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Subculture in Görlitz

Subculture in Görlitz - surprising, easygoing, creative

Görlitz does not only have old and beautifully restored houses to look at. Off the beaten track, there are numerous places and offers using the city’s open spaces in an innovative way and creating a fresh lifestyle. Let’s go and discover!

Cold Store (Kühlhaus)

At this old industrial wasteland in Görlitz-Weinhübel, an alternative place for leisure and culture activities was and is being developed, offering concerts, film performances, markets and workshops. You can try new things in creative workshops like the druckBar - a printing workshop - or you can play beach volleyball and paintball. Further projects are permanently being developed.



Located at the site of the old yeast factory, Rabryka is a place to do handicrafts, to try and to test things. Not only for young people, but for all, who want to join. It is about community-orientated city planning. There are workshops and events, open spaces for youngsters, there is support to develop your own ideas and to put them into practice. It is about exchanging, sharing and repairing.



The club has been a meeting point and a place for cultural events already since 1994. Concerts and DJ events, readings and film performances as well as theme nights take place regularly, organised on a voluntary basis.  


Student Life

Apart from their studies, the students of the Zittau/Görlitz University for Applied Sciences are engaging leisure and culture activities. For example, they organise the annual Campus Open Air lasting for several days. The student club Die Maus is located directly in the student hostel. The programme: parties und bar service.


"Kühlhaus": Kühlhaus Görlitz e.V., "Rabryka": Bernard Marian Jéenel, all other: Europastadt GmbH

(c) Rabryka


Further events lasting for several days are held regularly, such as the Future Visions (Zukunftsvisionen), the Campus Open Air, the International Street Theatre Festival ViaThea or the  Fokus Festival.

View Event Calendar here

With "PLAN B" across Görlitz

The online map of the city "Plan B" is suitable for both Görlitz residents and tourists who want to get off the beaten track. Everyone will find new directions and unique places here. Alternative city plan from Kühlhaus Görlitz e.V. it also shows where young clubs and Görlitz initiatives are located.

Directly on the city map