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It began as a tiny village in approximately 990 AD. Throughout its history, the town has been ruled by the Sorbians, Poland, the Duchy of Bohemia, the Electorate of Saxony, the Kingdom of Prussia, and Germany.
Today, it is known for its typically European architecture, downtown area, history, its proximity to Poland and Polish influence, and nearby mountains.
People Born in Gorlitz
Gorlitz in People's Lives
Heike Makatsch: I traveled here in 2012 to film scenes of the movie The Book Thief.
Jude Law: I traveled here in 2013 to film scenes of the movie The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Michael Fassbender: I traveled here in 2008 to film scenes of the movie Inglourious Basterds.
Ralph Fiennes: I traveled here in 2007 to film scenes of the movie The Reader, and again in 2013 for scenes of The Grand Budapest Hotel.