As you may know, Görlitz is known for its beautiful scenery and streets reflecting 10 centuries of the past.
That is why the town is ideal for movies and Hollywood knows about us.
Many tourists are coming here to view the spots where some of their favorite flicks were filmed and here are the ones which international film goers have enjoyed the most:
1) Inglorious Basterds
Stolz der Nation (in English Nation’s Pride) is a film-in-film in Inglourious Basterds. The film tells the tale of sniper Frederick Zoller, who is seen as a hero by the Nazi administration.
This picture within a picture was filmed on location here in Görlitz.
2) Grand Budapest Hotel
3) The Reader
The beginning part was meant to be in Berlin. However it was filmed right here in Görlitz.
4) The Book Thief
The Book Thief is a 2013 American-German war drama film directed by Brian Percival and starring Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, and Sophie Nélisse. The film is based on the 2005 novel The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and adapted by Michael Petroni.
Germany 1772 — the young and tumultuous Johann Goethe (Alexander Fehling) aspires to be a poet; but after failing his law exams, he is sent by his father (Henry Huebchen) to a sleepy provincial court to mend his ways. Unsure of his talent and eager to prove himself, Goethe soon wins the praise and friendship of his superior Kestner (Moritz Bleibtreu). But then Lotte (Miriam Stein) enters his life and nothing is the same as before. However, the young lovers are unaware that her father has already promised Lotte’s hand to another man.
7) Der Turm/ The Tower
8) Around the World in 80 Days
In this 2004 film, the Untermarkt of Görlitz is being used to portrait a market in Paris and the Landskronbrauerei “plays” the harbor of New York.
9) Measuring the World
10) The Young Karl Marx
This movie will be released in 2016, but it is already highly anticipated as one of the few historical masterpieces focused on capturing the essence of Karl Marx´s upbringing.
Karl Marx was born and raised in Trier, all the way in the west near the Luxemburg border while Görlitz is the most eastern city of Germany bordering Poland, but the look and feel of both towns are so similar with Görlitz being so well-known for its well-preserved buildings and monuments from that era, that our city was chosen as he setting for this upcoming monument of a movie.