Zgorzelec Travel Guide

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Zgorzelec Overview

Zgorzelec is a town right on the Polish-German border. The former eastern suburbs of the German city of Görlitz became a separate town when, in 1945, the river Neiße became the new border. New settlers from the formerly Polish territories further east that were then given to Ukraine and Belarus moved in during the following year, or rather were moved in by force. Along the river front a baroque quarter is being rebuilt, but further behind, the general appearance is rather grey and dull. The city has not developed much of an identity even after 7 decades.
In recent years, Görlitz and Zgorzelec have formed a close cooperation as "Europe City" and even handed in a joint application for Capital of Culture 2010.

P.S. The location shown on the map is wrong.