Zielona Góra

zielona Góra 1974

Zielona Góra, Poland, 1972.

A small sample of the images we have in our archive of the city of Zielona Gora, Lubuskie, Poland.

zielona gora 1973

Zielona Góra, Poland, c.1972.

Some things you may not know about Zielona Góra:
- Prior to 1945 Zielona Gora was called Grünberg and part of Germany.
- Both the Polish and German names for the city translate into English as ‘Green Mountain’.
- An annual Grape Harvest festival takes place in Zielona Góra every September.
- Wine has been grown in Zielona Gora since at least 1314 and is known as the wine capital of Poland.
- Zielona Gora is home to possibly the highest densities of Magpies in the whole of Europe!
- The University of Zielona Góra has more than 12,000 students.
- At the last census the population of Zielona Gora numbered more than 138,000.
- A fascinating open-air Ethnographic Museum can be found just outside Zielona Góra, in Ochla.

zielona gora 1972

Zielona Gora, Lubuskie, Poland, c.1972.

Related content on Polish Poland:
- Old pre-war images of Grünberg / Zielona Gora.
- More images of post-war communist-era Zielona Gora.

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