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Events in Görlitz

Events in Görlitz

Our events provides you with local tradition, European charm and professional performances. Popular events attract both inhabitants of Görlitz and tourists.

Exhibition - The Görlitzer Hall Houses

15 June to 18 October 2020

The exhibition can be seen in "Brüderstraße 9", one of the Görlitzer Hall Houses. In addition to the main exhibit, the unrenovated Hall House itself, there are large-format photos of other Hall Houses along the Via Regia, a high-precision 3D print of the building at "Brüderstraße 9", and an animated film about the Görlitzer Hall Houses.

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Ice skating in Görlitz

27 November 2020 - 10 January 2021

In the romantic scenery of the Obermarkt in front of the trinity church, both small and large skaters can skate.

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Silesian Christmas Market Görlitz

4 December - 20 December 2020

Craftspeople and traders present commodities and delicacies from Silesia, Saxony, Poland and Bohemia. Christmas crib, animal enclosures or reading tent are popular attractions for all visitors. Moreover, you can look forward to high-quality merchandise from the border triangle and tasty culinary delights from our region. A lot of music is played on the historical stage every day. From classical trombone sounds to Christmas jazz to the Great Christmas Singing. A special attraction will enrich the market time: Romantic ice skating on the Obermarkt.

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EVENTS in Görlitz 2021

International MESSIAEN-Days Görlitz-Zgorzelec

14. January - 17. January 2021

The French composer Olivier Messiaen proved that music does not separate, but connects, when he composed his masterpiece "Quartett auf das Ende der Zeit" during his imprisonment in the prisoner of war camp Stalag VIII A in Görlitz (today Zgorzelec) and performed it for the first time in the camp on 15 January 1941. Around the 15th of January, in memory of all those who suffered and hoped in this camp, the International Messiaen Days will take place - a festival with high-calibre artists that makes it possible to experience the existential power of music in a variety of ways.

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Neiße Filmfestival

18 May - 23 May 2021

Since 2004, the trinational festival has offered young and established filmmakers from Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic a forum and the public a cross-border programme with around 100 films, concerts, exhibitions, readings and parties in the border triangle on the River Neisse. 

Organ Night

23 May 2021

The various churches of Görlitz present a musical festival of a special kind. Also in the year 2020 the annual Görlitzer Organ Night takes place on Whitsunday. You can experience the organs in the churches of the "Evangelische Innenstadtgemeinde" and the organ in the cathedral St. Jakobus. The Sun Organ in St. Peter's Church will open the Night of the Organ with a concert and end it in the evening.

Görlitz Jazz Festival

2 June - 13 June 2021

A quarter of a century of rousing jazz in Görlitz: The festival offers concerts at four "lost places" and other venues in Görlitz, Berthelsdorf, Löbau, Bad Muskau and Horka. An atrium, old factory buildings, castle courtyards and a historic stable become sound spaces for great music and meeting places for a surprising audience.

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European-Marathon in Görlitz

6 June 2021

At the beginning of June many running professionals, recreational athletes, families, training communities from Germany, Europe and other parts of the world are expected again. In addition to the well-known running tracks such as the marathon, the half marathon and the 10 km track, the Europamarathon Görlitz- Zgorzelec also offers recreational runners a 5 km track.

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Restoration Day

probably 20 June 2021

Visitors have the exclusive chance to look at more than twenty restored, non restored, well-known and unknown houses of all architectural styles which are usually not open to the public.

Landskron Brewery Festival

June 2021

Traditionally in June each year, the Landskron BRAU manufactory is a hot spot. At the "BRAUfest der Sinne" a world of pleasure opens up for the visitor. In a beautiful listed Wilhelminian style area on about four hectares there are attractions for the whole family. The highlight is the spectacular fireworks display on Saturday evening.

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Görlitz Lake Festival

in summer 2021

Relaxing at the lake, actively cycling and boating, experiencing culture and enjoying gastronomy - this is how you can spend your summer at the Berzdorf Lake. During the summer at the lake, companies, associations and players invite you to the Berzdorf lake south of Görlitz. Highlights include the festival at the Blue Lagoon with international sailing regatta and the Görlitz Lake Week. In addition there are action-packed days with various sports competitions.

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ViaThea - International Street Theatre Festival

July 2021

For three days, the streets and squares of the European city of Görlitz/ Zgorzelec are transformed into a large open-air theatre stage and become a meeting place for cultures. The ViaThea is a meeting place for artists and spectators of different nationalities.
Enjoy theatre in a wonderful atmosphere and become part of a variety of productions. Experience a new city on these days. Be curious and look forward with us to the international street theatre festival ViaThea in Görlitz/ Zgorzelec.

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Silesian Pottery Market

19 July - 20 July 2021

The Silesian pottery market is a craft market. The potters stand with their name for the quality and uniqueness of their products. Each piece is the result of loving craftsmanship.  The Silesian pottery market surprises with an impressive variety. No matter if decoration articles or utensils, all goods can be found in different styles. 

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O-SEE Challenge - International Cross Triathlon

August 2021

20 years of ultimate challenge at Lake Olbersdorf in front of the scenery of the Zittau Mountains Nature Park. Experience with us the fascinating history of our O-SEE Challenge from a 5-man run to an internationally highly regarded highlight in the cross-triathlon scene.

Cross-Triathlon-Sport at the highest level accompanied by an exciting supporting program - it´s a MUST! It offers fun and experience with international flair for all athletes, spectators and guests.

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Historic City Festival and Jakuby Festival Zgorzelec

27 August - 29 August 2021

For three days, the historic city centre of Görlitz and one of the districts of Zgorzelec are turned into a stage for a historic spectacle where both locals and visitors enjoy the biggest festival in the region. People laugh, dance, sing, meet, talk, feast, buy, paddle and celebrate. Several stages in the city centre offer a varied programme which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.

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European Heritage Day

12 September 2021

On this day, you go on a discovery tour in Görlitz to some of the almost 4,000 monuments, which otherwise remain rather hidden. In the surroundings of the monument day, the special heritage of the town can be experienced through concerts, guided tours and many other activities with the craftsmen's market and a supporting programme.

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EVENTS in Görlitz 2022

Bach Week


This festival week is dedicated to the musical work of Johann-Sebastian-Bach and is performed in the Görlitz churches of the Protestant "Innenstadtgemeinde". In addition to the opening concert you will experience cantata devotions and a radio service for the harvest festival and the performance of a cantata in St. Peter's Church.

Christmas Market: Nikolai Schmidt, Messiaen days: Meetingpoint Music Messiaen, Neiße Filmfestival: Hannes Roensch, Organ Night: Evangelische Innenstadtgemeinde, Jazzfestival: Reinhard Schubert, European-Marathon: Europamarathon, Landskron Brewery Festival: Landskron Brauerei, Street Theater VIATHEA: Rainer Weisflog, Lake Festival: Rainer Weisflog, Pottery Market: Roswitha Wintermann, O See Challenge: Stadt Zittau, Historic City Festival: Sächsische Zeitung, Heritage Day: Rainer Michel Klein, Bach Week: Magnet Werbeagentur, Ice skating in Görlitz: Nikolai Schmidt

Photo: Nikolai Schmidt
Photo: Nikolai Schmidt

Impressions from Silesian Pottery Market

Impressions from Historic City Festival

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