Zielona Gora literally means “Green Mountain” in Polish, and the name reflects its character, being built on a series of forested hills. It is tidy and full of green areas, and there are as many as 81 natural monuments to be found. The Grape Gathering Festival has taken place every September since 1852, renewing the city’s traditions as a flourishing wine-growing and wine-producing center. Nowadays, it is also a hub of industry, education, and culture.
There are growing numbers of people coming to this capital of the Lubuskie region simply to appreciate its historic buildings, picturesque countryside, and nearby lakes. Most buildings in the center of Zielona Gora were erected in the early 20th century, and they add an eclectic feel to the area. The Lubusz Country Museum is an essential stop for every visitor to Zielona Gora, with its interesting section dedicated to wine production.
Zielona Gora offers various cultural and recreational opportunities. Music lovers will find pleasure in the concerts by the Tadeusz Baird Philharmonia of Zielona Gora, which has close links with similar orchestras in Europe.