Welcome to Zielona Góra
The presence of nature is also a reminder that Zielona Góra (zhyeh-lo-na goo-rah) is one of only two Polish wine regions. It’s a tradition running all the way back to the 14th century, though the climate is less than ideal and winemaking was never a very profitable endeavour here; the association with viticulture is today largely symbolic.
Like the majority of other towns in the region, Zielona Góra was founded by the Silesian Piasts. It was part of the Głogów Duchy, before passing to the Habsburgs in the 16th century and Prussia two centuries later. Unlike many other Silesian towns, however, Zielona Góra was relatively unscathed by WWII, meaning its prewar architecture has largely survived.