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Görlitz: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

1. Görlitz: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

Explore Germany’s easternmost city on a walking tour. Join a local guide as they show you the city’s sights, including Schönhof, the oldest Renaissance building in Görlitz. Meet your guide at the Obermarkt, one of the largest and most beautiful squares in Görlitz. From here, make your way to the smaller, but no less impressive Untermarkt. See the Trinity Church, the Napoleon House, the Schönhof, and the Town Hall with its impressive clocks. Marvel at scenes from the Old and New Testament set in sandstone and attached to the “Biblische Haus” or biblical house. Visit the Untermarkt, often used as a filming location, and see the Whispering Arch. Finally, wander down narrow alleyways to reach the imposing Peterskirche, the city church with dual towers that loom over Görlitz. 

Görlitz: Scavenger Hunt Through the Old Town

2. Görlitz: Scavenger Hunt Through the Old Town

In the game box, you'll find eleven sealed and numbered envelopes with small tasks that need to be solved. Led by clear directions, walk around the Görlitz old town, solving the puzzles in order to get to the next station. As a solution for the puzzles, get a number that tells you what envelope you have to open next. As you criss-cross through the city, receive detailed background information on the history of each site that you reach. The tour starts at the train station. Stroll across Postplatz with the Muschelminna and walk past the imposing Art Nouveau department store, which has been the backdrop for various film productions as well as the city itself. This is why the city is also often called Görliwood. Decide for yourself when to start the tour. Along the way, take as much time as you’d like to stop for a snack, a coffee, or to do some shopping. Discover the very special flair of the historic Görlitz old town at your own pace without a city map or travel guide.

From Dresden: Day Trip to Pulsnitz, Bautzen & Görlitz

3. From Dresden: Day Trip to Pulsnitz, Bautzen & Görlitz

Discover what was once Europe's longest trade route, the Via Regia corridor, and today’s urban gems of Upper Lusatia. See Germany's traditional blueprint or pepper cakes workshop in Pulsnitz. Slip back in time with the well-preserved old town of Görlitz. Visit Bautzen's medieval towers and impressive fortifications. Start your tour with a visit to Pulsnitz, aptly called the gingerbread city, to get acquainted with traditional blueprinting and pepper cake making. Continue to Bautzen, the cultural center of the Sorbian minority in Saxony. See the historical center with the Old Waterworks, Ortenburg Castle and the Sorbian Cultural Center. Hop on a minibus to see the outer city center of Görlitz with the Holy Sepulchre, the Nikolai cemetery and the Upper Market. Explore the many wonderful details of the Lower Market and the Zwinger at a leisurely pace. On the way back to Dresden, stop by the Berzdorfer See, the former open-cast lignite mine near Görlitz. Görlitz has a rich architectural heritage. Many movie-makers have used the various sites as locations. Enjoy some free time during the day tour to soak in the atmosphere. Indulge in local tastings along the way and treat yourself to snacks, drinks, and delicacies.

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What people are saying about Gorlitz

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5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

It was a lot of fun. You can definitely do it in 3 hours in a hurry, we took our time and absorbed Görlitz. 5h intensive, entertaining and very individual city experience. We loved it. And will probably soon do something similar in other cities.

Great experience, just the fact that you can set your own pace was very convenient for us