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In Cottbus we recommend the following car hire offers

from 24 £ per day
Basic package

Good offers for a small budget

Mini
e.g. HYUNDAI I10
7 Days from 27.07 - 03.08.2024
Example vehicle
from 26 £ per day
Economy

Small, agile and economical - that's all it takes!

e.g. VOLKSWAGEN POLO
7 Days from 27.07 - 03.08.2024
Example vehicle
from 33 £ per day
All-round carefree package

This way nothing can go wrong - carefree and all inclusive!

Mini
e.g. HYUNDAI I10
7 Days from 27.07 - 03.08.2024
Example vehicle

Cottbus is the second-largest city in Brandenburg, located in the southeast of Germany. Known for its beautiful parks and historic architecture, Cottbus offers a blend of urban culture and nature. The city is also a gateway to the Spreewald Nature Reserve, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Exploring Cottbus

Attractions and Sightseeings

Start your journey at the Old Market Square, home to some of Cottbus's most iconic landmarks, including the Altmarkt and Wendisches Museum. Make sure you don't miss the Brandenburg University of Technology, one of the oldest in Germany.

Outdoor Activities

If you prefer outdoor activities, the Spreewald should be at the top of your list. You can take a boat ride, hike, cycle, or paddle through its waterways and forests. Moreover, the Peitz Ponds and the Spree Woods offer exceptional fishing opportunities.

Driving and Car Rental

Car Class Recommendations

Compact cars are highly recommended for city driving due to their fuel efficiency and ease of parking. However, if you plan mountain trips or outings with large groups, SUVs or vans may be more suitable.

Parking and Mobility

  • Most parking in Cottbus is paid, but you can usually find free parking on the outskirts of the city.
  • Cottbus has a very efficient public transportation system, but renting a car offers more flexibility and convenience.

Driving Routes and Rules

In Germany, cars drive right and overtaking is allowed only from the left. You must always wear your seat belt and using a mobile phone whilst driving is prohibited. The speed limit within city limits is usually 50km/h, but goes up to 100-130km/h on motorways. Always check for signs indicating the appropriate speed limit.

Practical Information

Currency

The official currency in Cottbus is the Euro (€). Debit and credit cards are widely accepted and ATMs are readily available.

Climate

Cottbus experiences a continental climate, meaning it has warm summers and very cold winters. The best time to visit is from May to September, when the weather is most pleasant.

Events

Cottbus hosts a number of events throughout the year including the Cottbus Carnival, one of the largest in East Germany, and the Film Festival of East European Cinema.

Wrap Up

No matter how you choose to spend your time in Cottbus, make sure to immerse yourself in the city's rich history and culture. After all, that’s the beauty of travelling, isn’t it? Enjoy your stay, take care of your surroundings, and have a safe journey!

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