Cottbus (German pronunciation: [ˈkɔtbʊs]; Lawer Sorbie: Chóśebuz; Czech: Chotěbuz; Pols: Chociebuż) is a varsity ceety in Brandenburg, Germany, situatit aroond 125 km (78 mi) sootheast o Berlin, on the River Spree. Cottbus is a major railway junction wi extensive sidins/depots.
Cottbus is the cultural centre o the Lawer Sorbie minority. Mony signs in the toun are bilingual, an there is a Lawer Sorbie-middlin Gymnasium, but Sorbie is rarely spoken on the streets.
Next tae Cottbus is the famous Branitz Park, creatit bi Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau efter 1845. Schloss Branitz (Branitz Castle) wis rebuilt bi Gottfried Semper in a late Baroque style atween 1846 an 1852, end the gardens laid bi Prince Hermann feature twa pyramids. Ane o these, the Seepyramide, is in the middle o a airtificial loch an serves as his mauseoleum.