Tag Archives: Gruenberg

Polish Wine

Zielona Gora is probably the only location in Poland where quality wine is produced.

zielona gora wine festival

A commemorative envelope and postmark from 1947 issued to mark the annual wine festival which takes place every year in Poland.

Indeed Zielona Gora is one of only two places in Poland cultivating grapes for mainly white wines. The other winery near the town of Warka in Masovia. It is one of the most northern wine growing regions in Europe.

Polish vineyard

A photograph of the vineyard and palmeria in Zielona Gora, Lubuskie, Poland, c.1970.

Wine has been made by the monks of Paradyz (Paradise) Abbey since at least 1250. The first wineries around Zielona Gora were believed to have been established in 1314.

Polish wine

Part of the Wine Festival procession which takes place each year in Zielona Gora, Lubuskie, Poland, c.1971.

The annual Wine Festival has taken place in the town since 1852. It takes place over the first or second week of September and lasts for nine days.

wine poland

Another photo of the annual wine days festival in the province of Lubuskie / Lebus / Lubusz, western Poland, c.1971.

Related fact: Vodka Luksusowa (Luxury vodka) is also produced in distillery in Zielona Góra. This is made from potatoes rather than the more usual grain.

See also our page containing a selection of images of the city of Zielona Gora in the 1970s.

Related webpages on Polish Poland: Polish beer, Polish cider, and Polish vodka.


Zielona Gora Through Time

A 1970s photograph of ulica Stefana Zeromskiego in Zielona Gora, Lubuskie, Poland.

A 1970s photograph of ulica Stefana Zeromskiego in Zielona Gora, Lubuskie, Poland.

A selection of photographs showing Zielona Gora through time (1970 – 1985).

Zielona Gora Polen

A picture of the main street through Zielona Gora (Gruenberg) as it looked in around 1970.

Zielona Gora Polska

A photo of communist-era apartment blocks, Zielona Gora, Lubuskie, Poland, c.1973.

Zielona Gora Poland

A picture of two buses and various cars passing through Zielona Gora in the early 1980s

Zielona Góra (Grunberg / Gruenberg) is a city in the Lubuskie province of western Poland. Its current population is around 120,000. The city’s name means ‘Green Mountain’ in both Polish and German.

Related content:
- Pictures of pre-war Gruenberg / Zielona Gora.
- More communist-PRL-era images of Zielona Gora.

Gruenberg / Zielona Gora

Gruenberg zielona gora

The railway station in Gruenberg (Zielona Góra) in Schlesien, c.1910.

Three pictures of Gruenberg in Silesia as it looked in the 1910s and 1920s. Since 1945 Grunberg has been known as Zielona Gora (Green Mountain) and is part of the province of Lubuskie in western Poland.

Gruenberg Zielona Gora

The city hall and center of Gruenberg in Silesia, c.1929.

windmill gruenberg zielona gora

The windmill which up until the Second World War stood near the centre of Gruenberg (Zielona Gora).

Related content on Polish Poland:
- Images of communist-era Zielona Góra (1970 – 1985).
- More archive images and information on Zielona Gora.

Zielona Gora is one of the only places in Poland growing grapes for Polish wine.