The twin spires of Gorlitz's gothic church Sankt Peter und Paul loom impressively beside the Tuchmacher, a family-run hotel in the heart of the medieval town's old quarter. The hotel dates from 1528, and its neat Renaissance stonework provides quite a contrast with the perforated spires of the 13thC church next door.
  Inside the hotel you will find an eclectic mix of decoration. The hotel's restaurant, the Schneider Stube, is split into two parts. Part is tastefully and formally decorated with dark wood panelling on the walls and on the high ceiling; the rest of the tables are in a softly-lit and intimate alcove with a vaulted ceiling. There is also an attractive and atmospheric bar, with a tiled floor and tall windows.
  The bedrooms are all individually decorated in inoffensive pastel shades, and are generally spacious and stylish, although some (due to ubiquitous curtain and carpet fabrics) are rather too hotel-like. Although most rooms are decorated in a rather predictable, smart hotel style, some character has been added here and there by exposed beams and the odd interesting piece of antique furniture. This place comes highly recommended by our East Germany experts.