Görlitz: Blick von der Peterskirche auf Zgorzelec jenseits der Neiße, rechts das Waidhaus oder Renthaus - Looking towards Zgorzelec, the Polish twin town of Görlitz, through the gap between St. Peter's Church and the Woad House
Das Waidhaus bzw. Renthaus, ein ehemaliger Speicher, ist der älteste Profanbau der Stadt, errichtet in der 2. Hälfte des 15. Jahrhunderts
The Woad House, a former warehouse, is the oldest secuklar building of the town. It was built in the second half of the 14th century.
Görlitz is the easternmost town of Germany and, with 55.000 inhabitants, the largest of the region of Upper Lusatia. It is situated on the Lusatian Neisse river established as Germany's Eastern frontier after World War II. As a consequence, the part of the town situated on the East shore of the river constitute now the Polish town of Zgorzelec. Both parts of the town declared themselves "City of Europe" in 1998, cooperating in the urban management. Görlitz was left nearly unharmed by destructions in World War II. And so all important phases of urban development and architecture have been preserved without great modifications. Görlitz boasts more than 4.000 cultural and architectural monuments, forming the largest area under monumental protection in Germany.