Gorlitz, a town of Prussian Silesia, 52 miles W. of Liegnitz, on the Lusatian Neisse. It is built largely in the Renaissance style and is quaint and interesting. Among the principal edifices are the church of St. Peter and St. Paul, one of the most important monuments of late-Gothic architecture in east Germany, the town-hall in Gothic and early Renaissance with a noteworthy staircase and artistic wood-carved ceiling, and the Kaisertrutz, a massive bastion (1490). In the little churchyard of the Holy Cross is an imitation of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. The principal industries are the manufacture of cloth, gloria stuff, railroad materials, machinery, gold- and silver-wares, toys, cigars, chemicals, and vegetable sausage. Pop. in 1880, 50.307 ; in 1901, 80,931.
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