The Cottbus City Museum offers a foray into the history of the city and region. It is important to find out how lignite originated or why the Wendish is still part of our city's culture. You can find out where the Lords of Cottbus resided and what damage the great city fires caused. The exciting developments of the 19th to 21st centuries complete the journey through Cottbus. Sources and literature on Cottbus history can be viewed in the city archive after prior registration.