Levande medeltid och gemensam framtid: Görlitz
Görlitz ©Europastadt GörlitzZgorzelec GmbH (Sabine Wenzel)

Levande medeltid och gemensam framtid: Görlitz

Görlitz – staden längst österut och kanske Tysklands vackraste. Det är inte så konstigt, när besökare i staden förundrade möts av över 3 500 minnesmärken från en 500-årig historia, de flesta kärleksfullt restaurerade. Mellan rikt utsmyckade fasader, massiva försvarsanläggningar och ståtliga kyrkor, finns en underbar, ungdomlig och vänlig stad att upptäcka.

Görlitz är visserligen en stad i två delar. Den östra delen ligger i Polen och heter Zgorzelec. Men här märks inte gränsen. Bygga broar – det skulle kunna vara Görlitz och Zgorzelecs gemensamma motto. Detta blir särskilt tydligt under de stora festerna i staden: Som under Dreiland-Kurzfilm-Festival, en kortfilmsfestival med bidrag från Tyskland, Polen och Tjeckien, eller under gatuteaterfestivalen Via Thea, där konstnärer och teatergrupper från hela Europa träffas, och naturligtvis under stadsfesten i Zgorzelec, som alltid hålls i slutet av augusti under samma helg som Görlitzer Altstadtfest. En dubbel stadsfest, som inte firas någon annanstans, ett dubbelt skäl till gränslös glädje.

Medeltid, jugendstil och 4 000 leksaker

Charmen hos Görlitz, som nästan helt förskonats från förstörelse under kriget, beror inte bara på den medeltida atmosfären, inte bara på fester och festivaler. Även gatorna och torgen från tiden då staden grundades och vackra hus i jugendstil med förtjusande detaljer förtjänar att uppmärksammas. En shoppingupplevelse utöver det vanliga kan man få i varuhuset vid Demianiplatz. Huset är som ett smycke i ren jugendstil, som har stått emot tidens tand och förändringens vindar i stort sett opåverkat, med en stor öppen innergård och butiksområden med pelararkitektur. Alldeles i närheten kan man även beundra Schönhof, ett tidigare bryggeri och en av de vackraste byggnaderna i staden. Idag inhyser byggnaden Schlesische Museum med konsthantverk från 1600 - 1800-talet, hantverks- och industriminnen samt konst från 1800-talet och tidigt 1900-tal. Det är inte bara barn som har roligt på leksaksmuseet i Görlitz. Över 4 000 leksaker från Erzgebirge tar dig med till lekens underbara värld från 1850 fram till idag.

Brad Pitt i Görlitz

Görlitz är också ett självklart val för filminspelningar. En scen framför rådhuset till exempel, med klockan från år 1524, trollar fram äkta renässans på filmduken. Redan under DDR-tiden spelades ett stort antal historiska filmer och filmatiseringar av sagor in här, och efter Tysklands återförening fick Görlitz också spela Paris på 1800-talet, och för inte så länge sedan gjorde Brad Pitt med kolleger staden osäker som "Inglourious Basterds". Möjligen var de även tack vare det genuina tyska köket som man finner i Görlitz. "Zur schwarzen Kunst" är ett mycket gammalt gästgiveri med öppen kamin, uråldriga källarvalv och uteservering, är en av restaurangerna där maten är precis lika god som Görlitz är vackert.

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