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Guided tours

Guided Tours

Would you like a guided tour through Görlitz? We would be happy to organize this for you at the dates and times you desire.

NEW!!! With Builder Roßkopf Through Görlitz

From 1518 till 1549 Wendel Roßkopf was the master builder of the town of Görlitz. After the disastrous great fire in 1525 he led the rebuilding of the town. In this time Roßkopf used for the first time the new Renaissance forms whereby the “Schönhof” was a kind of pilot project.
In this tour Roßkopf tells you about his life in town and shows you the houses he has built. You will hear many interesting facts about the Renaissance and how it came here so that there could develop an own Görlitz Renaissance style. Furthermore, he will tell you many stories and anecdotes from his life and life in town. After this tour you will see Görlitz in a new light.

The tour can also be booked in Dutch.

Bookable from May 2021

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NEW!!! What the Houses in Görlitz tell us…

Going through the streets of Görlitz, everywhere you can see inscriptions, reliefs, cartouches, year numbers, richly decorated portals and much more.
During this tour you will learn about the stories and secrets which are hidden behind all these decorations and the history of their past residents comes back to life.

The tour can also be booked in Dutch.

Bookable from May 2021

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Görlitz as a trading city

The former cloth-making city of Görlitz owes a large part of its riches to a very special plant - woad, which was used in the Middle Ages to dye yarn and cloth. For many years Görlitz had a trade monopoly in woad. On this guided tour, which takes participants through the historic old town, we look at the properties of this plant and the way it was processed.

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Guided tour Euro City Görlitz/Zgorzelec

The eastern and western part of the city were divided in 1945, one becoming Polish and the other remaining German. Join our guided tour on both banks of the river Neisse to discover how the two cities are growing together and still keep their individual charms. Where else can you experience European everyday life in such a way? (Please have your passport with you.)

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Stroll along the Art Nouveau buildings

With our guide Mr. Snoeijer you will explore in a two hour tour the architectural evidence of the art historical epoch of Art Nouveau (or Modern Style) in Görlitz. In addition to the City Hall (Stadthalle), synagogue, department store and the railway station, many other buildings from this time shaped the cityscape of Görlitz and bear witness to the forms from this time, like e.g. the Strasbourg Passage and villas and bank buildings.

The tour can also be booked in Dutch.

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A walk through film locations in Görlitz

Due to its exceptional architecture more and more often Görlitz turns into a movie location for the international film productions. On this tour you will discover some of these locations as well as get to know „The Walk of Görliwood”. This you will also be a chance to see for youself why the movie stars feel so much at ease here.

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With merchant Frenzel through Görlitz

Around 1500, Hans Frenzel was one of the richest inhabitants of the city Görlitz. Go on tour with this merchant to hear how he became so rich and even had his own church built. Immerse yourself in merchant Frenzel's life with this costumed tour, and learn about his influence and his work in the city, where he donated money, how he had to fight the competition, and about his devout life.

The tour can also be booked in Dutch.

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Witch tour

The good witch of Görlitz, Alena, guides you through the medieval Old Town of Görlitz. Children, teenagers and young souls go with witch Alena and her animal companion (hand puppet) on a fairy tale and history-rich exploration of the city and listen to what the houses between the Upper and Lower Market squares have to tell.

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On the tracks of the Görlitz cloth makers

Görlitz became rich through the woad and cloth trade. Görlitz cloth was known throughout Europe for its high quality. In the 19th century the tradition of cloth production continued and developed. We invite you to go on this tour and learn fascinating stories from the world of cloth makers, weavers and dyers from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.

The tour can also be booked in Dutch.

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Picture sources:
Photo " With Builder Roßkopf Through Görlitz": Helena Snoeijer, Photo "What the Houses in Görlitz tell us…": Petrus Snoeijer, Photo "Görlitz as a trading city" : Alexander Römisch, Photo "Guided tour Euro City Görlitz/Zgorzelec": Rainer Weisflog, Photo "Stroll through the Jugendstil buildings": Rainer Weisflog, Photo "A walk through film locations in Goerlitz": Die Partner GmbH, Photo "With merchant Frenzel through Görlitz": Helena Snoeijer, Photo "Witch Tour": Europastadt GmbH, Photo "On the tracks of the Görlitz cloth makers": Helena Snoeijer

Photo: Die Partner GmbH
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