A walk through Görliwood
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GörliwoodPhoto: Die Partner, CC BY, Archiv Europastadt GörlitzZgorzelec GmbH
Movies which were produced in Görlitz are amongst others "Goethe!", "The Captain", "The Book Thief", "Inglourious Basterds", "The Grand Budapest Hotel", "Around the World in 80 Days", "Never Look Away" or "The Reader". Görlitz is also the setting for the German TV crime series "Wolfsland".
Further information at: www.visit-goerlitz.com/Goerliwood-European-Film-Location
In the Görlitz-Information you can get a free map of the film locations. Furthermore, you can book a guided city tour called "And...Action!" or a bus tour with the "Görliwood-Entdecker" and it is possible to buy an exclusive Görliwood souvenir here.
Why not take part in the "And ... Action!" guided tour through the film set Görlitz or take a bus tour with the "Görliwood Entdecker" and get to know the film locations (only in german).
For further information: www.visit-goerlitz.com/Trips-to-Goerliwood
Rest stopsLower Market (Untermarkt), Görlitz
Tips and hints
For further information: www.visit-goerlitz.com/Goerliwood-European-Film-Location
Walk from Obermarkt along Fleischerstraße into Nikolaivorstadt to the Nikolaifriedhof. The baroque cemetery with its historical tombs and burial vaults was used for the German-French coproduction "Frantz". Go back to the old town and the Untermarkt. The Untermarkt was used for a lot of film productions e.g. "Goethe!", "Around the World in 80 Days", "The Book Thief", "Inglourious Basterds" or "Der Zauberlehrling". It is possible to visit the corner house "Brauner Hirsch" inside which is an original film location. Here at the Untermarkt you can also find further parts of the "Walk of Görliwood" (Neißstraße 9).
Go along Neißstraße to the Old Town Bridge (Altstadtbrücke), which has been connecting Görlitz and Zgorzelec since 2004. Walk along the shore to the Stadthalle. This Art Nouveau building was the entrance for the hotel in "The Grand Budapest Hotel". It is also possible to turn left in Neißstraße into Kränzelstraße where further scenes for "The Grand Budapest Hotel" were produced. Next follow Kränzelstraße to the Jakob-Böhme/Bergstraße and you can see an original backdrop: the wall with the writing "Wählt Thälmann!". The writing was placed there in the 80s when the film "Ernst Thälmann" was shot in Görlitz.
Fans of the film "The Grand Budapest Hotel" will also notice the square, which was used for different scenes in the film.
Via Elisabethstraße and Marienplatz you will reach the Art Nouveau Department Store (Jugenstilkaufhaus) - maybe the most beautiful department store in Germany! Its entrance hall was used as lobby for "The Grand Budapest Hotel". Kate Winslet also passed this department store with the tram as a conductress in "The Reader".
Crossing the Postplatz you will reach the Jakobstraße, where in the building with the house number 5a scenes for the film "The Reader" were shot in 2008. The main character Hanna (leading actress and winner of the Acadamy Award Kate Winslet) lives in an apartment of this house. Walk along Jakobstraße and turn right at the Wilhelmsplatz into Konsulstraße and then Emmerichstraße. Here in the southern part of the Wilhelminian style district of Görlitz scenes for "The Tower" were shot. Go back to Konsulstraße and walk towards the railway station. The railway station is an Art Nouveau building too and very popular with film crews. Emotional welcome and farewell scenes were shot here such as in "The Silent Revolution".
From the station, now walk along Berliner Straße in the direction of the old town. Just before Hospitalstraße on the left-hand side you will find stops 5 - 7 (TV crime series "Wolfsland", "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", "FABIAN: Going to the Dogs") of the "Walk of Görliwood". From here, continue walking via Postplatz, Marienplatz and Obermarkt back to the Görlitz-Information.
You are also welcome to take a detour from the railway station to Brautwiesenplatz, the world's first roundabout, and to Landskronstraße. Scenes from the films "The Reader" and "The Captain" were shot here.
Take tramline 1 or 2 to reach the station Demianiplatz. Cross the Marienplatz and the Obermarkt. The Görlitz-Information is located at the end of the Obermarkt beside the Heroldbrunnen.
For further information: https://www.goerlitztakt.de/de/
from Dresden via the A4 to the Görlitz junction (94) and continue on the B6 and B99 in the direction of Zentrum/Altstadt (city centre/old town)
from Cottbus via the B115 and continue on the B6 and B99 towards Zentrum/Altstadt (city centre/old town)
from Wrocław via the A4 to the Görlitz junction (94) and continue on the B6 and B99 towards the centre/old town
from Bautzen/Löbau via the B6 to the Görlitz-Rauschwalde junction and continue via Wiesbadener Straße and Reichenbacher Straße towards the centre/old town
from Zittau on the B99 in the direction of Zentrum/Altstadt (city centre/old town)
Further information at: https://www.visit-goerlitz.com/Anreise.html
ParkingParking with costs is possible on the Obermarkt. There is an extra button for the 24h ticket.
Author’s map recommendations
EquipmentWe recommend to wear sturdy shoes and to have the flyer "Welcome to Görliwood" with you.
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