Zielona Gora is known as a Polish capital of the wine with its rich history and wine traditions. Every september during the Grape Harvesting Festival the tourists are guided around the town by the mythical god of the wine Bacchus.
In the past Zielona Gora belonged to Poland, Bohemia, the Habsburg Monarchy and Prussia. The town has developed thanks to its location on the historic trade route from Wroclaw to Szczecin. Fortunately the town wasn’t destroyed during the World War II and the Old Market Square retained its medieval layout with the defensive walls, the Hunger Tower and many other polish signs. In the market square stand also the Gothic town hall and the 12th-century Co-Cathedral of St Hedwig, remodelled in the neoclassical style in the 18th century after its tower collapse. Its interiors contains the 15th-century Chapel of Olives and the 16th century Chapel of Our Lady of Ostra Brama with Baroque organs and tombstones. Worth seeing is also the Church of Our Lady of Czestochowa, the former Evangelical church from the 18th century. There is also a lot of buildings with a unique architecture of Berlin artists, such as the modernistic Lubuski Theater designed by Oskar Kaufmann. Zielona Gora is famous especially for its vineyards and the wine production. In the Wine Park you can see a winemaker’s house from 1818, the gold century of the town’s wine production. Every year in Zielona Gora are held: the Grape Harvesting Festival, the Festival of Folklore and the International Rock’n’roll Championships.