Take a trip to Görlitz!

EOL777 Hostel will move from Bahnhofstr. 1A to Cottbusser Str. 10. Happy Travelling to a new, young and urbanly inspiring neighborhood!

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Görlitz´s annual anonymous donation is ending!

It started in 1995, that an anonymous donor donated 1 Million German Marks a year to the city of Görlitz. That later translated into 511.500 Euro when the currency conversion occurred.

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According to mayor Siegfried Deinege, the final transfer has just come in and after that, Görlitz will be “on its own”. On a sidenote, this last transfer was “only” 340.000 Euros.

Speculations have been running rapid ever since the annual donations have started pouring in. Many believe that it was a trustfund that has now run out.

Whatever the story may have been … this stage of Görlitz´s mystery is over.

Which will be the next one?

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Görlitz receives recognition worldwide

The lates article comes from Japan where Görlitz is being praised as a great town that has been preserved throughout the centuries and is home to many movies being filmed.
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Görlitz rockt! … April 16th

33 bands are performing all over Görlitz.
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Two of those bands are RANY and Schraubenyeti.
They are peforming at Studentenclub Maus.
But there are many more:
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Tickets are 8.50 Euros plus 1 Euro presale fees at any of the places events are held. With that you will get a wristband allowing you to enter any of the shows.
You can also purchase your ticket at EGZ, I-Vent and Schlesisches Museum.

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Concert in Basta! Görlitz coming up on April 15th

On April 15th 2016, 9 PM, 2 bands will play in Jugendkulturzentrum Basta!, Hotherstraße 25, 02826 Görlitz. Entrance fee is 5 Euros and you can come in from ( PM on.
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The bands are 2ersitz from Leipzig and Jungla Jazz from Dresden.

More information here:
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Interview with Manoj Punjabi Producer

We have had the pleasure to spend some time behind the scenes of the prequel to Habibie and Ainun and interview the producer Manoj Punjabi.
Rudi Habibie, the first President of Indonesia after dictator Suharto, studied in Aachen, Germany and Görlitz was chosen to best resemble the way that Aachen looked in the 1950s when Habibie studied there.
Enjoy!

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What was the World War II damage in Görlitz?

One thing making Görlitz very unique is the fact that the damage from the many wars taking place in the region was minimal. That is why to this day you can walk the streets and few monuments from the past 10 centuries.
When looking at WWII, a relatively tiny toll was taken. Here are a few examples:
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Do you recognize these places?

Seen here: Der 8. Mai 1945 in Görlitz

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Görlitzer Art is presenting its first sculptures outside of the building

The exhibition will take place between April 1st 2016 and April 17th 2017.
(See also: “Görlitzer ART” Contemporary Art in Görlitz … Coming in April).
But you can already see a taste of what to expect in front of the building:

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Three Salzkristalle scultpures by Matthias Lehmann have already been placed to prepare you.

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And on April 1st, 2 PM you can participate in the grand opening. And this is not an April fool´s joke!

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Extras sought in new movie production in Görlitz

Want to do something different and contribute to the cultural growth of Görlitz?
And Indonesian movie production is filming the sequel to “Habibie and Ainun” in Görlitz between March 13th and March 16th.
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You will work between 4 and 8 hours a day and be compensated with 60 Euro for each day.
You can still catch a spot by emailing info@katiaengel.com with a photo, information on your height, age and name.

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Görlitz Redesigns by bringing back the Past

Back in 1908, the Dr.-Kahlbaum-Allee was known as the promenade of trees where pedestrians could walk in the shade during the hot summer months.
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As the technological revolution proceded, automobiles replaced the strolling citizens and the face of Görlitz was changed.
Now, the Stadtverwaltung is planning to bring back the old way and plant the trees where the old ones once were.
Seen here: Görlitzer Flaniermeile unter Bäumen

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