Cottbus, gate to the Spreewald biosphere reserve and Lausitz region, second largest city in the federal state Brandenburg and the centre of the Sorbian minority. The city on the Spree river with its idyllic old town centre has many attractions to offer. Such as the Art Nouveau state theatre or the pharmacy museum herbal shop where it is possible to buy 250 different varieties of quality tea and tea blends. Last but not least, the city is known through the FC Energie football club and is popular as carnival stronghold. Just a short distance away, you will find Schloss Branitz castle with its landscaped gardens created by Fürst Pückler-Muskau. There is much you should see at least once in your life in Cottbus. Here some addresses with useful Cottbus information for culture lovers or sport fans from us. For more information also visit the Cottbus Tourism Information website.
Landmark of Cottbus in the middle of the historic center on the Spremberger Straße. Built in the 13th century the Spremberger Turm tower was a significant part of the city's defense system. Today the tower's 28 metre high viewing platform provides a superb view of Cottbus and surrounding area.
Dieselkraftwerk Cottbus – unique industrial monument and nowadays art museum on the Mühleninsel island. The museum is one of the most important art museums in the federal state of Brandenburg and owns a collection of more than 23,000 works of modern and contemporary art including painting, sculpture, graphics, photography, posters.
Stadion der Freundschaft
Explore the beautiful old town, stroll through Goethepark park and follow the sign to the Stadion der Freundschaft soccer stadium, the venue of the FC Energie Cottbus soccer club. You should take your time to explore the stadium with its training area and hall and watch the players during their training.
Very worth seeing and recreative. Branitz park with castle is the masterpiece of garden architecture created by Hermann Prince von Pückler-Muskau. With the Branitz landscape park he established the magical Cottbus garden tradition. The castle lies in the centre, it served as residence for the prince. Its earth pyramids are worldwide unique, they are a special feature created after the model of the Egyptian pyramids.
From Cottbuser Postkutscher to Zapust
Meeting with the Cottbus Postkutscher guide, onlooker during Zapust Lower Lusatia carnival, visiting to film festival? Dancing at the Altstadtfest old town festival in the summer? Or rather Classic open air in the Branitz park. Or folklore festival with picnic in the Spreeauenpark park? Whatever you choose – Cottbus has a varied program of events and cultural highlights.
Discover Cottbus on your own pace in one day including reductions on the entry to selected museums, city tour with the Cottbus Postkutscher guide, barge trips via Cottbus Spreehafen harbour and gondola trips through the Branitz landscape park and needless to say free public transport – the Pückler ticket arranges it.
Fitness and wellness at Injoy or Skyfit gyms
Distance Injoy: 550 m
Distance Skyfit: 300 m
Guests can use the cooperation offer with Injoy and ... More
Running around Amtsteich lake
Distance: 500 m
From the hotel turn into Schlosskirchstraße street until the Goethepark park. ... More
Swimming in Sachsendorfer Lake
Distance: 6 km
Idyllic unguarded quarry pond with golden-sandy beaches surrounded by a beautiful ... More
Tennis at Sportpark
Distance: 8 km
Sportpark Cottbus is the real eldorado for fans of ball sports. 3 indoor courts and 3 ... More
Golfing in the Lausitz
Distance: 19 km
The Lausitzer Golfclub golf club with its 9-hole course is one of the latest in the ... More
Biking on the Gurkenradweg
Distance: 800 m
Across Altmarkt to Hubertstraße then just follow the cucumber signs. Come along on ... More
Celebrating in the old town
Distance: 20 m
Esscobar in the old town is still a quiet tip. Young, German-European kitchen will be ... More
Fitness and wellness at Injoy or Skyfit gymsDistance Injoy: 550 m
Distance Skyfit: 300 m
Guests can use the cooperation offer with Injoy and Skyfit sports and wellness clubs nearby - only a five minutes' walk. With a day ticket all fitness and cardio equipment and the wellness areas can be used free of charge.
Running around Amtsteich lakeDistance: 500 m
From the hotel turn into Schlosskirchstraße street until the Goethepark park. Making turn around the Amtsteich pond and then along the Spree river to the Blechenpark park forward to Käthe-Kollwitz-Park park to Spreewehrmühle mill and back to the hotel for breakfast. Cottbus park landscape with its mostly floodlit tracks is an ideal training ground for runners.
Swimming in Sachsendorfer LakeDistance: 6 km
Idyllic unguarded quarry pond with golden-sandy beaches surrounded by a beautiful landscape. If you need a refreshment, take some delicious picnic with you or eat at the small beach snack bar. Sachsendorf See quarry pond is located just 20 minutes from the hotel; this is a great day trip for a comfortable cycle tour to the Southwest of Cottbus.
Tennis at SportparkDistance: 8 km
Sportpark Cottbus is the real eldorado for fans of ball sports. 3 indoor courts and 3 outdoor courts offer a unique sporting experience all the year. The open air courts offer artificial grass with quartz sand and playing is not stressing knees and joints. Here anybody can play, young or old, singles or doubles players, if required by floodlight.
Golfing in the LausitzDistance: 19 km
The Lausitzer Golfclub golf club with its 9-hole course is one of the latest in the region of Brandenburg. Varied fairways require longhitter quality and precision. High roughs, water hazards and bunkers make the course demanding in regards to technique and strategy. Green fee players are welcome.
Biking on the GurkenradwegDistance: 800 m
Across Altmarkt to Hubertstraße then just follow the cucumber signs. Come along on Gurkenradweg cucumber cycle route; leads through picturesque scenery deep into Spreewald biosphere reserve. Best way to explore the surroundings is by one of our bikes with speed gear. Bike rental April - October for 10.00 Euro per day and bike. Electric bikes and picnic basket on request.
Celebrating in the old townDistance: 20 m
Esscobar in the old town is still a quiet tip. Young, German-European kitchen will be served. Everything is prepared fresh and free from flavour enhancers. The extensive cocktail menu with trendsetters and Classics is quite impressive. While in summer, with their outdoor seating, the restaurant makes a Mediterranean flair.