16 Sights in Cottbus, Germany (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Cottbus, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 16 sights are available in Cottbus, Germany.

Sightseeing Tours in Cottbus

1. Raumflugplanetarium „Juri Gagarin“

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The spatial flight planetarium "Juri Gagarin" in Cottbus - named after Juri Alexejewitsch Gagarin (1934–1968), the first person in space - was opened on April 26, 1974 after almost two years of construction on today's Lindenplatz. Its dome with a diameter of 12.5 m offers 91 visitors. The planetarium technology allows the representation of a realistic star sky regardless of the day or season, the geographical position or the weather. However, it is also possible to leave the earth and to get practically to every place of the previously known universe. Planetarium shows, but also lectures, concerts or theater performances, take place regularly. Various programs can also be shown in other languages such as English or Polish.

Wikipedia: Raumflugplanetarium „Juri Gagarin“ Cottbus (DE), Website

2. Oberkirche Sankt Nikolai zu Cottbus

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The Oberkirche St. Nikolai is a late Gothic brick church in Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany. The church is located on Oberkirchplatz and Sandower Straße near the Altmarkt. The building is the largest medieval church in Lower Lusatia, it has been a listed building since the 1970s. The Upper Church of St. Nikolai serves the parish of St. Nikolai Cottbus in the church district of Cottbus of the Evangelical Church of Berlin-Brandenburg-Silesian Upper Lusatia. It used to be called the German Church.

Wikipedia: Oberkirche St. Nikolai (DE), Website, Heritage Website

3. Wasserturm

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The water tower in Vetschauer Straße in Cottbus was built in 1914 on behalf of the Prussian State Railways to supply the steam locomotives and was decommissioned in 1955. The tower is located immediately south of the Cottbus railway station and is a listed building. The elevated tank belongs to the type of "Container Systems Klönne" and was built by the Dortmund steel construction company Aug. Klönne. Water towers like this one are models for the construction of numerous elevated tanks.

Wikipedia: Wasserturm Cottbus (DE)

4. Wendisches Museum

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The Wendish Museum, Lower Sorbian: Serbski muzej, German: Wendisches Museum, is a museum of the culture and history of the Wends and Sorbs in Lower Lusatia. It is located in Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany. It encompasses a large collection of Tracht, especially from the Spree Forest region. Apart from its permanent exhibition, the museum hosted more than 40 special exhibitions on various topics. All exhibitions are bilingual Lower Sorbian and German.

Wikipedia: Wendish Museum (EN)

5. Handwerkskammer Cottbus

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The Cottbus Chamber of Crafts is one of 53 chambers of crafts in the Federal Republic of Germany and one of three chambers of crafts in the state of Brandenburg. In 1953, the Cottbus Chamber was built by the legislator as a public body for the implementation of self-government tasks in the field of craftsmanship. It deals in accordance with the law on the order of the craft and the statutes of the Cottbus Chamber of Crafts.

Wikipedia: Handwerkskammer Cottbus (DE), Website, Heritage Website

6. St. Maria Friedenskönigin

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The church of St. Maria Friedenskönigin is a Roman Catholic church building in the city of Cottbus in Brandenburg. It belongs to the Propstpfarrei to the good shepherd Cottbus in the Deanery Cottbus new cells of the Diocese of Görlitz. The building is on Adolph-Kolping-Straße in the Mitte district and is a registered monument in the monument list of the state of Brandenburg.

Wikipedia: St. Maria Friedenskönigin (Cottbus) (DE), Website, Heritage Website

7. Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk Cottbus

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The Brandenburg State Museum of Modern Art Diesel power plant Cottbus, Lower Sorbian Muzej Wuměłstwa Dizelowa Milinarnja, is an art museum in the Brandenburg City of Cottbus. It is a Museum of Contemporary Art in the State of Brandenburg. It is located in the building of the former Cottbus diesel power plant east of the old town in the Goethepark.

Wikipedia: Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk Cottbus (DE), Website, Heritage Website

8. Klosterkirche

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The monastery church of the former Franciscan monastery in Cottbus, later called "Wendische Church", is the oldest surviving sacred building in the city. It was built in the current form in the 15th century in the Gothic style. The church is located in the northwest of the old town between Klosterstrasse and Münzstraße in the Wendish district.

Wikipedia: Klosterkirche (Cottbus) (DE), Website, Heritage Website

9. Dorfkirche Döbbrick

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The Evangelical village church Döbbrick is a hall church built in the style of the Neorococo in Döbbrick, a district of the city of Cottbus in the state of Brandenburg. It belongs to the Cottbus monastery church in the Cottbus church district of the Evangelical Church in Berlin-Brandenburg-Silesian Oberlausitz.

Wikipedia: Dorfkirche Döbbrick (DE), Heritage Website

10. Katholische Kindertagesstätte im St. Elisabeth-Haus

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The Catholic Sisters' Home "St.-Elisabeth-Haus" is a listed building in the city of Cottbus in the state of Brandenburg, Germany. The building initially served as a sisters' branch of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Elizabeth until 1983, and today the building houses a day care center, among other things.

Wikipedia: Schwesternheim (Cottbus) (DE), Heritage Website

11. Zinzendorfkirche

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The Protestant, listed Zinzendorf church is in Schmellwitz, a district of the independent city of Cottbus in Brandenburg. The church belongs to the Cottbus monastery church in the Cottbus church district of the Evangelical Church in Berlin-Brandenburg-Silesian Oberlausitz.

Wikipedia: Zinzendorfkirche (Schmellwitz) (DE)

12. Kreuzkirche

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The Kreuzkirche in Karlstrasse of the city of Cottbus is a listed sacred building and was built in 1879. It is the place of worship of the Evangelical Lutheran Kreuzkirchengemeinde. It belongs to the Lausitz church district of the independent Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Wikipedia: Kreuzkirche (Cottbus) (DE), Website, Heritage Website

13. Staatstheater Cottbus

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The Staatstheater Cottbus is the only state theatre of the German federal state of Brandenburg in Cottbus. It has its own ensemble presenting plays, operas, operettas, musicals, orchestral concerts and ballet. The theatre had more than 130.000 spectators in 2013.

Wikipedia: Staatstheater Cottbus (EN), Website, Heritage Website

14. Gerberhäuser

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This is a list of monuments in Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany. This is based on the publication of the State List of Monuments as of 31 December 2020. The ground monuments are listed in the list of ground monuments in Cottbus.

Wikipedia: Liste der Baudenkmale in Cottbus (DE)

15. Stadtmuseum Cottbus

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Stadtmuseum Cottbus

The history of Cottbus describes the development of the city of Cottbus in Lower Lusatia from its beginnings to the present day. The town was the centre of the lordship of Cottbus and since 1815 of the district of Cottbus.

Wikipedia: Geschichte von Cottbus (DE), Website, Heritage Website

16. Schlossberg

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On the Cottbus Schlossberg or Court Hill, in the area of the former palace gardens, is the late Wilhelminian urban green space. It is part of the green ring that surrounds the old town. The complex is a listed building.

Wikipedia: Grünanlage am Cottbuser Schlossberg (DE)


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