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  • Cottbus - 850 years of history

    Berliner Platz 6, 03046 Cottbus

    How to Get There?


      Cottbus mainstation is only 20 minutes of walking distance to the center of Cottbus. Berlin mainstation is about 25 minutes away with a car. Trains from the Deutsche Bahn run many times a day to both mainstations.

      DB BAHN

      Take the highway A15 and use the exit 4 - Cottbus West. Stay on the B169 towards Drebkau and from there simply follow the instructions to Cottbus center.

      GPS coordinates

      LATITUDE: 51.760994
      LONGTITUDE: 14.329903



      Berlin Schönefeld is the nearest airport from Cottbus, only one hour and 4 minutes away with a car. Flights from different airlines reach Berlin Schönefeld many times daily. Otherwise Dresden Airport is about one hour and 16 minutes away from Cottbus.

      Nearest airport

      Berlin Schönefeld (SXF)

    Why Go There?

    Discover a wonderful city with a history of 850 years. Cottbus is a fascinating and beautiful historic town, especially for all nature and green park-lovers.

    This beautiful pearl in Brandenburg is more than 850 years old and therefore rich with history. Cottbus's historic inner center supplies many tiny lanes which are worth to discover. Magnificent houses and baroque gable facades and romantic sidewalk cafés are awaiting to be explored. Narrow streets around the historic center are ideal to have a stroll. Gorgeous colors from the sundial to the friendly hours and animated to walk around Cottbus. The largest city in the Lausitz has retained the charm of a small town and shines more friendly and more beautiful than ever.

    Cottbus is known as the greenest city in Germany - the city encloses many green parks, plains and a lot of nature to discover. The river 'Spree', crosses the city and offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful green places of nature by boat.

    Special tip - visit the 'Tierpark Cottbus', the largest zoological garden in Brandenburg! Located directly on the River Spree, and between the Branitzer Park (Pueckler Park) and the Spreeauenpark the `Tierpark`offers an idyllic atmosphere with over 1200 remarkable animals. Absolutely worth a visit for the young and the old.


    Location Details

    Escape Address: Berliner Platz 6, 03046 Cottbus , Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany

    Things to do close by!

    River cruise

    The beautiful river 'Spree' runs right through the city of Cottbus. Take a ride on one of the cruise lines on the 'Spree' and we guarantee a relaxing day. Enjoy beautiful views over the city and the surrounding landscapes and get an overview over the beautiful city Cottbus - fascinating for adults and children.


    The German capital Berlin is only one hour and 30 minutes away from Cottbus with a car. The city is full of various attractions for every age and guarantees a wonderful time. Visitors in Berlin not only have the opportunity to go shopping and enjoy nature and surroundings, but also to enjoy the varying offer of theatre, opera and different shows.

    Local speciality

    Among the many surprises which Cottbus in its rich history of 850 offers- is absolutely the production of the `Cottbuser Baumkuchen´ (tree cake). This delicious cake shaped the city's reputation far beyond its borders and is an absolut must for every visitor! Famous for the area of Cottbus and for everyone's taste.

    Nature exploring

    The Branitzer Park (Pueckler Park) is a meaningful landscape park of the Cottbus parks. In the center of the landscape park visitors have the opportunity to find the beautiful old castle 'Branitzer castle' and the emblem of the famous park: two earth pyramids, the land pyramide and the sea pyramide. Very fascinating place to discover for everyone.

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