The present article has been inspired by a reflection that, despite the transformations
that have taken place in the Upper Silesia region, primarily in the new
millennium, this region is still perceived through the prism of industry, and its perception
is dominated by black colour, in a literal and metaphorical sense. The author of the article tries to break this stereotypical image by making a review of selected forest
landscapes recorded on the pages of German literature inspired by local colours.