Guben Stadtzentrum (2009), Stadt Guben One of the oldest towns of the Lower Lusatia, Guben has been awarded the town ordinances and privileges as early as in 1235. As a town of cloth and hats but likewise as a town of gardening and flowers, and thus Guben having been meant for a real gem went down in the annals of our history.
The Potsdam Conference as a result of Second World War, has split up Guben into two parts. The town’s centre on the east bank of the river Neisse became the Polish town Gubin and the western industrially impressed part the German town Guben.
Due to the redesign of the centre after the year 2000, Guben developed into a throbbing and innovative small town whose border is widely opened to the German-Polish co-operation. Meanwhile Guben and Gubin so-called “one town in two countries” are regarded as being a peculiarity concerning the Lower Lusatia region. Stadtansicht Guben, Stadt Guben
Showing exemplary manner, the historic manufacturing buildings have been integrated into Guben’s townscape. Junction of public life is located at the former hat factory Wilke after extensive rebuilding activities. The present Friedrich-Wilke-Platz comprises the town hall, the municipal library, the municipal school of music, and the town and industrial museum. The visitor, while making use of multimedia equipment in the latter, has an opportunity to acquire the need-to-know about the history of the town and its industrial establishment. Kirche zum guten Hirten in Guben, Stadt Guben
The Neisse as former frontier river became a real element of valuable experience in the midst of the historic centre in the days when Poland joined the EU. Guben’s Neisse terraces with the lovingly shaped greens (showing relics of the ancient textile factory) invite for relaxation and pleasure. From here a pedestrian bridge leads us to the island in the middle of the river Neisse, and from there to Gubin. Klosterkirche in Guben, Stadt Guben That’s the perfect starting point to go with relish for a stroll through the town centre and to visit the historic buildings like Gubin’s parish church and the former town hall. Both splendid architectural specimens and ornamental examples of an eventful past at the urban district of Gubin, are the neo-Gothic cloistral church (Klosterkirche) as well as the Jugendstil church of the Good Shepherd.
You can have a wonderful time by sportive activities at the water park with sauna and open-air pool, climbing cliff with 17 trails offering different levels of difficulty, and the local opportunities regarding leisure time and fitness. Active water sports enthusiasts will find ideal basic conditions for going to paddle and canoeing at the river Neisse.

Extended heath areas, riparian meadow land, wood and pasture have shaped the landscape around Guben, just as a lot of natural lakes. Wein aus der Gubener Region, Stadt Guben Here the guest can take deep breaths and look for some excitement offered by both the natural riches and the gems of architecture along the surely well-built cycle path network of about 1,000 kilometres. If that’s the way it is for the biker going on to the “Guben’s lakes circular track”, he’ll discover seven of them one after another, the most beautiful of the region. One of the favourite long-distance cycle paths in Germany is the “Oder-Neisse bike trail” which is even crossing the town centre of Guben. Nearby at the village of Grano the visitor can find a vineyard with more than 4,500 vines. A few years ago the viniculture came back to the region of Guben. Here various types of grape are pressed, and a special event is surely a guided tour through the vineyard and the following wine tasting.


Further information:
Marketing & Tourismus Guben e.V.
Frankfurter Str. 21
03172 Guben
Tel.: 0049 3561 3867
Fax: 0049 3561 3910
E-Mail: ti-guben@t-online.de
Web: www.touristinformation-guben.de