Görlitz Cathedral

Görlitz, Germany

The cathedral of St. Jakobus (St. James) in Görlitz was built between 1898-1900 in neo-Gothic style as a parish church. It became a cathedral in 1994, due to the reorganisation of East German dioceses.

The neo-Gothic hall church in brick construction with the 68-foot tower stands on a hill and is therefore visible from afar. During the last days of World War II, the church was badly damaged by artillery fire. It was restored, with a simplified structure of the spire without spire lights. Only fragments of the original wall paintings and ornamental glazed tiles survived.



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Founded: 1898-1900
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: German Empire (Germany)

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Bernadette Worbs (8 months ago)
A visit is definitely worth it. Successful combination of old and modern. Church is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., except during church services.
Vitaliy Budko (14 months ago)
Very nice place - worth to visit
Adam Jabłoński (2 years ago)
An impressive building towering over the district, strikingly visible from the platforms of the Görlitz railway station, encouraging people to come closer... The cathedral church was built on a hill in the early 20th century in the neo-Gothic style. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to go inside, but the surroundings were peaceful, inviting to reflection... next to the church is the burial place of local bishops... There is a tram stop under the wall separating the main street from the main street
Marcel Wolfgangson (2 years ago)
Incredibly beautiful church. After the renovation was completed in December 2021, not only the interior shines, the high altar also has its four angels back. Always open during the day for silent prayers. And for pilgrims, a pilgrim stamp is available at the back!
Chris Schicketanz (5 years ago)
Beeindruckender Bischofssitz der Diözese Görlitz
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