Görliwood - European Film Location

Walk of Goerliwood

Discover the Film City on the „Walk of Görliwood“

But what actually is it, this Görliwood?

Film enthusiats and fans are invited to discover the film city on the new Walk of Görliwood. Since the end of February, 2020, thematically designed shop windows provide an attractive and exciting insight into the film city.

Following the different stops, visitors can get an impression of the diversity of the film city. Specific reference points at different venues display, for example, props from the German TV-thriller Wolfsland, or the filmset of the cinema film „Goethe“, or they refer to aspects of the film history of Görliwood, such as „The Grand Budapest Hotel“. All of the stops are illuminated and can be visited anytime.

Stop 1: Welcome to the Film City (Neißstraße/Brauner Hirsch)

Stop 2: The Grand Budapest Hotel (Neißstraße/Brauner Hirsch)

Stop 3: European Film Location of the Decade (Neißstraße/Brauner Hirsch)

Stop 4: Film Location Brauner Hirsch (Neißstraße/Brauner Hirsch)

Stop 5: Wolfsland – Film Location Görlitz (currently moving to a new address)

Stop 6: The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Obermarkt 23)

Three further stops in the inner city are to be added within the next months; others are being planned. 

This is the way Görlitz starts making its long-standing and varied film history visible throughout the inner city for film enthusiasts and fans. In addition, the city offers a special walk through Görliwood as well as a guided film tour.

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Stop 1 to 4 at Building Brauner Hirsch
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Stop 1: Welcome to the Film City
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Stop 4: Making Of from the movie "Goethe" at the building Brauner Hirsch
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Stop 5: Wolfsland - Film Location Görlitz
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Stop 5: Props from the film set of Wolfsland

The next stop is inaugurated: The Sorcerer's Apprentice

In November 2020, the sixth station of the Walk of Görliwood® was completed. At Obermarkt 23 it presents the film of the fairy tale "The Sorcerer's Apprentice”, which was shot in Görlitz for German television MDR and ZDF in 2017 and was inspired by Goethe's ballad of the same title. In the display window, original props from the film can be seen, such as the magic broom, the enchanted statue of the girl and the opulent dress of the guardian.

Film producer Ingelore König (managing director and producer of Kinderfilm GmbH) was on site on completion. She placed the red lily in the statue's hand and was thrilled: "For the premiere of the film at Görlitz Film Palace we gave the city the props for their Görliwood collection. I am very happy that those have now become part of the Walk of Görliwood® and are being displayed here so wonderfully".

More information about the film and the shooting on location can be read up in the filmography.

We would like to thank Stadthaeuser 1a - Braun Immobilien, which kindly provides the property and thus supports the project. Stadthäuser 1A

November 2020

Photo: Paul Glaser
Film producer Ingelore König completes stop 6
Photo: Paul Glaser
Film producer Ingelore König with the original props from the film
Photo: Paul Glaser

Welcome to the Film City

Lord Mayor Octavian Ursu and Andrea Behr, manager of the Europastadt GörlitzZgorzelec GmbH, opened the first stops on February 28th, 2020.


Our thanks go to all house owners who supported this project as well as to Molina Films GmbH and to all who provided props and other material.

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Opening of the Walk of Goerliwood

The measures are taken within the framework of the project „REVIVAL! – revitalisation of the historic towns in Lower Silesia and Saxony“. 

Background of the REVIVAL project:

Ten small or medium-sized towns of South-West Poland and Eastern Saxony, supported by three research institutions, have joined the German-Polish REVIVAL project for the revitalisation of of historic towns in Lower Silesia and Saxony to strengthen their historic centres being of architectural and cultural value. The project includes the elaboration of scientific studies and development strategies as well as practical measures. The latter are meant to revive the historical old centres, to develop the architectural and cultural heritage of the partner towns and to communicate it to both locals and tourists. A pilot action taken by Görlitz in this connection is the „Walk of Görliwood“.

Find further information under: revival.ioer.eu

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