Welcome to Upper Lusatia – Witajće k nam!
Ladies and Gentlemen,
the region of Upper Lusatia offers travels to attractive towns and cities, to a diverse culture, to idyllic parks and gardens, to sacred places of religious history and through idyllic, manifold sceneries.
We provide you all necessary information, which will enable you to arrange exciting tour offers to the Upper Lusatia. Further, you have the opportunity to directly contact the local providers. They offer overnight stays, one- or multi-day programmes, and program modules to discover the region and enjoy fascinating experiences. We will be pleased to invite you to explore the region online at www.oberlausitz.com .
General Manager Marketing Agency for Upper Lusatia and Lower Silesia
Diverse and surprising like no other holiday destination in Germany, the Upper Lusatia is located in the east of Saxony, bordering Poland and the Czech Republic. Mellow hills and valleys; blue and green sparkling lakes; numerous ponds filled with fish and other animals; romantic medieval towns; and neat villages full of character give the Upper Lusatia its unique appeal and lovely charm. Traditional half-timbered houses, colourful artistic and cultural life, and delicious cuisine combine to a memorable experience.
Upper Lusatia. The Region to discover culture
Its traditional culture is one of the defining characteristics of the Upper Lusatia. It is a fascinating adventure to discover it in all its facets: from fine- and applied arts, music, concerts, theatre, to traditional craftsmanship and folk traditions of the Sorbian and German people. The influences of the borders region is noticeable as customs and cuisine have been shaped by Bohemian, Silesian, Saxon and Sorbian traditions. The cultural abundance can be experienced in museums and galleries, castles and gardens, in artisan workshops and at festivals and concerts. The star-shaped ornaments from Herrnhut, the Herrnhuter Sterne, are known world-wide; they are manufactured by hand at the Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine. Open air festivals and theatre shows transform the Upper Lusatia into a stage for the performing arts. Places of worship are another hidden treasure of the border region. Following the Via Sacra, 20 sites of European recognition can be visited to learn about cultural and religious history. Culture and traditions are highly valued in the region and are exciting to discover. Especially the customs of the Sorbian people are alive and can be experienced through colourful traditional clothing worn during holidays like Easter or performances in the bi-lingual theatre of the Sorbian National Ensemble.
Over many centuries, six cities of the Upper Lusatia were prestigious metropolises, meeting point for tradesmen of numerous nations, as it is for tourists today; Bautzen, Görlitz, Kamenz, Löbau, Lauban (Lubán, Poland) and Zittau offer common history and unique flair.
When it comes to the culture of gardens, the Fürst-Pückler-Park in Bad Muskau is surely one of the most gorgeous examples. As UNESCO world heritage site, it gave the castles, parks, and gardens of the region the name of Pückler’s Garden Dreams. One third of the area is on the German side of the border, two thirds on the Polish. The forest railway connects the parks in Kromlau and Bad Muskau with Weißwasser, hometown of ice hockey.
Upper Lusatia: The region of scenic marvel
The Upper Lusatian region entices with beautiful countryside in great variety. Its form ranges from picturesque sandstone cliffs of the Zittau mountains to the Upper Lusatian hill range’s soft peaks, which oftentimes are crowned by belvederes. Further along, there is the Lusatian lake district, which is expected to soon be the largest man-made waterscape in Europe. An abundance of opportunities to relax and savour nature can be found here.
The light railway leads a steaming path through the Zittau mountains, Germany’s 100th national park. Like in the Upper Lusatian mounta