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Upper Lusatia.Cultural

Upper Lusatia is a real cultural adventure thanks to its wide variety of typical regional events, set in the authentic backdrops of the historical cities of Bautzen; Görlitz/Zgorzelec, a city of special European significance; Kamenz, Löbau, Luban in Poland, and Zittau. In the Middle Ages, these formed the Upper Lusatian Six Town Alliance (Oberlausitzer Sechsstädtebund). This alliance offered safe passage to people travelling along the “via regia“, which brought the cities prosperity and power. Signs of this remain today in the well-fortified castles and the rich architecture
of the townhouses.

Another route – the “via sacra“ – winds its way through a millennium of culture and religious history in Upper Lusatia, Silesia and Bohemia. It connects some magnificently-furnished monasteries such as St. Marienstern Abbey, with religious treasures such as the “Zittau Lenten Cloth“. Frýdlant Castle, owned by Generalissimo Albrecht von Wallenstein, is just one of the important sites along the route where European history has been written.

Upper Lusatia‘s cultural legacy also includes romantic palaces, parks and gardens. Muskau Park, laid out in the English landscape garden tradition, has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2004. Rammenau, Saxony‘s most beautiful Baroque country park with its magnificent castle and lovely gardens, is well worth a visit at any time of year.

brochures "Via Sacra - Begegnungen die berühren"

brochures „Via Sacra - Begegnungen die berühren"

Kloster St. Marienthal Abbey

Kloster St. Marienthal Abbey

Fuerst Pueckler Park, Bad Muskau

Fuerst Pueckler Park, Bad Muskau