Cottbus, also spelled Kottbus, is a city within the Brandenburg Land state of eastern Germany. It lies on the Spree River, at the south-eastern edge of the Spree Forest. Cottbus is near the German border with Poland and is a university city with extensive municipal parks. Cottbus hosts an annual national garden show.
A railway junction and industrial centre, Cottbus manufactures textiles, food products, and electro technical equipment. This city is also the site of a large brown-coal-fired power plant. As the seat of Brandenburg Technical University, Cottbus is also home of the Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) and the maths/science-oriented Max-Steenbeck-Gymnasium, named after the physicist Max Steenbeck. Cottbus hosts the East European Film Festival each year. The city offers a vast selection of office space throughout the area.
Entertainment And Dining Out
In Germany, a typical hotel breakfast consists of a boiled egg, bread rolls with jam, honey, cold meat and cheese slices, juices and coffee. There’s usually a large variety of different breads. The most traditional German main meals are found in relaxed Brauhaus, equivalent to a British pub. German specialties include Bratwurst – a grilled sausage and Schwäbische Maultaschen - large savoury ravioli from Stuttgart.
The main railway station in Cottbus offers train service to Berlin and Dresden every hour. You can walk to many destinations. The Dresden-Klotzsche Airport and Berlin-Brandenburg Airport are both within easy driving distance.