Three Christmas Trees for Görlitz

Photo by John Cutting on Unsplash

Although the city of Görlitz just received the news that its traditional Christmas Market, the Schlesischer Christkindelmarkt, won’t be taking place this year in its traditional form due to the pandemic, the town is still hoping to maintain some of its Christmas spirit. This coming Monday Görlitz will be setting up its Christmas trees in three different locations:

  • A Douglas fir, almost 30 years old and 15 meters high well be placed on the Obermarkt.
  • On the Platz der Friedlichen Revolution (between the post office and the Frauenkirche) there will be a 45 year-old Coloroda fir, 15 meters high.
  • And finally, a 20 year-old, 8 meter high Colorado fur will be placed on the Untermarkt.

The trees will be lit up on the first Advent (Sunday, November 29th) and will remain in their locations until Tuesday, February 2nd (Mariä Lichtmess or Assumption Day). The Nordman fir from the Untermarkt last Christmas was repurposed into a bench at the Berzdorf Lake.