Testing the City of the Future

A living and working experiment for a climate neutral city of Görlitz

Residing in Görlitz

The city of Görlitz currently has approximately 56,000 inhabitants and is known nationwide for its architectural heritage with around 4,000 individual historic monuments. The city's architectural diversity is also reflected in the housing offer: whether you are looking for a historic building, a Wilhelminian style house or a new building, whether you rent or own, you can find what you are looking for in Görlitz. Parks and green spaces as well as attractive public squares also contribute to a pleasant living environment.

As a residential location, Görlitz offers:

  • A wide choice of flats with individual sizes and floor plans
  • Moderate rents
  • An opportunity to live in historic buildings
  • City centre-wide contiguous and closed buildings in the Wilhelminian style
  • Quiet residential areas
  • Green spaces and recreational areas for a variety of sports, play and leisure activities

  Willkommen zu Hause – Wohnen in Görlitz
Learn more on the YouTube channel of the European City of Görlitz/Zgorzelec.

Trial flats

The municipal housing association KommWohnen Service GmbH is providing three furnished flats in three central parts of Görlitz for the project. They are located in the Nikolaivorstadt, the Altstadt and the inner city. The flats are 2- to 5-room flats in buildings from the Wilhelminian period or even older eras. They are between 65 m² and 126 m² in size and can accommodate up to 4 people. In addition to the living room and bedroom, some have a children's room and/or a working area.

The fully furnished and equipped flats have:

    • Living room
    • Bedroom with double bed
    • Kitchen (incl. cooker, oven, microwave)
    • Bathroom with shower or bathtub
    • Partly separately furnished study within the flat
    • Washing machine
    • TV and W-Lan
    • Public parking spaces

    The flats are allocated according to space requirements and in consultation with the participants in the relevant phase of the application process.

    Informationen on KommWohnen Service GmbH

    Pictures from a sample flat

    Exterior view of the residential buildings with the three trial flats