Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Cottbus, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 14 sights
Distance 3.2 km
Ascend 47 m
Descend 48 m

Explore Cottbus in Germany with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Cottbus

Sight 1: 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

361 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 2: 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

55 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 3: Schillerplatz

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In the following article, the various parks of the city of Cottbus are listed.

Wikipedia: Parkanlagen in Cottbus (DE)

288 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: Paul-Werner-Oberschule

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To this day, Bahnhofstraße is one of the most important north-south connections in Cottbus. It stretches between the railway bridge in the south and Berliner Straße in the north.

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

551 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 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, 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)

182 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Stadthaus

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The Altmarkt is the central square in the old town of Cottbus in Brandenburg, Germany. It was built in the 13th century as a crossroads of three old trade routes.

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

175 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: 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

229 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 8: 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

194 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: 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

395 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 10: Puschkinpark

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In the following article, the various parks of the city of Cottbus are listed.

Wikipedia: Cottbuser Parkanlagen (DE)

247 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 11: Tuchmacherbrunnen

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The Tuchmacherbrunnen is a listed fountain in Cottbus, Germany.

Wikipedia: Tuchmacherbrunnen (Cottbus) (DE)

86 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 12: 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)

312 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 13: 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)

100 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 14: 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


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