Things to visit in Cottbus

Some facts about Cottbus (sorbian: Chóśebuz): Cottbus is after Potsdam the second largest town in Brandenburg and lies on the south-eastern limits of the Spreewald. Like many towns in the Spreewald, the Sorbian/Wendisch history of Cottbus left its mark on the town and characterises the cityscape and people´s everyday lives.

Sights to visit in Cottbus:

  • Historical Old Town: with its medieval gates, towers and its baroque town houses.
  • Cottbus State Theatre: considered as the finest Art Nouveau theatre in Europe.
  • Branitz Park: English landscape park – The park is considered the pinnacle of the development of landscape gardening art and is a landmark of international standing.
  • Schloss Branitz: The late baroque Branitz Palace lies at the heart of the park landscape. Prince Pückler was one of the most exciting persons of the 19th century, known as a successful writer, oriental traveller, dandy, womanizer, witty companion and lover of exquisite food. The elaborately designed interiors of the palace give an impression of the unusual life of Prince Pückler.

Text translated from homepage: Tourismusverband Spreewald (https://www.spreewald.de/urlaub-im-spreewald/orte-im-spreewald/cottbus/); Fürst-Pückler-Museum Park und Schloss Branitz (https://www.pueckler-museum.de/en/stiftung-fuerst-pueckler-museum-en/)

Park Branitz
Park Branitz
Branitz Palace

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Some useful Links:

https://www.spreewald.de/urlaub-im-spreewald/orte-im-spreewald/cottbus/

https://www.pueckler-museum.de/en/stiftung-fuerst-pueckler-museum-en/

https://www.tripadvisor.de/Attractions-g187329-Activities-Cottbus_Brandenburg.html