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 space planetarium “Yuri Gagarin” in Cottbus – named after Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin (1934–1968), the first people in space – was opened on 26 April 1974 after almost two years of construction on today’s Lindenplatz. Its dome with a diameter of 12.5 m offers 91 visitors space. Planetarium technology allows the representation of a true star sky regardless of the day or season, geographical position or weather. However, it is also possible to leave the Earth and to reach practically any place of the previously known universe. Planetarium shows are regularly held, but also lectures, concerts or theatre performances. Various programs can also be shown in other languages, such as English or Polish.

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

2. 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 decommissioned in 1955. The tower is located directly south of the Cottbus station area and is listed. The elevator belongs to the type of "Late" container systems and was built by the Dortmund steel construction company Aug. Klönne. Water towers like this are role models for the construction of numerous elevated tanks.

Wikipedia: Wasserturm Cottbus (DE)

3. 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.

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

4. Konservatorium

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The Augusta School in Cottbus was founded in 1873 by Adolf Rothenbücher as an educational institution for girls and named after the then German Empress Augusta. Its building, built between 1907 and 1912 on today's Pushkin Promenade, is a Cottbus architectural monument that is one of the outstanding representatives of municipal construction around 1910 in Lower Lusatia in terms of architectural history and has housed the Conservatory since 1982.

Wikipedia: Augusta-Schule (Cottbus) (DE), Heritage Website

5. 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. 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)

6. Handwerkskammer Cottbus

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The Chamber of Crafts Cottbus is one of 53 Chambers of Crafts in the Federal Republic of Germany and one of three Chambers of Crafts in Brandenburg. The Cottbus Chamber was established in 1953 by the legislator as a public service body for carrying out self-administration tasks in the field of craft economy. It acts in accordance with the law on the Order of Crafts and the Statutes of the Chamber of Crafts of Cottbus.

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

7. St. Maria Friedenskönigin

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The Church of St. Mary Queen of Peace is a Roman Catholic church building in the city of Cottbus in Brandenburg, Germany. It belongs to the provost's parish Zum Guten Hirten Cottbus in the deanery of Cottbus-Neuzelle in the diocese of Görlitz. The building is located on Adolph-Kolping-Straße in the Mitte district and is a registered monument in the list of monuments of the state of Brandenburg.

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

8. Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk Cottbus

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The Brandenburg State Museum of Modern Art | Dieselkraftwerk Cottbus (Lower Sorbian: Muzej wuměłstwa dizelowa milinarnja) is an art museum in the city of Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany. It is a museum of contemporary art of the state of Brandenburg. It is located in the building of the former Cottbus diesel power plant east of the old town in Goethepark.

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

9. Klosterkirche

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The monastery church of the former Franciscan monastery in Cottbus, later called the Wendische Church, is the oldest preserved sacred building in the city. It was built in the present form in the 15th century in Gothic style. The church is located in the northwest of the old town between Monastery and Mint Road in Wendische Quartel.

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

10. Dorfkirche Döbbrick

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The Evangelical village church Döbbrick is a Saal church built in the style of Neorokoko in Döbbrick, a village in the town of Cottbus in the state of Brandenburg. It belongs to the convent church of Cottbus in the church circle of Cottbus, the Evangelische Kirche Berlin-Brandenburg-Silesian Oberlausitz.

Wikipedia: Dorfkirche Döbbrick (DE), Heritage Website

11. 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. 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

12. Kreuzkirche

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The Kreuzkirche in Karlstraße in the city of Cottbus is a listed sacred building and was built in 1879. It is the place of worship of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Cross. It belongs to the church district of Lusatia 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. Schlossberg

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At the Cottbus Castle or Court Mountain, in the area of the former castle gardens, there is the town's green area, which is currently in the late-foundation. It is a part of the green ring surrounding the old town. The facility is protected from monuments.

Wikipedia: Grünanlage am Cottbuser Schlossberg (DE)

15. Gerberhäuser

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This is a list of monuments in Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany. The basis for this is 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)

16. Stadtmuseum Cottbus

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Stadtmuseum Cottbus

The history of Cottbus describes the development of the city of Cottbus in the Lower Lausitz from its beginnings to the present day. The town was the center of Cottbus rule and the Cottbus County since 1815.

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


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