Cottbus (German) or Chosebuz (Sorbian) is a the second largest city in the state of Brandenburg and located to the south-east of Berlin or Brandenburg state and is a hometown to a technical university i.e. Brandenburg University of technology which makes it a very happening place as there are lots of young international students one can see roaming around the campus and the city. I’m one of the students studying at the University and I really enjoy studying at this campus. The University has two campuses, i.e. one is in Cottbus and the other one is in Seftenberg which is 30-40 minutes far away from Cottbus via Train. The Campus is very modern, spacious, and everything is in very close proximity considering transportation, markets, and other leisure activities.
The above photograph is our main campus administration building (Hauptgebäude) where the new students can be easily seen hanging around or asking questions. The space in front of the building is used by the concerts or fest or parties during the semester. This is the place where the Job Messe or Job fair happens as well.
BTU Mensa building.
The BTU library is very famous and modern architecture in the city and is built by the famous architect Herzog & de Meuron
who also created the famous NEST Stadium in Beijing.
The above photo is of the Spremberger tower located on the Spremberger road which dates back to the 13th century. The place around the tower has many shops and restaurants. During the fest season, the passageway or the road leading to the tower gets very crowded with shops and small munching spots.
The photo on the bottom is the Cottbus main train station which is right now getting renovated and will be completed in 2020. Besides the station, there is a small mall Lookalike building which has restaurants and shops and a big hotel (Radisson blue).
There is one more famous hotel situated near the Stadthalle that goes by the name of Lindner Congress and is situated beside spree Galerie.
Lindner Congress Hotel
Spree Galerie Building.
Spree Galerie is the place where literally all the students from campus go for shopping groceries. There are many shops in the passage such as Sparkasse bank, grocery stores, coffee shops, antique shops, photography shops, Art shops, sports shops and many more.
And here we have our lovely colorful trams that help the people move from one part of the city to another. The trams and buses are really comfortable and most importantly punctual. During the first semester, there are times when one could see me struggling to get the bus as I was not a punctual person but now after living for like 2 years, I can say I’m very punctual and do not struggle anymore to take the bus or train.
Some of the buildings around campus.
For more photos of architecture from Cottbus, you can visit my Instagram page: Here
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