Welcome to Cottbus!

Dear international guests and foreign citizens,

Cottbus has developed into a multi-national city in the heart of Europe and is gaining increasing importance due to the eastern expansion of the European Union. Today it is a matter of course that people from other countries make up part of the almost 100,000 residents of our city. Foreigners work, study and live here and they enrich our city's culture and development. People from more than 100 nations, including refugees from several countries, have a new home in Cottbus.

Either if you are here as a tourist, you work, study or stay in our city for any reason, we would like to provide you with useful information about the city’s public administration and other services. Here you will find useful contact addresses which aim to answer any questions or queries you may have for the public authorities.

For any other information or assistance you might require, please do not hesitate to contact our Commissioner for Integration and Foreigners Mr. Jan Schurmann: Jan.Schurmann@cottbus.de

We wish you a pleasant stay in Cottbus!

Holger Kelch
Lord Mayor