Göygöl is famous for its German founders that came here in the hope of a better life. Formerly named Khanlar (Xanlar) and Helenendorf, if was founded by German farmers from Bavarian Swabia. Today, the town remains an old German neighbourhood in excellent conditions. A local museum shows the finds (e.g. bronze weapons, jewels, pottery, etc.) extracted from a large cemetery excavated in 1990.
- 1 Central Bus Station (Göygöl Mərkəzi Avtovağzalı). Buses go forth and back from Ganja's Southern Bus Station, 0.30 manat. There is a toilet behind the bus station, charging 0.20 manat.
Walking is the preferred method, otherwise you will miss all the interesting sights.
However, there are 1-2 local buses running between the hospital and the bus station.
- 1 St. John's Lutheran Church (Müqəddəs İohann kilsəsi). Collude with the local security guarding the church, they have a key and can let you in.
- 2 Regional Museum.
- 3 Police Station. Inside of an exellent example of the local architecture.
- 4 Hummel Street. Named after a German, find the silver plate, which explains the streets origins.
- 5 Old Stone Bridge. Erected by the German settlers. However, already heavily transformed from its original state.
- 6 Local school. Checkout the school, which has access to the Lutheran church's backyard. Also, the English teacher that lives across the main road will be happy about chatting with you.
- Walk along Sebuhi Haciyev (former Kirchenstraße) by the Lutheran church, Heydar Aliyev Street or along Hummel street, and see the nicely renovated houses and remains of Göygöl's former settlers.
- Along Sebuhi Haciyev you will find many plates/signs with the names of the former German settlers on the archway above the gate to the houses backyards. Check out different names.
- Checkout the ruins southeast of the town. You will find them in your personal OpenStreetMap.
- Climb the 1 Flagpost Hill for a great view of the region.
- 1 Market. The bus station coincides with the local produce market.
- Göygöl National Park – About 20 km from Göygöl and near Toğanalı, this hiking and leisure destination can be found. Its lake was formed during a strong earthquake in 1139.