Certifications - Marketing company of Upper Lusatia/Lower Silesia “Marketing-Gesellschaft Oberlausitz-Niederschlesien mbH (MGO)”
Upper Lusatia is a region in the southeasternmost corner of Germany, stretching from Görlitz/Zgorzelec – “the real heart of Europe” - close to Dresden, the capital city of Saxony, and from the Zittau Mountains Nature Preserve to the Lusatian Lakeland, which is currently being created. Upper Lusatia's special features are its fascinating landscape, gently ascending mountains, and bizarre rock formations. Other attractions include the Lusatian Lakeland - the largest man-made lake landscape in Europe -, romantic medieval towns as well as internationally outstanding parks and gardens. The tri-border region of Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic is rich in European history and stands out for its hospitality and living German-Sorbian bilingualism. The Via Sacra route connects 16 ecclesiastical buildings and art treasures in Upper Lusatia, Silesia and Bohemia. Furthermore, the historic districts of the Six-City League of Upper Lusatia offer a variety of exciting city tours and cultural experiences. If you are planning an activity vacation, you can expect an extensive network of cycle and walking paths. The “Upper Lusatia by Bike” (Oberlausitz per Rad) seal ensures high-quality services, and various vacation packages are offered in the walkers‘ paradise. The region also provides a wide range of leisure activities for families, children and young people. The Upper Lusatian Gourmet Festival (Oberlausitzer Genussfestival) in June/July and the Lusatian Fish Weeks (Lausitzer Fischwochen) in autumn offer fantastic traditional dishes of Upper Lusatia made with regional ingredients. And there is much more to discover - you can learn about traditional crafts or visit an ‘Umgebindehaus’ timber-framed house, typical of Upper Lusatia. The Lusatian industrial culture commemorates the history of everyday industrial production in factories, glassworks and surface mines. Enjoying a pleasant train ride on the Steam Railway Route is, of course, another great way to discover the region. The two lines of Muskau Forest Railway and Zittauer Schmalspurbahn railway company, which are also partners of the Lusatian industrial culture, represent additional tourist magnets in Upper Lusatia. Both railway lines provide attractive offers, including excellent events, throughout the year, which are great fun not only for railway enthusiasts but for any visitors and families. Upper Lusatia thus invites you to enjoy their hospitality, culture and nature during an unforgettable vacation.