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Cottbus Travel Guide
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Market square, Cottbus.

Introduction

Cottbus is a university town and the cultural capital of the Sorbs, a Slavic minority of East Germany.

History

Founded by the Sorbs in the 10th century, Cottbus was progressively absorbed by the German expansion from the 13th century onwards. It became part of the Margraviate of Brandenburg in 1462, then of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701.

Attractions

Apart from the colourful faades and the unusual Art Nouveau theatre, the main point of interest are the Lodka cultural centre and Wendisches Museum, both dealing with Sorbian culture.

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