Travel through time to discover the history of Görlitz (city game)
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Luftbild Kaisertrutz, GörlitzPhoto: Achim Keiper, Archiv Europastadt GörlitzZgorzelec GmbH
You can do this tour on foot or by public transport.
Rest stopsLandskron BRAU-MANUFAKTUR, Görlitz
Nature Conservation Animal Park Görlitz-Zgorzelec
Tips and hintsYou will find further information on Görlitz and how to arrange your trip at: https://www.visit-goerlitz.com/Tourismus.html
From the Kaisertrutz walk about 15 minutes to the Holy Sepulchre of Görlitz, an impressive testimony of the late medieval piety. It is part of a medieval place of pilgrimage and devotion laid out under the open sky in the middle of a garden. The conception of the complex is due to the later mayor of Görlitz Georg Emmerich, who laid the foundation stone in 1465 after his return from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. From here walk through the Nikolaivorstadt - the oldest part of the city - towards the Neisse River and the Ochsenbastei with its park called "Zwinger" beside it.
Stroll towards the Neisse River and walk along the bank to Johannes-Wüsten-Straße. Continue walking along Struvestraße and turn into Otto-Müller-Straße, where the Cultural Forum Görlitz Synagogue is located. Consecrated in 1911, the synagogue will overwhelm you with its architectural beauty and the fascinating play of colours in the dome hall. Since July 2021, the synagogue has been open to visitors again after a long period of renovation as a cultural forum. Walk past the entrance of the synagogue though the park towards the city park and admire its lovely old trees.
From here walk to the Obermühle and the viaduct. The impressive Neisse Viaduct stretches 475 metres over the Neisse River and is important for the cross-border railway traffic between Görlitz and Zgorzelec (Poland).
Climb the stairs through the forest to the site of the Landskron BRAU-MANUFAKTUR, where Landskron beer is brewed in deep brewing cellars using traditional artisanal methods with open, hand-guided fermentation. In the modern visitor centre, the Landskron company history can be experienced interactively.
Via Sattigstraße walk in the direction of Jakobuskirche. Then turn left and walk to the zoo, which is a real treasure for the old and the young.
Take tram line 1 in the direction of Demianiplatz or walk about 1,6 km back to the old town.
Public-transport-friendlyTake tram line 1 or 2 to Demianiplatz stop. From there walk via Marienplatz and Steinstraße to the Obermarkt. Then walk along Brüderstraße to the Untermarkt.
For further information: https://www.goerlitztakt.de/de/
By roadBy car, you can drive directly to the Obermarkt and walk via Brüderstraße to the Untermarkt.
ParkingPaid parking is possible at the Obermarkt.
EquipmentLight daypack (approx. 15 litres) with rain cover, comfortable footwear, weather-resistant clothing, sun and rain protection, provisions and drinking water if necessary, map.
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