Görlitz looks back to an exciting history characterising the city’s life even today. Welcome to Görlitz, where history is culture, and where culture tells numerous stories. Culture plays an important role in Görlitz. Regular cultural highlights, such as the Old Town Festival, the Day of the Open Monument, the Summer Theatre, the viathea Street Theatre Festival, the Silesian Christmas Market and many other events have become popular attractions. Not only locals, but also visitors from all over Germany and from abroad come here to enjoy these events. Furthermore, numerous museums and galleries invite their guests for a visit.
The theatre presents a wide range of cultural offers covering music theatre, plays, concerts and dance. The beautiful building of the Görlitz theatre – called the „Little Semper Operahouse“ – is home to a music theatre with all its facets including opera, operetta and musical as well as the dance company and the New Lusatian Philharmonie, the region’s only philharmonic orchestra.Read more Website
The EUROPE CHOIR ACADEMY was established in 1997. This highly appreciated concert choir incorporates a network consisting of several hundred young singers coming mainly from Europe. The repertoire ranges from 18th-century oratorios to contemporary music.Read more Website
The Görlitz Museum of History and Culture displays its precious collections in three different buildings, all of them listed architectural monuments; there are permanent and special exhibitions as well as cabinet exhibitions.Read more Website
Visitors are invited to go on a journey through time covering 14,000 years of the region’s history and culture. The Gallery of Modern Arts shows about 200 works of visual and applied arts from the 20th and 21st centuries.
Address: Platz des 17. Juni 1, Görlitz
The exhibitions present bourgeois Baroque culture as well as art and science around 1800.
Address: Neissstrasse 30, Görlitz
The impressive backdrop library is the biggest active library of the city containing 140,000 volumes of books of historical and regional importance, among them the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by the Görlitz theosophist Jakob Böhme.
through Barockhaus Neißstraße 30
The tower used to be part of the old city fortification and is a viewing tower today.
Address: Platz des 17. Juni 4, Görlitz
The tower used to be part of the old city fortification and serves as a viewing and exhibition tower today.
Address: Nikolaigraben/Nikolaistrasse, GörlitzRead fewer Website
900 years of Silesian history, traditional craftsmanship, precious Renaissance architecture plus an exhibition presented in modern design – that is the Silesian Museum in Görlitz. Especially the dialogue on Silesia’s past and future is a matter of particular concern to the museum.
Address: Brüderstraße 8, 02826 GörlitzRead more Website
Dioramas designed to have a near-natural look present the diverse and beautiful habitats in Upper Lusatia. Visitors can experience nature face-to-face with wolves and other inhabitants of the region. The vivarium, the rain forest and savannah exhibitions as well as the soil column are further highlights of the museum.
Address: Am Museum 1, 02826 GörlitzRead more Website
Görlitz is known for its photographic industry, especially for companies such as Meyer-Optik Görlitz and others that have worked here. The Museum of Photography has an impressive permanent exhibition on the history of the photographic industry in Görlitz and in the GDR. Visitors can admire a variety of historic cameras and photographs from times gone by. The exhibition also offers an insight into the various production processes and technologies that were used in the photographic industry.
Address: Löbauer Straße 7, 02826 Görlitz
In addition to the permanent exhibition, the museum offers continuously changing photo exhibitions curated by contemporary photographers from the region and around the world.
The Museum of Photography Görlitz is a must for all visitors to the city who are interested in industrial culture.Read fewer Website
"Gerhart-Hauptmann-Theatre Görlitz-Zittau": Pawel Sosnowski, "Europe Choir Academy Görlitz": Europe Choir Academy Görlitz, "The Museum of History and Culture": Neumann, "Silesian Museum Görlitz": R.Weisflog, "Senckenberg Museum for Natural History": Senckenberg Museum for Natural History, "Görlitz Museum of Photography": Dr. Horst Werner