In the year of 1995, the tourist association, at that time “Neißeland Guben e.V.”, woke up the annual festival, which goes back to the fruit production of Guben. Since then, the festival is a cultural established tradition for Guben and the surrounding area. The highlight for that weekend is the election of a symbolic figure, the apple queen, who represents the association, Guben and the surroundings everywhere in Germany. Since 2007 the tourist association “Marketing and Tourism Guben e.V.” organizes this traditional and cultural event in cooperation with public services.
A wide ranging program with the topic “apple” awaits each visitor during that weekend. This year’s 18th apple festival from the 1st of September to the 2nd of September 2012 is believed to become an experience for visitors and guests and is also going to enhance the cultural public offer.