"Gorlitz - on the way to somewhere" Top 5 Page for this destination Görlitz by iandsmith
Görlitz Travel Guide: 278 reviews and 967 photos
I arrived in this town courtesy of VT. Somewhere along the line I'd been looking at Richiecdisc's pages and it attracted my attention. Then I went to German eagle's excellent pages.
Here is the type of place where I could get boasting rights since no-one I know had been there and, not only that, no-one I know had even heard of it.
Would it meet my limited expectations? What was its history? Why did it even exist in the first place?
In 1071, someone wrote something somewhere about Gorlitz. This means it has a documented history of nearly 1,000 years.
In the town itself you can trace much of that history, certainly from the 14th century, as many of the buildings are in a good state of preservation and they plan to keep them that way.
You can trace how it became part of the Upper Lasatian Six City League in 1346 due to its prosperity as a trading town based on cloth.
All the way through the dissolution of the League in 1815 and the city's partition after WWII. It's all there, come and see for yourself.
Its location on the most direct route from Paris to Russia didn't hurt it either, but that has a new twist, with the borders about to be free again it may well open the place up to a mini boom in tourism.
- Pros:Good history, plenty to see, few tourists
- Cons:Rubbish in the river
- In a nutshell:Worth a visit if you're in the area, it won't disappoint
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