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Erik van den Ham on August 17, 2011

Bridge between Germany and Poland

Brdge over the Lusatian Neisse

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The Lusatian Neisse (Czech: Lužická Nisa; German: Lausitzer Neiße; Polish: Nysa Łużycka; Sorbian: Łužiska Nysa) is a 252 km (157 mi) long river in Central Europe. The river has its source in the Jizera Mountains near Nová Ves nad Nisou, Czech Republic, reaching the tripoint with Poland and Germany at Zittau after 54 km (34 mi), and later forms the Polish-German border on a length of 198 km (123 mi). The Lusatian Neisse is a left tributary of the Oder river, into which it flows between Neißemünde-Ratzdorf and Kosarzyn north of the towns of Guben and Gubin.

According to the 1945 Potsdam Agreement in the aftermath of World War II, the river became part of the Polish western border with Germany (the Oder-Neisse line). It is the longest and most notable of the three rivers named Neisse (Neiße) (German) or Nysa (Polish) (the two other rivers being Nysa Kłodzka (Glatzer Neisse) and Nysa Szalona (Wütende Neiße or Jauersche Neiße)). It is therefore often simply called Nysa or Neisse. An older Polish variant, no longer used, was Nissa.



Since the river runs through the historic region of Lusatia, the adjective before the name of the river Neisse differentiates this particular river from the Nysa Kłodzka (Glatzer Neisse) and the small Nysa Szalona (Wütende Neiße or Jauersche Neiße) in Silesia.


At* Bad Muskau* the Neisse flows through Muskau Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cities and towns on the river from source to mouth include:

Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic

Vratislavice, Czech Republic

Liberec, Czech Republic

Chrastava, Czech Republic

Hrádek nad Nisou, Czech Republic

Zittau, Germany

Bogatynia, Poland

Görlitz, Germany; Zgorzelec, Poland

Pieńsk, Poland

Bad Muskau, Germany; Łęknica, Poland

Forst (Lausitz), Germany

Guben, Germany; Gubin, Poland

bdeh on August 17, 2011

Wat een MOOI doorkijkje op de rivier Erik. Groeten Berend

© wfmw on August 17, 2011

Mooie foto van deze brug tussen twee landen, zowel letterlijk als overdrachtelijk.

Vr. gr. Willy

Veljko Nikolic on August 18, 2011

Very nice photo...: One bridge two Contries, peoples... I like bridges...L4 Greetings from Serbia, Veljko

Jack Tol on August 19, 2011

Beter als Willy kan ik het eigenlijk niet beschrijven.

Groeten, Jack

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