"Geography: Easternmost Point in Germany and CET" Görlitz Favorite Tip by Kathrin_E

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  Neiße river and old Görlitz
by Kathrin_E

Favorite thing: Görlitz is the easternmost point in the Federal Republic of Germany. The Polish border follows the rivers of Oder and Neiße and here the Neiße has its farthest bend to the East.
Better not discuss this matter with right-wing nationalists, though. There were times when the German borders extended much, much further East. Some ultras still consider landscapes like Silesia, Pomerania, and Eastern Prussia part of “Germany”. However, the armistice of 1945 and the following treaties declared the line along Oder and Neiße rivers the Eastern border of Germany. Accepting this border and abandoning all further claims has been an essential part of the political process that lead to peace in Europe, and a friendly coexistence between Germany and its Eastern neighbours. Times have changed, for which we can be grateful.

Görlitz is located right on the meridian at 15° longitude. This is the middle of the Central European timezone.

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  • Written Apr 10, 2010
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