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"I would to have a travel guide of Cottbus, I'll be there from 10th July to 20th August" (posted 05/30/2016)

Since we are ansäsig in Cottbus with our offices we can also arrange a guide.
Answer provided by Frank Smrcek on 05/30/2016
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Cottbus Overview

Cottbus is a city in Brandenburg, Germany, situated around 125 km southeast of Berlin (Berlin vacation rentals | Berlin travel guide) on the River Spree. As of 31 December 2005, its population was 101,785.

Cottbus is the cultural centre of the Lower Sorbian minority. Many signs in the town are bilingual, and there is a Lower Sorbian-medium Gymnasium, but Sorbian is rarely spoken on the streets.

Things to See in Cottbus

Next to Cottbus is the famous Park of Branitz, created by Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau after 1845.

Cottbus is also home to the Brandenburg Technical University (BTU) and the maths/science-oriented Max-Steenbeck-Gymnasium, one of Germany's best schools in international competitions, named after the physicist Max Steenbeck.

Every year Cottbus hosts the East European Film Festival.

Cottbus has a football (soccer) team called Energie Cottbus currently playing in the 2nd Division.

Schloss Branitz

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More about the History of Cottbus

The settlement was established in the 10th century, when Sorbs erected a castle on a sandy island in the River Spree. The first recorded mention of the town's name was in 1156. In the 13th century German settlers came to the town and thereafter lived side-by-side with the Sorbs. In medieval times Cottbus was known for wool, and the town's drapery was exported all over the Brandenburg, Bohemia and Saxony. In 1462 Cottbus was acquired by the Margraviate of Brandenburg; in 1701 the city became part of the Kingdom of Prussia. In 1815 the surrounding districts of Upper and Lower Lusatia were ceded by the Kingdom of Saxony to Prussia. From 1949 until German reunification in 1990, Cottbus was part of the German Democratic Republic.

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Cottbus is a city in Brandenburg, Germany, situated around 125 km southeast of Berlin on the River Spree. As of 31 December 2005, its population was 101,785.

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