City Guide: Cottbus
Cottbus is located in the East of Germany and is one of the bigger cities in that region. When we arrived at Cottbus Central Station, we weren’t aware of the historical roots of Cottbus dating back over 2000 years! Luckily, some parts of Cottbus testify a rich past!
The first challenge in Cottbus was to find the exit of Central Station. The rails are connected quite complicated through different tunnels.
However, we somehow made it and were welcomed by the sight of a not so beautiful Radisson Blu hotel.
Luckily, Cottbus does not look everywhere like this, but has rather a very beautiful historical old town.
Old Town Cottbus
The old town of Cottbus is a very enjoyable place to be when the weather is good.
Whether it is just strolling around, admiring the architecture or for shopping and eating – Cottbus’ old town seems to be the perfect spot.
Parks in Cottbus
Much to our surprise as well, Cottbus has a lot of green spaces and parks to offer.
Not only are the areas for the parks quite big, but also can some little lakes and fountains be found. At that day, we were very glad to have these as it was unbearable hot – shadow and water!
Special things in Cottbus
Cottbus does not live from its sights, but rather from its flair and one or another special thing. One of these definitely is the electricity works.
Right in front of that, the so-called “Wilhelmsmuehle” can be found.
A very remarkable sight is the St. Nikolai Church.
Moreover, Cottbus has some kind of fort and town gates.
Additionally, a huge medieval tower is located in the old town.
Last but not least, Cottbus’ town hall might be important, even if not that lovely…