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Hotels of Görlitz
A hotel in Görlitz is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a basic bed and storage for clothing, to luxury features like en-suite bathrooms. Larger in Görlitz hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms in Görlitz are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some Görlitz hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. Hotel operations vary in size, function, and cost. Most Görlitz hotels and major hospitality companies that operate hotels in Görlitz have set widely accepted industry standards to classify hotel types. General categories include the following:
Upscale luxury hotels in Görlitz
An upscale full service hotel facility in Görlitz that offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and the highest level of personalized and professional service. Luxury Görlitz hotels are normally classified with at least a Four Diamond or Five Diamond status or a Four or Five Star rating depending on classification standards.
Full service hotels in Görlitz
Full service Görlitz hotels often contain upscale full-service facilities with a large volume of full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and a variety of on-site amenities such as swimming pools, a health club, children's activities, ballrooms, on-site conference facilities, etc.
Historic inns and boutique hotels in Görlitz
Boutique hotels of Görlitz are smaller independent non-branded hotels that often contain upscale facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Görlitz boutique hotels are generally 100 rooms or less. Some historic inns and boutique hotels in Görlitz may be classified as luxury hotels.
Focused or select service hotels in Görlitz
Small to medium-sized hotel establishments that offer a limited amount of on-site amenities that only cater and market to a specific demographic of Görlitz travelers, such as the single business traveler. Most Görlitz focused or select service hotels may still offer full service accommodations but may lack leisure amenities such as an on-site restaurant or a swimming pool.
Economy and limited service hotels in Görlitz
Small to medium-sized Görlitz hotel establishments that offer a very limited amount of on-site amenities and often only offer basic accommodations with little to no services, these facilities normally only cater and market to a specific demographic of travelers, such as the budget-minded Görlitz traveler seeking a "no frills" accommodation. Limited service Görlitz hotels often lack an on-site restaurant but in return may offer a limited complimentary food and beverage amenity such as on-site continental breakfast service.
Guest houses and B&Bs in Görlitz
A bed and breakfast in Görlitz is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and inclusive breakfast. Usually, Görlitz bed and breakfasts are private homes or family homes offering accommodations. The typical Görlitz B&B has between 4 and 11 rooms, with 6 being the average. Generally, guests are accommodated in private bedrooms with private bathrooms, or in a suite of rooms including an en suite bathroom. Some homes have private bedrooms with a bathroom which is shared with other guests. Breakfast is served in the bedroom, a dining room, or the host's kitchen. Often the owners of guest house themselves prepare the breakfast and clean the rooms.
Hostels in Görlitz
Görlitz hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge, and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are often cheaper for both the operator and occupants; many Görlitz hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for experience or discounted accommodation.
Apartment hotels, extended stay hotels in Görlitz
Extended stay hotels are small to medium-sized Görlitz hotels that offer longer term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Extended stay hotels may offer non-traditional pricing methods such as a weekly rate that cater towards travelers in need of short-term accommodations for an extended period of time. Similar to limited and select service hotels, on-site amenities are normally limited and most extended stay hotels in Görlitz lack an on-site restaurant.
Timeshare and destination clubs in Görlitz
Görlitz timeshare and destination clubs are a form of property ownership also referred to as a vacation ownership involving the purchase and ownership of an individual unit of accommodation for seasonal usage during a specified period of time. Timeshare resorts in Görlitz often offer amenities similar that of a Full service hotel with on-site restaurant(s), swimming pools, recreation grounds, and other leisure-oriented amenities. Destination clubs of Görlitz on the other hand may offer more exclusive private accommodations such as private houses in a neighborhood-style setting.
Motels in Görlitz
A Görlitz motel is a small-sized low-rise lodging establishment similar to that of a limited service hotel, but with direct access to individual rooms from the car park. Common during the 1950s and 1960s, motels were often located adjacent to a major road, where they were built on inexpensive land at the edge of towns or along stretches of highways. They are still useful in less populated areas of Görlitz for driving travelers, but the more populated an area becomes the more hotels fill the need. Many of Görlitz motels which remain in operation have joined national franchise chains, rebranding themselves as hotels, inns or lodges.
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This article is about the town in Germany. For other uses, see Görlitz (disambiguation).
From top: View over Görlitz,
inside Görlitz Department Store, Untermarkt (market square),
Landeskrone (Sedło) mountain, Upper Lusatian Library of Sciences (Oberlausitzische Bibliothek der Wissenschaften)
Görlitz ([ˈɡœɐ̯lɪts ] ( listen); Polish: Zgorzelec, Upper Sorbian: Zhorjelc, Lower Sorbian: Zgórjelc, Czech: Zhořelec) is a town in Germany and the capital of the district of Görlitz. It is the easternmost town in the country, located on the Lusatian Neisse River in the Bundesland (Federal State) of Saxony. It lies opposite the Polish town of Zgorzelec, which was a part of Görlitz until 1945.
Görlitz is the second largest town of Lusatia and the largest in Upper Lusatia. It belonged to the Electorate of Saxony after 1635. In 1815, due to the partition of Saxony, some parts of Lusatia were integrated into the Prussian Province of Silesia, and later into the Province of Lower Silesia. Görlitz is the largest town of the former Province of Lower Silesia that lies west of the Oder-Neisse line and hence remains in Germany today. Thus it is both the most Silesian town, in terms of character, and the largest in Germany today. The town combines Lusatian and Silesian traditions as well as German and Sorbian culture. It has around 55,000 inhabitants.
Görlitz has a rich architectural heritage. Many movie-makers have used the various sites as locations.
Duchy of Poland 1002–1025 Kingdom of Poland 1025–1031 Margraviate of Meissen 1032–ca. 1072 Duchy of Bohemia ca. 1072–1198 Kingdom of Bohemia 1198–1253 Margraviate of Brandenburg 1253–1319 Duchy of Jawor 1319–1329 Kingdom of Bohemia 1329–1466 Kingdom of Hungary 1466–1490 Kingdom of Bohemia 1490–1635 Electorate of Saxony 1635–1697 Poland-Saxony 1697–1706 Electorate of Saxony 1706–1709 Poland-Saxony 1709–1763 Electorate of Saxony 1763–1806 Kingdom of Saxony 1806–1815 Kingdom of Prussia 1815–1871 German Empire 1871–1918 Weimar Republic 1918–1933 Nazi Germany 1933–1945 Allied-occupied Germany 1945–1949 East Germany 1949–1990 Germany 1990–present
The Landeskrone, literally "land's crown", the local mountain of Görlitz, as seen from Zgorzelec
As a small Sorbian village named Gorelic in the region of Upper Lusatia in the March of Lusatia of the Holy Roman Empire, it was temporarily conquered and held by the Kingdom of Poland during Bolesław I Chrobry's invasion of Lusatia between 1002 and 1031, after which the region fell back to the March of Lusatia under the counts of the Margraviate of Meissen. Around 1072 the village was assigned to the duchy of Bohemia. The date of the town's foundation is unknown. However, Goreliz was first mentioned in a document from the King of Germany, and later Holy Roman Emperor, Henry IV in 1071. This document granted Görlitz to the Diocese of Meissen, then under Bishop Benno of Meissen. Currently, this document can be found in the Saxony State Archives in Dresden. The origin of the name Görlitz is derived from the Slavic word for "burned land", referring to the technique used to clear land for settlement. Zgorzelec and Czech Zhořelec have the same derivation. In the 13th century the village gradually became a town. Due to its location on the Via Regia, an ancient and medieval trade route, the settlement prospered.
In the following centuries Görlitz was a wealthy member of the Lusatian League, which consisted of Bautzen, Görlitz, Kamenz, Lauban, Löbau and Zittau. In 1352 during the reign of Casimir the Great, Lusatian German colonists from Görlitz founded the town of Gorlice in southern Poland near Kraków.
Görlitz in the 16th century
The Protestant Reformation came to Görlitz in the early 1520s and by the last half of the 16th century, it and the surrounding vicinity, became almost completely Lutheran.
After suffering for years in the Thirty Years' War, the region of Upper Lusatia (including Görlitz) was ceded to the Electorate of Saxony in 1635. After the Napoleonic Wars, the 1815 Congress of Vienna transferred the town from the Kingdom of Saxony to the Kingdom of Prussia. Görlitz was subsequently administered within the Province of Silesia, and, after World War I, the Province of Lower Silesia, until 1945.
Near the end of World War II, German troops destroyed all bridges crossing the Lusatian Neisse. The redrawing of boundaries in 1945-in particular the relocation of the German-Polish border to the present Oder-Neisse line-divided the town. The right bank became part of Poland and was renamed Zgorzelec by the Polish communist government in 1948, while the main portion on the left bank remained part of Germany, now within the state of Saxony. When the East German states were dissolved in 1952, Görlitz became part of the Dresden District, but the states were restored upon German reunification in 1990.
On 27 June 1994, the town became the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Görlitz, but it remains a Lutheran Protestant stronghold.
In 2002 Lake Berzdorf, located south of Görlitz, began to flood. The Altstadtbrücke (literally old town bridge) between Görlitz and sister city Zgorzelec was rebuilt between 2003 and 2004. It was officially opened on 20 October 2004. As soon as Poland signed the Schengen Agreement (20 December 2007), movement between the two banks of the river again became unrestricted, since border controls were eliminated. Indeed, users of the new pedestrian bridge are not told by any signs that they are leaving one country and entering another.
Whilst the town was well preserved, it was notably grey and colourless under communist East German rule. Since reunification many buildings have been renovated. It is a popular place to which the elderly of Germany retire, being quiet and relatively affordable by German standards. Its tourist potential is rapidly expanding, being very much an eastern counterpart to towns such as Heidelberg.
Görlitz: Arts and culture
Today Görlitz and Zgorzelec, two towns on opposite banks of the narrow river, get along well. Two bridges have been rebuilt, a bus line connects the German and Polish parts of the town, and there is a common urban management, with annual joint sessions of both town councils.
The town has a rich architectural heritage (Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassical, Art Nouveau). One example of this rich architectural heritage is the Schönhof, which is one of the oldest civic Renaissance buildings in Germany. Another medieval heritage is a model of the Holy Sepulchre (de) which was constructed in the late 15th century.
In 2006 the twin city Görlitz/Zgorzelec applied to be the European City of Culture 2010. It was hoped that the concept of Polish-German cooperation would be sufficient to convince the jury, but Essen won. Görlitz was placed second. As a result of the campaign Görlitz was renamed City of Culture in order to further German-Polish relations and to attract tourists from all over the world.
As Görlitz was part of Silesia from 1815 onward, it has a Silesian Museum dedicated to the region (Schlesisches Museum zu Görlitz) and even holds a Silesian Music festival (Schlesisches Musikfest). In addition, Görlitz is the seat of the Silesia Youth Group (Schlesische Jugend). There is also a newspaper in Görlitz called the Lower Silesian Kurier (Niederschlesischer Kurier).
Görlitz Main Railway Station
Görlitz station is on the Berlin – Görlitz and the Dresden – Görlitz lines of Deutsche Bahn. The station also provides an international connection to Wrocław, Poland.
Local public transport is provided by:
The Verkehrsgesellschaft Görlitz (VGG) provides public transport service in the city, including the Görlitz tramway and bus services.
The Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacji Samochodowej (PKS) provides bus service over the river between Görlitz and its sister city, Zgorzelec.
Görlitz: Film location
Görlitz Department Store was a location for The Grand Budapest Hotel
Due to the historical parts of the city, many movie-makers have used the various sites as locations. Quentin Tarantino shot the movie-in-a-movie Stolz der Nation (Pride of the Nation) for Inglourious Basterds (which incidentally purports to be Sicily) on the Untermarkt and Obermarkt in Görlitz' oldest parts of the city. Other films shot in Görlitz include the 2013 war drama The Book Thief and the teen years in The Reader. Görlitz was used as the primary shooting location for the Wes Anderson film The Grand Budapest Hotel, with Görlitz standing in for a resort in the fictional Eastern European country of Zubrowka. A vacant department store in the city was redecorated to serve as the hotel itself.
Görlitz: Town twinning
See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Germany
Görlitz is twinned with:
Nový Jičín, Czech Republic
Being the easternmost town in the country, Görlitz has formed a "Compass Alliance" (Zipfelbund) with the northernmost, westernmost and southernmost towns, List, Selfkant and Oberstdorf respectively. They always participate in the German Unity Day celebrations to represent the modern limits of Germany.
Görlitz: Notable people
Pavle Jurisic Sturm 1915
Michael Ballack (born 1976), football player
Jakob Böhme (1575–1624), mystic and theologian
Johann Christoph Brotze (1742–1823), educator
Hans Georg Dehmelt (born 1922), co-recipient of 1989 Nobel Prize in Physics
Hans-Jürgen Dörner (born 1951), football player and coach
Werner Finck (1902–1978), comedian, actor and writer
Richard Foerster (classical scholar) (1843–1922), classical scholar
Johann Carl Gehler (1732–1796) physician, anatomist and mineralogist
Johann Gottlob Harrer (1703–1755), composer
Torsten Gütschow (born 1962), football player
Herbert Hirche (1910-2002), architect and designer
Hanna von Hoerner (1942–2014), astrophysicist
Emil Jannings (1884–1950), first actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor
Jens Jeremies (born 1974), football player
Reinhart Koselleck (1923–2006), historian
Lars Kaufmann (born 1982), handball player
Olivier Messiaen (1908–1992), musician, professor of harmony at the Paris Conservatoire
Oskar Morgenstern (1902–1977), economist
Gustavus Adolphus Neumann (1807–1886), publisher
Arthur Pohl; (1900–1970), set designer, director and screenwriter
Pavle Jurišić Šturm (1848–1922), Serbian Army general
Alfred Wagenknecht (1881–1956) American Marxist politician.
Giorgio Zur; (born 1930) Catholic Archbishop and Apostolic Nuncio in Austria
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St. Peter and Paul church and the river Lusatian Neisse in Görlitz
Interior of St. Peter and Paul with its Sonnenorgel (English: sun organ).
The Schönhof, the oldest Renaissance building in Görlitz.
Interior of the Görlitzer Warenhaus department store
View over Obermarkt taken from Reichenbacher Turm
Old town hall
New town hall
Typical Gründerzeit buildings in Görlitz
View over Görlitz old town
Panorama over Zgorzelec taken from Görlitz
Former East German rail exit stamp from Görlitz.
Görlitz: See also
"Aktuelle Einwohnerzahlen nach Gemeinden 2015] (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2016.