The German-Polish Cross-Border Centre for Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Middle Oder Valley in Dębno and Liepe was set up to promote the tourist, cultural, architectural, natural and landscape assets on the Polish and German side. The place aims to bring together cultural animators, craftspeople, producers of regional products and to build a network so that they can share their skills and exchange experiences. It will also be the venue of workshops and meetings to promote the Middle Oder Valley Region. The centre will help develop the knowledge of local residents and tourists about our region’s heritage. Here we want to showcase art created by people for people.
On the German side, the same activities will be carried out at the centre in Liepe.
The established German-Polish centre, based in Liepe, gathers comprehensive knowledge of the cultural heritage of the Middle Oder Valley region, processes this knowledge in two languages and makes it available to the general public in the form of publications and multimedia products, e.g. an interactive website, apps, short explanatory videos.
We have built a network with surrounding tourist attractions and cultural institutions, such as the ship lift, the Chorin monastery and the Altranft Museum. The network is constantly being expanded.
As part of our initiative, we organise interactive German-Polish projects over several days in Landhof Liepe. The aim is not only to share knowledge and foster cultural exchange, but also to promote identification with the Middle Oder Valley region. The themes of our programme, among others, regional legends and fairy tales, traditional handicrafts, experiencing nature, monasteries and convents, have been specially selected so that the traditions and history of the region can be experienced by the participants during these meetings.