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Zielona Gora

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The railway station in Zielona Gora, Lubuskie, c.1985. The car is an FSO Polonez.

Zielona Gora

One of the most picturesque of many churches in Zielona Gora, Lubuskie. On the left of the picture outside a 'Kantor' there is a board advertising the day's currency exchange rates. More pictures of Zielona Gora.

Zielona Gora (Green Mountain) lies on the historic route between Wroclaw and Szczecin. Zielona Gora is one of the two capitals of the Lubuskie region, has a population of 120,000, and is situated 12 kilometres south of the River Odra. Zielona Góra is an important centre of machine and textile industries, and is also seen by many Poles as the cultural centre of the region with two high-level institutions of higher learning.

Zielona Gora obtained its municipal rights in 1323. And was until recently the only centre of wine production in Poland. Since the 16th century, Zielona Gora was also a centre of woollen cloth production.

The majority of buildings in the centre of Zielona Gora were built in the early 20th century. Historical monuments include the late-Gothic Church (mid-15th century), half-timbered church from the 18th century, and remnants of old fortifications. The palm house cafe surrounded by a vineyard located on the hill which towers over the city is well worth a visit. It also offers a wonderful view of the city. It is also worth paying a visit to the Lubuskie Regional Museum which has an interesting section devoted to wine making.

Near Zielona Gora, in the village of Ochla, there is an open-air ethnographic (skansen) museum of traditional country architecture from this part of present day Poland.

See also: Zielona Góra in old picture postcards.

Polish name: Zielona Góra 

German name: Grunberg / Gruenberg

Province : Lubuskie 

Nearby Villages and Towns: Bytom Odrzanski; Drzonkow; Glogow; Gubin; Ilowa; Jasien; Krosno; Lubsko; Nowa Sol; Nowogrod Bobrzanski; Ochla; Stary Kisielin; Sulechow; Swidnica; Swiebodzin; Szprotawa; Wolstzyn; Wschowa; Zbaszyn; Zbaszynek; Zagan; Zary

Local Attractions: historic buildings, annual folklore festival and grape harvesting festivals

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