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(35) - Görlitz (D) / Zgorzelec (PL)

GÖRLITZ on the LAUSITZER (Görlitzer) NEISSE:

Town and borough in the Federal State of Saxony (Region Lower Silesia) in the province of Dresden.

Inhabitants:
1955: 91.000
1966: 88.640
1974: 86.800
1984: 80.490
1990: 75.000
2005: 57.000

Görlitz lies along the Hohe Strasse (old commercial trade route from Leipzig to Breslau) on the Bundesstrasse (Federal trunk road) 6.
Görlitz
is situated 640 ft. above sealevel.
The town has lost 25% of its habitants in the last 15 years.

Car licence plate: GR

The 15th degree of longitude east of Greenwich exactly runs through the town. The Central European time (CET) thus is the exact local time here. (known locally as Görlitz time)

Distances:

Local:
Löbau 24 km (west), Zittau 34 km (south), Bautzen 44 km (west); Hoyerswerda 77 km (northwest)
interlocal:
Dresden 82 km, Cottbus 93 km, Berlin 195 km

Surroundings: Zittau mountains, hill called Landeskrone (420 m), lots of recreat. lakes


ZGORZELEC ("Görlitz-East")

Inhabitants: approx. 25,000 (of Polish origin)

Zgorzelec is located in the far west of the vojvodschip Dolnoslaskie (Lower Silesia)

Car licence plate: DZG

Distances:
Luban (former Lauban) 25km (east)
Bogatynia (former Reichenau) 33 km (south)
Boleslawiec (former Bunzlau) 44 km (east)
Jelenia Góra (former Hirschberg) 65 km (southeast)
Wroclaw (former Breslau) 122 km
Zielona Góra (former Grünberg) 134 km
Warszawa (Warsaw) 443 km

Surroundings:
Karkonosze (Riesengebirge)
Bory Dolnoslaskie (former Görlitzer Heide)


NEW photos, please scroll down!!

 

BK 2002 / 2006

 

Görlitz (D):

Map + overview.

  Görlitz (D):

Old railway bridge high above the river Neiße, in the middle: a Polish guard-house.

   Görlitz (D):

Old railway bridge above the river Lausitzer Neisse from a distance, this is the old railway track from Dresden via Görlitz to Breslau/Lower Silesia. (nowadays known as Polish Wroclaw)

   Görlitz (D):

Close-up with German border-pole.

   Görlitz (D):

"Kulturheim Friedensgrenze"** reminds us of the 'good old' socialist era.

(**Culture club "frontier of peace")

   Görlitz (D):

View of the German customs border office.

   Görlitz (D):

View of the Neißebridge towards PL with Polish customs border office.

Zittau (D):

Border crossing (D/PL) Chopinstraße.

Zittau (D):

Closed bridge on the river 'Lausitzer Neisse': since end 1945 this is the new border.

Zittau (D):

Closed bridge on the river 'Lausitzer Neisse': since end 1945 this is the new border. (close-up)

Görlitz Zittau (D):

Closed bridge on the river 'Lausitzer Neisse': since end 1945 this is the new border.

 

 

Görlitz new Görlitz (D):

Border crossing and check point "Town Bridge" (=Stadtbrücke) seen from the side road.

Am Stadtpark

Görlitz new Görlitz (D):

Border crossing "Town Bridge" seen from the German side: Ending point of German Bundestrasse 6.

Am Stadtpark

Görlitz new Zgorzelec (PL):

Same town bridge, but photographed from the Polish side towards the German side.

ul. J. Pilsudskiego

Görlitz new Görlitz (D) / Zgorzelec (PL):

On the new old-town bridge for pedestrians: view towards the north of the river Lusatian Neisse.

Görlitz new Görlitz (D) / Zgorzelec (PL):

The new oldtown bridge for pedestrians seen towards the Polish side: On the left the bar "Piwnica Staromiejska"

Görlitz new Zgorzelec (PL):

From the Polish towards the German side with new footpassanger bridge and St. Peter's Church in the background.

ul. I. Daszynskiego

Görlitz new Görlitz (D):

From the German towards the Polish side.

Uferstrasse

Görlitz new Zgorzelec (PL):

From the Polish towards the German side.

ul. I. Daszynskiego

 


(c) Text by UM/BK / Photos by UM August 2002 / BK 2006

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