Experience Görlitz

Görliwood

The world visits Görliwood®

Görlitz never ceases to excite with a lot of charm and a romantic atmosphere. Even well-known Hollywood producers rave about the authentic and diverse scenery of the town and its unique architecture. Görlitz remained almost undestroyed during the Second World War and with its 4000 or so historical buildings spanning 500 years it provides a periodic atmosphere and a lot of inspiration for many filmmakers.

Görlitz was used as film location for the first time in the 1950’s for the film “Der Ochse von Kulm”. Since then, about 100 productions were filmed here often with several days of filming during one year. And this is how the former insider tip turned into a popular film location with a diversely changeable face. New York, Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Paris, Heidelberg – Görlitz has represented all these cities in films.

For the lavish film version of Jules Verne's "Around the world in 80 days", with Jackie Chan, whole streets and the "Landskron"-Brewery changed into the harbour of New York. In 2008, the story of bestselling author Bernhard Schlink, "The reader" was produced in Görlitz. Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes were playing the main roles. Finally Kate Winslet won the popular Oscar® for it. Quentin Tarantino chose the region for his highly observed production "Inglourious Basterds" which also was awarded with more than one Oscar® and in summer of 2009, artificial snow felt down and covered the Untermarkt-square. At the Gründerzeit quarter they filmed "The tower" by Uwe Tellkamp in 2011. Shortly after that the first 3D-Movie in Görlitz was made: Detlev Bucks' "Measuring the World". In winter 2012/13, Wes Anderson chose the Art-Nouveau Department store in the middle of the town and the formal city hall as the favourite film locations for "The Grand Budapest Hotel", a big Hollywood-production. At this time, the City welcomed famous Hollywood stars like Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Tilda Swinton, Jude Law, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson.

 

Görlitz-Filmography

Selection of movies filmed in Görlitz

WERK OHNE AUTOR (2017)

AUF WIEDERSEHEN DEUTSCHLAND (2017)

WOLFSLAND (2016)

DER JUNGE KARL MARX (2015)

FRANZT (2015)

ALONE IN BERLIN (2015)

KÄTHE KRUSE (2014)

MONUMENTS MAN (2013)

THE BOOK THIEF (2013)

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (2013)

DIE LETZTE INSTANZ (2013)

ZUM GEBURTSTAG (2012)

DER TURM (2011)

DIE VERMESSUNG DER WELT (2011)

LORE (2011)

NICHT MIT MIR LIEBLING (2010)

GOETHE! (2009)

INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (2008)

THE READER (2008)

IN 80 DAYS AROUND THE WORLD (2004)

2007: Giganten - Einstein - Superstar der Wissenschaft

2006: Karol Wojtyla - Geheimnisse eines Papstes

2003: Die Frau des Architekten

2003: NeuFundLand

1998: Wege in die Nacht

1997: Das 7. Jahr - Ansichten zur Lage der Nation

1994: Bruder Lustig, Polizeiruf 110

1993: Grange Hill

1985: Ernst Thälmann

1985: Flug des Falken

1980: Gevatter Tod

1977: Über sieben Brücken musst du gehen

1969: Jeder stirbt für sich allein

1962: An französischen Kaminen

1961: Der Tod hat ein Gesicht

1954: Der Ochse von Kulm

 

„Thanks Görlitz! You´re a cool location – Görlitz was the best location for the Making of The Grand Budapest Hotel“

Ralph Fiennes, Actor, „The Grand Budapest Hotel“ (2013)  and„ The Reader“ (2008)

 

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