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Things to do in Gorlitz

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Görlitz: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

1. Görlitz: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

Explore Germany’s easternmost city on a walking tour. Join a local guide as they show you the city’s sights, including Schönhof, the oldest Renaissance building in Görlitz. Meet your guide at the Obermarkt, one of the largest and most beautiful squares in Görlitz. From here, make your way to the smaller, but no less impressive Untermarkt. See the Trinity Church, the Napoleon House, the Schönhof, and the Town Hall with its impressive clocks. Marvel at scenes from the Old and New Testament set in sandstone and attached to the “Biblische Haus” or biblical house. Visit the Untermarkt, often used as a filming location, and see the Whispering Arch. Finally, wander down narrow alleyways to reach the imposing Peterskirche, the city church with dual towers that loom over Görlitz. 

Görlitz: Ghosts and Paranormal Historical Night Walking Tour

2. Görlitz: Ghosts and Paranormal Historical Night Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in Görlitz's dark past with a local guide on a historical walking tour. While wandering the town by night, listen to stories about paranormal activity and gruesome executions. Walk by landmarks such as Peterskirche, a towering gothic church, built in the 1400's. Meet your guide at Peterskirche, continuing to the Waidhaus, the oldest secular building in Görlitz. Disappear into the city's shadowed alleyways, listening carefully as your guide describes Görlitz's haunted past and details why the town became a sought-after destination for mummy tourists. Walk down haunted alleyways and venture into forgotten pathways revealed on an old city map. Understand why the dark ages produced some of the most gruesome executions in the region's history, and how those deaths fueled local superstitions and folklore. Continue further to learn about mysteries like the Görlitz Plague Tract, a forgotten yet historically significant document. Listen to more stories about spooky legends, identify places of paranormal activity, and even try to cast your own spell before ending your tour inside the Schwibbogen hotel.

Görlitz: Outdoor Escape Game and Tour

3. Görlitz: Outdoor Escape Game and Tour

Play this outdoor escape game in Görlitz and solve a mysterious crime using your smartphone app. Pick your customized route when you book and see the sites you want as you play this interactive game. Hear evidence, find clues and solve riddles to find the killer. Download the smartphone app onto your phone and start your customized game within 48 hours in Görlitz. Start your game at the Obermarkt, the market square, and then the app will guide you to the following location. Put the pieces together and help police solve the case of a former investigator and best-selling author who has disappeared. Listen to police files and clues to catch the killer. Enjoy a bonus level at the end of your adventure and solve it in your own time; this is the perfect opportunity to solve a murder case, see sites and spend time with your friends or family.

Görlitz: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour

4. Görlitz: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour

In the game box, you'll find eleven sealed and numbered envelopes with small tasks that need to be solved. Led by clear directions, walk around the Görlitz old town, solving the puzzles in order to get to the next station. As a solution for the puzzles, get a number that tells you what envelope you have to open next. As you criss-cross through the city, receive detailed background information on the history of each site that you reach. The tour starts at the train station. Stroll across Postplatz with the Muschelminna and walk past the imposing Art Nouveau department store, which has been the backdrop for various film productions as well as the city itself. This is why the city is also often called Görliwood. Decide for yourself when to start the tour. Along the way, take as much time as you’d like to stop for a snack, a coffee, or to do some shopping. Discover the very special flair of the historic Görlitz old town at your own pace without a city map or travel guide.

From Dresden: Day Trip to Pulsnitz, Bautzen & Görlitz

5. From Dresden: Day Trip to Pulsnitz, Bautzen & Görlitz

Discover what was once Europe's longest trade route, the Via Regia corridor, and today’s urban gems of Upper Lusatia. See Germany's traditional blueprint or pepper cakes workshop in Pulsnitz. Slip back in time with the well-preserved old town of Görlitz. Visit Bautzen's medieval towers and impressive fortifications. Start your tour with a visit to Pulsnitz, aptly called the gingerbread city, to get acquainted with traditional blueprinting and pepper cake making. Continue to Bautzen, the cultural center of the Sorbian minority in Saxony. See the historical center with the Old Waterworks, Ortenburg Castle and the Sorbian Cultural Center. Hop on a minibus to see the outer city center of Görlitz with the Holy Sepulchre, the Nikolai cemetery and the Upper Market. Explore the many wonderful details of the Lower Market and the Zwinger at a leisurely pace. On the way back to Dresden, stop by the Berzdorfer See, the former open-cast lignite mine near Görlitz. Görlitz has a rich architectural heritage. Many movie-makers have used the various sites as locations. Enjoy some free time during the day tour to soak in the atmosphere. Indulge in local tastings along the way and treat yourself to snacks, drinks, and delicacies.

Görlitz: AbenteuerDate, Fun Game and walk for Couples

6. Görlitz: AbenteuerDate, Fun Game and walk for Couples

Explore Görlitz through an unusual, but fun adventure. Take part in an interactive smartphone game with your partner that will help you get to know each other a bit better. Unlock clues to your next destination by taking on tasks and answering tricky and funny questions about each other. Begin your game in the city center and allow the app to guide you from there. You will receive funny instructions about how to move through the area and you can design your own route. Challenge yourself and your partner by acting as a team to solve even the trickiest questions and situations. Enjoy a special outdoor date and create long-lasting memories as a couple. Step away from mainstream areas and traditional tours to focus on creating your own adventure. Take advantage of the bonus tasks and riddles to keep playing even after the game is over. We recommend: Play this outdoor adventure only in a team of two persons.

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What people are saying about Gorlitz

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 24 reviews

It was a lot of fun. You can definitely do it in 3 hours in a hurry, we took our time and absorbed Görlitz. 5h intensive, entertaining and very individual city experience. We loved it. And will probably soon do something similar in other cities.

Wir haben den Fall zu fünft gelöst. Es wäre gut gewesen wenn man einen Lautsprecher dabei gehabt hätte weil man sich relativ viele Audios anhören musste. Aber auch so hat es sehr viel Spaß gemacht und alles hat gut funktioniert.

Great experience, just the fact that you can set your own pace was very convenient for us