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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.

Silesian Christmas Market Görlitz

6 December - 22. December 2019

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 in front of the Trinity Church from 22 November 2019 to 5 January 2020 (27 November 2020 to 10 January 2021).

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EVENTS in Görlitz 2020

Exhibition - The Görlitz Hall Houses

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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Organ Night

31 May 2020

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

3 June - 14 June 2020

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

7 June 2020

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

21 June 2020

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.

ViaThea - International Street Theatre Festival

2 July - 4 July 2020

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

18 July - 19 July 2020

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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Historic City Festival and Jakuby Festival Zgorzelec

28 August - 30 August 2020

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

13 September 2020

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.

EVENTS in Görlitz 2021

Organ Night: Evangelische Innenstadtgemeinde, Jazzfestival: Reinhard Schubert, Street Theater VIATHEA: Rainer Weisflog, Peddlers´Market: Roswitha Wintermann, Historic City Festival: Sächsische Zeitung, Heritage Day: Rainer Michel Klein, Christmas Market: Nikolai Schmidt

Photo: Nikolai Schmidt
Photo: Nikolai Schmidt
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