On foot or at the desk, Görlitz takes you to back to the times of Jacob Böhme
Upperlusatian Library of Sciences: Together with the International Jacob Böhme Association residing in the same place, the library is considered to be a unique centre of research. Researchers have a comprehensive collection of Böhme literature at their disposal, including numerous hand-written documents and early prints. To catch just a glance into the reading room is a highlight for every visitor!
// Jacob Böhme in the Upperlusation Library
Jacob Böhme’s tomb in St. Nicholas‘ Cemetery (Nikolaifriedhof): The conflict between Böhme and the Church continued beyond his death. At first, the funeral was rejected, then, the buriel cross donated by Böhme’s friends was destroyed. A dignified commemoration came about only at the beginning of the 19th century after the Upperlusatian Library, and later American Böhme followers, had donated three tomb slabs.
// St. Nicholas‘ Cemetery
Jacob Böhme Monument: How did he look like in reality? “His outward physical appearance was withering and ill-looking, he was of small stature, had a low forehead, high temples, a bent nose, grey and almost sky-blue, sparkly eyes... he had a fine, short beard...“, says the only available description given by Böhme’s former biographer. The monument in the Park of Peace is just one of the numerous interpretations!
Walking in the tracks of Jacob Böhme in Görlitz
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