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Things to see at Gorlitz:
A bucket list of the top sights at Gorlitz, ordered by popularity.
1. Reichenbacher Turm
2. Obermarkt
3. Kaisertrutz
4. Dicker Turm
5. Dreifaltigkeitskirche
6. Zgorzelec
7. Most Staromiejski
8. St. Peter und Paul Kirche

Görlitz ([ˈɡœɐ̯lɪts ]; Polish: Zgorzelec, Upper Sorbian: Zhorjelc, Lower Sorbian: Zgórjelc, Czech: Zhořelec) is a town in Germany and the capital of district of Görlitz. It is the easternmost town in the country, located on the Lusatian Neisse River in the Bundesland (Federal State) of Saxony. It is opposite the Polish town of Zgorzelec, which was a part of Görlitz until 1945.

Historically, Görlitz was in the region of Upper Lusatia and belonged to the Electorate of Saxony since 1635. However, in 1815, due to the partition of Saxony some parts of Lusatia were integrated into the Prussian Province of Silesia, and later into the Province of Lower Silesia. Görlitz is the largest city of the former Province of Lower Silesia that lies west of the Oder-Neisse line and hence remains in Germany today. Thus it is both the most Silesian city, in terms of character, and the largest, in Germany today. This is not unjustified since the city adapted to a large extent to the rest of Silesia when it was part of it administratively. The city combines Lusatian and Silesian traditions as well as German and Sorbian culture.

Görlitz has a rich architectural heritage. Many movie-makers have used the various sites as backgrounds. In 2010 the twin city Görlitz/Zgorzelec was designated the European City of Culture.

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Oldest photo 07/21/2013
Newest photo 07/20/2014
Alternative titles "gorlitz"
"Neisse in Gorlitz"
"Peterskirche in Gorlitz"
"Gorlitz 3"
"Gorlitz 1"
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