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Why should I study here?

The name of Cottbus comes from the Wendish language. It originates either in kop´sebuz, which means the passage place by the river or in the Slavic personal name Chotibud. Monuments from those times are well worth a visit. They characterise the city’s image and life with and inside the old walls. The painstakingly reconstructed Altmarkt, the city’s parlour, is bursting with vitality until evening. 

Against a backdrop of magnificent townhouses and baroque gable facades, romantic street-side cafes are tucked away below the tower of the Oberkirche. A new city has evolved around the historic city centre. Narrow alleyways open onto modern shopping malls. 

The brightly coloured sundial is an attractive way of telling the time and invites people to take a stroll through Cottbus. The biggest city in the Lusatia region has retained the charm of a small town and it exudes this in a more inviting and attractive way than ever before. 

Cottbus, the green city by the Spree River, enjoys an increasing tourist demand. The historic city centre, with its Baroque townhouses and the State Theater building in Late Art Nouveau, gives the visitor a glimpse of more than 850 years of city history. 

A top-quality cultural offer, attractive trip possibilities, and a high-performance tourism trade let the city become an amusing touristic destination. Cottbus presents itself as one of the greenest cities in Germany. Wide-reaching parks, alleys, and promenades build a green belt across the Spree River. 

The beautiful park area connects the Spreeauenpark, the Fürst-Pückler Park Branitz and the Tierpark (Zoo). Visitors cannot resist the fascination of Branitz Park, with its Europa-wide, unique earth pyramid. The old and the new lie in close proximity here. Cottbus holds the charm of a small city, and it shines like new. 

Experience art and culture in Cottbus! You can book or buy tickets for the town hall, the MesseCottbus, the national theatre, and nationwide events here. 

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