The Silesian Museum wows visitors even before they cross the threshold, thanks to its beautiful historic Renaissance building, the Schönhof. Once inside, you get to learn all about the history and culture of Silesia, a fascinating region that was once a part of Germany but is now located mostly in Poland (with little parts in Czech Republic and Germany). It is only fitting that this museum be located in Germany’s largest Silesian town, Görlitz. Visitors can find out more about the region’s tumultuous history of war and plunder, as well as the economic, social and political conditions of Silesia in the 19th and 20th centuries. The museum also exhibits art and craft objects from the 17th and 18th centuries, and documents Silesia’s hopeful attempts at being a bridge between nations once again.