Görlitz has long had a reputation as one of Germany’s loveliest cities. The historic center features about 4,000 architectural jewels from across the centuries.
The 18th century dukes created artistic landscaped gardens here; the Bauhaus masters ushered in the era of modern architecture. For visitors, that means UNESCO World Heritage sites wherever you look.
Culture meets nature in Saxony: a mere 40 kilometers lie between splendid Baroque art and architecture in Dresden and the distinctive peaks of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.
The right-wing AfD has a stronghold in Germany's eastern-most state of Saxony, where Görlitz counts 1,000 refugees, 3,000 Poles and a majority of Germans who've lost their country of birth. What do they see as "Heimat"?
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