Zielona Góra

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Stanisława Moniuszki 18B, 65-409 Zielona Góra, Poland
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Zielona Góra [ʑeˈlɔna ˈɡura] ( listen) (German: Grünberg in Schlesien; Exonym: Green Mountain) is the largest city in Lubusz Voivodeship, in western Poland, with 138,512 inhabitants (2015). Zielona Góra has been in Lubusz Voivodeship since 1999, prior to which it was the capital of Zielona Góra Voivodeship from 1950 to 1998. It is the seat of the province's elected assembly, while the seat of the centrally appointed governor is located in Gorzów Wielkopolski. Zielona Góra has a favourable geographical position, being located not far from the Polish-German border and on several international road and rail routes connecting Scandinavia with Southern Europe and Warsaw with Berlin. The region is also closely associated with vineyards and holds an annual Wine Fest.
The city's history began when Polish Duke Henry the Bearded brought first settlers to the area in 1222. In 1323 Zielona Góra was granted town privileges and subsequently passed to Bohemia in 1335. In 1526 it became part of the Habsburg Empire and experienced a wave of witch trials in the 17th century. As a result of the First Silesian War, Zielona Góra was annexed by Prussia and remained in Germany until the end of World War II in 1945. In accordance with the Potsdam Agreement, the province was handed over to Poland and resettled with Poles expelled from the Eastern Borderlands.
Zielona Góra is surrounded by semi-large tree-covered hills and the adjacent woodland alone makes up approximately half of the city's total area. The name of the city itself translates to Green Mountain in both Polish and German. Moreover, Zielona Góra features several tourist attractions and important historical sites including the preserved medieval Old Town, 13th-century Market Square, tenements, palaces, parks and the famous Palm House on Wine Hill. Its strong connection to vineyards and grape-picking earned Zielona Góra a nickname "The City of Wine".


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Zielona Góra

Address: Stanisława Moniuszki 18B, 65-409 Zielona Góra, Poland