Pure culture: The Sorbs in Upper Lusatia

Pure culture: The Sorbs in Upper Lusatia

The culture and traditions of the Sorbs are upheld in the bilingual area between Bautzen, Kamenz, Hoyerswerda and Schleife. The ideal occasion to experience Sorbian customs up-close are holidays, but their traditions also shape everyday life. The one-of-a-kind bilingual theatre “Deutsch-Sorbisches Volkstheater” in Bautzen regularly stages plays in German and Sorbian. The Sorbian National Ensemble, also from Bautzen, is a regular guest on international stages.

Discover Sorbian culture at “Sorbisches Kulturzentrum Schleife”, located only 14 km from our hotel. A permanent exhibition presents traditional costumes, Sorbian techniques for Easter egg decoration and Sorbian legends. Groups can book a tour that starts with a bread and salt welcome ceremony and highlights Sorbian history, language, traditions and costumes.

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