Culture - Leisure - Sport

If you have a desire to explore the city, its sights and cultural events, the following page has many interesting tips and suggestions. Whether alone, with your family or new German and international friends, Cottbus, Senftenberg and the surrounding areas are filled with fun things to do!


Movie theatres
  • Obenkino  at Glad-House
    Straße der Jugend 16A small art-house cinema. Films are often shown in their original language with German subtitles.
  • Weltspiegel
    Rudolf-Breitscheid-Straße 78
  • UCI-Kinowelt
    Groß Gaglow, Am Lausitzpark
  • Filmfestival Cottbus
    Every November, the Festival of Eastern European Film takes place in Cottbus.
  •  Staatstheater
    Four venues. As the only theatre in the state of Brandeburg, the Staatstheater’s events encompass the theatre, opera, ballet and philharmonic orchestra.
  • TheaterNative C, Podiumsbühne
    Petersilienstraße 24
  • Bühne 8 (Student theatre)
    Erich-Weinert-Str. 2
    Always welcoming new people to join!
  • Studentenkabarett
    Every year in January, a Germany-wide meeting of student cabaret groups, ‘Ei(n)fälle’ takes place in Cottbus.

Cottbus is one of the greenest cities in all of Germany. In the 19th century, Prince von Pückler-Muskau created the largest park in the city, Branitzer Park. Additionally, there are many parks and green spaces situated along the Spree River.

University sports

The centre for university sports offers a huge variety of courses from Aikido to Zumba and everything in between! This also includes fitness facilities, ball sports, dance, health and relaxation classes, water sports and individual activities such as golf and horseback riding. Registration for these sports courses is currently only available online beginning at 8:00 a.m. on the first Monday of the lecture period. However, for some courses, registration is also possible throughout the semester. After registering for a course, you will receive an e-mail with your confirmation. It is important to remember that the course fee must be paid to the specific account within four working days; otherwise, you forfeit your spot in the course. Participation in all courses is for a fee. Currently, each semester, students usually pay between 12.50 EUR and 23.50 EUR per course, while employees pay between 25 EUR and 45 EUR. For some sports courses, registration is also possible during the semester.

If you or your family are interested in sports courses outside of the university, the Welcome Centre can assist you in finding a suitable club.