Cottbus - Germany
Visitors' guide to Cottbus with maps, pictures, hotels and weather information


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Cottbus Markt

Dating from the twelfth century, Cottbus is known as the gateway to Spreewald and its network of waterways and nature area. This charming city initially established itself in trade and textiles until the ninteenth and twentieth centuries, when it began to mine brown coal deposits. The historical Altmarkt (Old Market), in the city centre, has a collection of beautiful baroque buildings; there are also the 400-year-old Löwenapotheke (Lion Apothecary) and some examples of apothecaries' establishments spanning several hundred years that are preserved within the Apotheken Museum.

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The Jugenstil (Art Nouveau) Staatstheater and the Wendisches Museum are also located in the area. Branitz Park was created by Hermann von Pückler-Muskau and is a lasting monument to his passion for horticulture and garden design. Upon the sale of his land in Muskau, Prince Pückler purchased Branitz Castle and proceeded to have it converted, incorporating oriental design features. Cottbus is also home to the Technical University of Brandenberg.

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Cottbus Hotels
Tryp Cottbus
Am Seegraben
Gross Gaglow - Cottbus
Branderburg 03058
Best Western Hotel Branitz
03042, Germany
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