkt 25, which is in very poor condition - but you could see the great potential. I could also see the new Youth hostel which will have its home right in the old town. Very nice construction, using and preserving old parts of the building.

On the other hand, the owner of a house at Kränzelstraße invited visitors despite having just begun restoration. And it was clearly visible he would not treat the building properly - too much cleared out and replaced by new structures.

Anyway, it is always fun to mingle with the locals, listen to their stories of old times and chatting with them.

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  • Written Oct 2, 2010
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