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Upper Lusatia

Saxon congeniality

Upper Lusatia receives its guests to the three-way border crossing between Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic with typical Saxon hospitality and a wide range of cultural attractions. After all, this place cannot be separated from the history of the Sorbs. The language and tradition of this small Slavic people continues to penetrate this region to this day and adds to the cultural diversity of the region.

The Via Regia, which was once the most important connection between East and West in Europe, was also key for the development of Upper Lusatia. Its main route cuts right through Saxony and through the Lusatian towns of Görlitz, Bautzen and Kamenz.

The German-Polish border town of Görlitz is one of the most beautiful towns in Europe. As it largely escaped damage during the Second World War, visitors to Görlitz can still wander around the magnificent backdrop of the beautiful medieval towers, late-Gothic arcades, stately Renaissance town houses by the River Neiße and the expansive Gründerzeit districts.

The beautiful Bautzen, on the other hand, is known as the "Town of Towers". Medieval towers and bastions rise beside Ortenburg Castle from the rocky plateau, around which the River Spree winds in a valley.

Upper Lusatia also attracts guests with its diverse landscapes. The Zittau Mountains are not just an "Eldorado" for skiers in winter, for example; they are also ideal for long walks in the summertime.

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