Many hail Germany’s most easterly town as its most beautiful due to its magnificent medieval myriad of architectural beauty; Gorlitz’s has been used as the scenic setting of countless film trying to portray a sense of ancient beauty. The town of Gorlitz boasts a staggering selection of 3,500 monuments steeped in history and culture; commanding fortifications, filigreed spires and exquisite churches make up this stunning cityscape. Gorlitz’s proximity to the Polish border means it enjoys a cosmopolitan culture most prominent in its revered gastronomy and artistic expression.
Nikolaivorstadt refers to Gorlitz’ beating historical heart, an ancient area dominated by a rich historical cityscape. Half-timbered houses nestle against sanctimonious spires while the glittering canal casts sparkling light onto the ivy covered facades of regal residences.
One of the area’s most notable buildings is undoubtedly The City Hall, the tiered façade of which suggests a richly decorated wedding cake. Elegant arches provide a foundation for the manicured windows and ancient clock faces of the yellow tower; within one of the region’s oldest staircases echoes the prosperous past.
Housed within one of Gorlitz’s ubiquitously beautiful buildings, the Silesian Museum offers visitors an insight into the regions rich and remarkable history. A thousand years worth of cultural history are displayed within the walls of this exceptional structure, and exhibits include everything from ancient ceramics and classic art works to scientific equipment and gilded golden objects.
Dine amidst the rich mahogany panels and wooden vaults of Schneider Stube, a historical haven that serves food inspired by centuries of rich culinary tradition. A number of dining rooms each possess individual charm and prove perfect places in which to enjoy inspired regional cuisine; signature dishes include beef roulade and tender roasted pork, all of which transport diners back into the prosperous past.(Peterstr. 8 02826 Görlitz)