The Region around Cottbus
Lower Lusatia always was a country for cyclists. Picturesque villages with large linden trees and fieldstone churches are snugly set between forests of pine and yellow rape fields, the view opens to reveal undisturbed lakes or the deep abysses of the lignite open-cast mines. Well signposted cycle paths lead not only through Cottbus itself, but through almost every little village.
Cottbus – The Gateway to the Spreewald
The Spreewald with its wetlands villages and small Spreefließe channels enjoys an almost world-wide reputation as a region for recreation. It is the traditional green weekend escape for people living in Berlin. The lavishly large traditional bonnets of the Spreewald women are a popular motif for photographers and are regularly displayed at a number of Sorbian-Wendish festivals. Cottbus, too, belongs to the Spreewald economic region, famous for its gherkins. From the city, the typical Spreewald landscape can be easily accessed by travelling only a few kilometres by either bicycle, bus or car.