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Cottbus is located about 120 km southeast of the downtown Berlin area (approx. 1.5 hours by train).
Cottbus can be accessed by car via the Motorways (Autobahnen) A10, A13 and A15 from Berlin. From Dresden, Cottbus can be accessed via the 'Autobahnen' A4, A13 and the Highway B169. The distance to Dresden is approx. 120 km.
Access by train is possible via, Berlin, Dresden, Leipzig from all destinations. Cottbus is connected with several Berlin train stations (Lichtenberg, Hauptbahnhof, Zoologischer Garten) by hourly regional railway traffic.
Confer the timetable service of the 'Deutsche Bahn' for more information:
On the following page you'll find the schedule of public transport in Cottbus, ticket info's etc:
On the website Parkinfo (http://www.parkinfo.com/) you can search for car parks in Cottbus. It will tell you the location of the parking lots, how many there are, if it's free or not and show you the location on a city map.
When we went to the BUGA some years ago, we took the train from Berlin to Cottbus and it was a comfortable ride, no change of trains, just get in, in Berlin, enjoy the landscape along the railway route and in ca. 1:30h you will be in Cottbus.
Updated Feb 9, 2003
Cottbus is located in the German state of Brandenburg and the area called Lower Lausitz. In a few rural districts there are local signs written in two languages, because the nation of Sorbs (also known as Wends) have lived there for centuries. To be exactly, there are not only Sorbs living in Brandenburg, also in some places in the Free State of Saxony. Only a minority of the Sorbs living in this area are able to speak the Sorbian language. Some older people still wear traditional costumes or the young generation to preserve old customs. Traditional costumes are decorated with flat stitch embroidery, which is to be found primarily on skirt ribbons, aprons, neck scarves and parts of the large head scarves.
Updated Feb 5, 2003
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Because annual climatic and regional conditions are so variable across Germany, it can be difficult knowing what to pack for the seasons. Often the best idea is to come prepared for all eventualities whatever the season *g* I know, very general spoken ;-)
Generally, winter temperatures in the east of Germany are cold averaging minus 1°C (30°F) during January and February. Cottbus is located in the German state of Brandenburg and I've often experienced much colder winters than that, so warm clothing is needed.
Spring can be slow arriving but when it does, around Easter, temperatures soon rise. Summer temperatures in Cottbus are at their hottest during the months of July and August with temperatures reaching 25°C - 32°C (78°F - 90°F).
But in summer 2002 we had for instance very often rain, but also temperatures around 35°C (95°F). Well, it's all relative *g* It is recommended to bring light summer clothing, but not to forget an umbrella.
Written Aug 25, 2002
Go and visit a match of the soccer club FC Energie Cottbus at the Friendship Stadium where they have played since the 1970's.
Right now there are just on #17 in the Bundesliga table. Oh well, you can't have everything :P
official club website below:
Updated Feb 5, 2003