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Görlitz - City Game for kids - The Upperlusatian Six Towns League

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  • Untermarkt Görlitz, Rathausturm
    Untermarkt Görlitz, Rathausturm
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Map / Görlitz - City Game for kids - The Upperlusatian Six Towns League
Such a small journey through time is available in the six cities of the Upperlusatian Six Towns League (Sechsstädtebund). Here we will discover the city of Görlitz.
Distance 2 km
1:00 h
30 m
30 m
208 m
184 m
Walking through the city is boring? As if! The old town of Görlitz is full of stories and legends, hidden animals on house walls and creepy grimaces. This tour is a fun way to discover the city.

In the Görlitz-Information you will get the booklet "6 spannende Stadtspiele im Oberlausitzer Sechsstädtebund". Just solve the riddles, get them stamped and pick up a present in the Görlitz-Information. Have fun discovering and puzzling!

Author’s recommendation

Discovering the city from above is a great experience. Climb the town hall tower on Untermarkt during your tour, for example.
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Update: March 23, 2023
Highest point
208 m
Lowest point
184 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 13.67%Dirt road 5.74%Forested/wild trail 77.08%Path 3.49%
0.3 km
Dirt road
0.1 km
Forested/wild trail
1.6 km
0.1 km
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Safety information

Please note that in rain and ice, the granite and basalt pavement in the old town of Görlitz can be very slippery.

Tips and hints

For more information on Görlitz, visit:

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Görlitz-Information, Obermarkt 32, Görlitz (201 m)
51.155748, 14.988827
51°09'20.7"N 14°59'19.8"E
33U 499218 5667145


Görlitz-Information, Obermarkt 32, Görlitz

Turn-by-turn directions

Our tour starts at the Görlitz-Information at Obermarkt 32. With the booklet "6 spannende Stadtspiele im Obeerlausitzer Sechsstädtebund" you can walk along the different stations. Look at the route shown in the Görlitz section and solve the riddles at the stations!

The first stop is to the west at the end of Obermarkt at the Reichenbach Tower. Before anyone asks: it is 51 m high! The tower has several coats of arms on each side. How many coats of arms did you count? Opposite is the Kaisertrutz, which we can easily recognize by its round shape. In the past, the building was used to defend the city. What do you think is in the building today?

We now walk south in the direction of Demianiplatz. After about 200 m of walking, we can look directly at the imposing Görlitz Art Nouveau department store behind the bus stop. How many arches does the Görlitz department store have under which you can walk?

The tour continues across Marienplatz, and we can see the so called Frauenturm, which is also known as Dicker Turm (Thick Tower). Do you know the colour of the tower?

From here we pass to the east in the direction of Untermarkt. After about 500 m we reach the tower of the town hall. On the town hall tower, a golden animal guards the Untermarkt above the two clocks. Can you tell which animal it is?

Now we walk into Neissstraße. There you will find the Barockhaus museum in a yellow house with a magnificent portal and two golden door knockers. Which animal do you see here? Right next to it, a stone head looks out of the archway towards the town hall.  Who or what is looking out?

At the end of Neissstraße you will find the Old Town Bridge, which leads across the Neisse River. The Neisse River is the border between two countries. Do you know these two countries?

From here we walk uphill to the landmark of Görlitz. The parish church of St. Peter and Paul is visible from afar. Find out how many steps there are up to the southern entrance with the semicircular staircase!

From St. Peter's Church, you walk along Peterstraße, Untermarkt and Brüderstraße back to Obermarkt. Directly in front of the Görlitz-Information on Obermarkt is the Heroldbrunnen with a statue. Do you see what the statue is holding in its hand?






Public transport


Take tram line 1 or 2 to the Demianiplatz stop and walk via Marienplatz and Obermarkt for approx. 5 minutes towards the old town. The Görlitz-Information is located at the end of the Obermarkt next to the Heroldbrunnen.

For more information, visit:

By road

  • 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)

For more information, visit:


Parking with costs is possible at the Obermarkt. There is an extra button for the 24-hour parking ticket.


51.155748, 14.988827
51°09'20.7"N 14°59'19.8"E
33U 499218 5667145
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Light daypack (approx. 15 litres) with rain cover, comfortable footwear, weather-resistant clothing, sun and rain protection, provisions and drinking water if necessary, map and the booklet "6 spannende Stadtspiele im Oberlausitzer Sechsstädtebund".

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2 km
1:00 h
30 m
30 m
Highest point
208 m
Lowest point
184 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest Suitable for strollers


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