On foot or by bike via Branitz to the Cottbus Ostsee

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The Cottbus Ostsee is being created from the former Cottbus-Nord mine. Flooding started in April 2019. The Cottbus Ostsee is located directly on the outskirts of the city, enabling Cottbus residents and visitors to experience at first hand how a coal mine is transformed into a recreation area.
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  • Warten auf den Cottbuser Ostsee, Foto: Fotowettbewerb Cottbus, Lizenz: Stadt Cottbus
  • JSpreewehrmühle Cottbus, Foto: Andreas Franke, Lizenz: CMT Cottbus
  • Radler-Pause am Holzschiff Mia am Cottbuser Ostsee, Foto: Andreas Franke, Lizenz: CMT Cottbus
  • Informationstafeln am Cottbuser Ostsee, Foto: CMT Cottbus, Lizenz: CMT Cottbus
  • Radeln am Cottbuser Ostsee, Foto: Andreas Franke, Lizenz: CMT Cottbus
A round trip is recommended for cyclists and hikers from CottbusService (Stadthalle Cottbus) through the Cottbus-Sandow district to Merzdorf. The final destination is the observation tower there. Directly by the lakeside there is a path to the inlet structure. For the way back we suggest the route from Lakoma to Saspow and then along the River Spree to the city centre. On the way, a stop at the Spreewehrmühle is recommended with its restaurant and museum.

And what is there to explore on the way?
  • Cottbus park complex – Branitz Park, zoo* and Spreeauenpark
  • Cottbus park railway*
  • Brandburg State Museum of Modern Art at Amtsteich
  • Cotttbus stagecoach memorial* at Lindenpforte
  • St. Nicholas Oberkirche church including ascent to the church tower*
  • Altmarkt with town houses, cafés and restaurants
  • Monastery church with Klosterplatz surrounded by high trees
  • Spreewehrmühle* 
  • Spreemeile* – training equipment course of some 2 kilometres in length
  • Observation tower by the lake
  • MIA* wooden boat on the shore of the future lake
  • The inlet structure by the lake


Our special tips for families are marked with an asterisk*.

The tour consists of asphalt and grit tracks.

Start/finish: CottbusService at Stadthalle Cottbus
Length of the tour: approximately 15 kilometres
Route signage: red-and-white intersection signposts
Directions to and from Cottbus:

Public transport: take the RE 2 from Berlin or the RB 65 from Zittau/Görlitz to Cottbus central station

Car: from Spreewald junction A15 as far as the exits Cottbus-West and Cottbus-Süd

Possible combinations:

  • Spree Cycle Path
  • Tour Brandenburg
  • Gherkin Cycle Path

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The Cottbus Ostsee is being created from the former Cottbus-Nord mine. Flooding started in April 2019. The Cottbus Ostsee is located directly on the outskirts of the city, enabling Cottbus residents and visitors to experience at first hand how a coal mine is transformed into a recreation area.
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  • Warten auf den Cottbuser Ostsee, Foto: Fotowettbewerb Cottbus, Lizenz: Stadt Cottbus
  • JSpreewehrmühle Cottbus, Foto: Andreas Franke, Lizenz: CMT Cottbus
  • Radler-Pause am Holzschiff Mia am Cottbuser Ostsee, Foto: Andreas Franke, Lizenz: CMT Cottbus
  • Informationstafeln am Cottbuser Ostsee, Foto: CMT Cottbus, Lizenz: CMT Cottbus
A round trip is recommended for cyclists and hikers from CottbusService (Stadthalle Cottbus) through the Cottbus-Sandow district to Merzdorf. The final destination is the observation tower there. Directly by the lakeside there is a path to the inlet structure. For the way back we suggest the route from Lakoma to Saspow and then along the River Spree to the city centre. On the way, a stop at the Spreewehrmühle is recommended with its restaurant and museum.

And what is there to explore on the way?
  • Cottbus park complex – Branitz Park, zoo* and Spreeauenpark
  • Cottbus park railway*
  • Brandburg State Museum of Modern Art at Amtsteich
  • Cotttbus stagecoach memorial* at Lindenpforte
  • St. Nicholas Oberkirche church including ascent to the church tower*
  • Altmarkt with town houses, cafés and restaurants
  • Monastery church with Klosterplatz surrounded by high trees
  • Spreewehrmühle* 
  • Spreemeile* – training equipment course of some 2 kilometres in length
  • Observation tower by the lake
  • MIA* wooden boat on the shore of the future lake
  • The inlet structure by the lake


Our special tips for families are marked with an asterisk*.

The tour consists of asphalt and grit tracks.

Start/finish: CottbusService at Stadthalle Cottbus
Length of the tour: approximately 15 kilometres
Route signage: red-and-white intersection signposts
Directions to and from Cottbus:

Public transport: take the RE 2 from Berlin or the RB 65 from Zittau/Görlitz to Cottbus central station

Car: from Spreewald junction A15 as far as the exits Cottbus-West and Cottbus-Süd

Possible combinations:

  • Spree Cycle Path
  • Tour Brandenburg
  • Gherkin Cycle Path

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Berliner Platz 6

03046 Cottbus

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Fax: +49 (0) 35433-72228

Weather Today, 3. 10.

10 16
Overcast throughout the day.

  • Tuesday
    9 18
  • Wednesday
    9 20

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