The Expat Cast

Travel Germany: Görlitz with Tessa and Lauren

June 25, 2020

Season 4, Episode 13. Summer is upon us, and the Coronavirus pandemic is making it harder than ever to plan much in the way of vacation. Although travel throughout most of Europe is allowed, it's not necessarily recommended, so if you're trying to stay within Germany, why not pop on over to the eastern most point in Deutschland?

Tessa and Lauren are two Americans who both moved to Görlitz, a small city where you can stroll on over a bridge and find yourself in Poland. Görlitz is small but mighty, because it's actually the largest city in Germany to not be bombed in World War 2. It's full of charm, history, architecture, and local culture, and it's captured the hearts of many a Hollywood director - so many movies have been filmed in Görlitz, it's gotten the nickname Görliwood.

We learn all the best local tips for how to enjoy this special place in Germany from two expats whose love Görlitz is so apparent and infectious!

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

Festivals: Görlitz Christmas Market and Görlitz Altstadfest in the end of August

The Instagram account @AccidentallyWesAnderson and Görliwood

Food: mustard shop Senfladen, Landskron beer, Mohnstriezel poppy seed dumpling, Schlesisches Himmelreich or Silesian Heaven, Kochwerk vegan restaurant, summer market on Elisabethplatz

Museums & More: Upper Lusatian Library of Sciences, the Görlitzer Sammlungen Kaisertrutz

Visit: Oybin via Schmalspurbahn, Tippelmarkt Pottery Market

 

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Visit her webite, tessa-approves.com

 

FIND LAUREN

Check out her project, DiscoverGoerlitz.com

 

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