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Cottbus is a city in the eastern part of Germany located on the Spree River and three railway lines 100 kilometers away from Berlin. The population of the city reached 110 thousands in 2010. This place is considered a large cultural and political center of Sorben population in Niederlausitz.
The main historical symbol of Cottbus is Branitzer Castle, which is considered to be a single attraction with the surrounding landscaped garden. Built in the 19th century for Prince Hermann … Open
Sport is very popular in Cottbus – here you will find Energy Cottbus football club that once played in Bundesliga. Today it plays in the second team of Bundesliga. Talking about education – in 1991 in Cottbus was founded the youngest technical university in Germany – Brandenburg Technical University.
Branitz Castle located on the south of the city is one of the most popular sights among tourists. Near the castle is located a wonderful park. The castle was built as a residence for Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau – one of several key persons in XIX century. He was a writer, a traveller, a landlord and a landscape designer of the Prussian count. The castle is built in the baroque style. The project was created by an architect from Dresden Gottfried Semper, who had also created a project for Dresden Opera. Today the castle is turned into a museum that features the items telling about the life of the prince. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Although Cottbus cannot boast the great variety of noisy entertainment centers, it offers excellent opportunities for enjoying sports and outdoor activities. An interesting symbol of the … Open
The majestic garden, which surrounds the castle, has been developed by Hermann von Pückler-Muskau in person. He was working over the creation of this piece of art during 40 years. In this park you can see not only trees, but also various buildings like a summerhouse, stables, and a row of pyramids that look like Egyptian ones. One of pyramids is located on the island in the center of lake. It is made in the form of a mausoleum. The relics of the prince and his wife Luisa are stored there.
An intriguing site is the factory Enke-Fabrik. It was built in the late 19th century and occupies a huge area of ​​about 8,000 square meters. Once upon a time, this factory produced books and other printed products. By the middle of the 20th century however, the huge plant came to desolation. Now the main visitors of the plant are lovers of walk through abandoned places. Here, huge dilapidated buildings, whose walls are decorated with graffiti drawings, can be seen.
1. The easiest way to get to the city is by train, as it is surrounded by a well-developed network of railroads and has its own station. Most trains arrive here from Berlin, which is just … Open
Walking through the streets of the city, you can see a beautiful historic building, called Casper Gewerbehof. This house was built over a hundred years ago. Initially, it housed one of the largest industrial companies. The historical building is remarkable for the fact that, for the years of its existence it has not changed at all. Its facade is decorated with luxurious balconies, and the entrance to the house has a large iron gate. Now the building houses offices of various organizations, so tourists can admire only its appearance.
A pleasant surprise also awaits fans of cinema in Cottbus. They will be able to visit the cinema with an intriguing title Mirror World. This is the first permanent cinema in the city. The opening of the cinema took place as far back as 1907. Initially, it was located in an old apartment building. In 1911, the government of Cottbus decided to build a separate building for the cinema. It is located now in this chic baroque building. Recently, the cinema hall was completed with new modern equipment. It is designed for 500 people.
Cottbus is a great place to go for a family vacation. Here you will find both attractions and museums that would be of interest to each family member (Branitz Palace and Park, the Cottbus … Open
Fans of contemporary art should definitely look into the Art Museum, located in the building of the old diesel power station. Presently, several spacious rooms are allocated for the storage of exhibits and carrying out exhibitions, the total area of ​​which is 1,250 square meters. Visitors to the museum can get acquainted with an interesting collection of paintings, sculptures and photographs, as well as participate in various cultural events.
Altmarkt in Cottbus Tourists with children in Cottbus will be interested in visiting the Planetarium Senftenberg, located in the immediate vicinity of the city. Its opening took place in 1966, since then the equipment in the planetarium has not been updated. The excursions in it still remain incredibly interesting and informative. A very powerful projector is installed here, which can display up to 6,000 celestial bodies.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Cottbus
♥   Castle 'Biecz Castle' , 30.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Jagdschloss Fürstenwalde' , 68 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Funkenburg' , 78 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Moritzburg' , 80.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Hohnstein Castle' , 88.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Cottbus
♥   Landscape Park 'Krzesiński Park Krajobrazowy' , 47.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Gryżyński Park Krajobrazowy' , 78.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Sächsische Schweiz' , 94.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'České Švýcarsko' , 98.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Park Narodowy "Ujście Warty"' , 99.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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