Culture and leisure

Cottbus, Senftenberg and the surrounding area offer many cultural and recreational possibilities. These range from paddle tours in the Spreewald (a designated biosphere reserve full of small waterways), sailing, rowing or swimming in Lake Senftenberg, climbing in the Sächsische Schweiz (a hilly climbing area), skiing or ice skating at any time of the year in the Snowtropolis or bathing under palm trees in Tropical Islands. Alongside this, many bicycle and walking paths in Seenland, Schlaubetal, the Muskauer and Branitzer Park and numerous other bathing lakes offer a wide range of opportunities for active relaxation as well as beautiful landscape and cultural gems for enjoyment. Both the towns of Cottbus and Senftenberg feature attractive centres with many cafes and restaurants, museums, cinemas and various theatres. The broad and varied range of university sports as well as the student parties and events are also very popular amongst students.

Sport and leisure


Museums and day trips

Parties and celebrations