Cottbus is a small city and due to high unemployment the city has to suffer from the brain drain to more prosperus German cities. The proximity to Berlin allows a lot of people to commute between the cities.
Public transport or by bike
Cottbus is known for two things:
- FC Energie Cottbus - FC Energie Cottbus is Cottbus' professional soccer team in the 2. Bundesliga (2nd tier football leaque).
- Lignite extraction in the open pits around the town
- pyramids of Branitz, build by Fürst Pückler in the 19 century