Cottbus/Chóśebuz is the second-largest city and largest municipality on the German-Polish border in Brandenburg. The city is therefore at the heart of Europe. Our 100,000 inhabitants include people from different countries and cultures who have become part of the community. They work, study and live here and enrich our city.

Town twinning projects offer a foundation for European integration in action. They shape exchange and peaceful local co-existence. Cottbus/Chóśebuz maintains links with seven international and two national twin towns, with an especially lively exchange with the partner city of Zielona Góra in Poland. A partnership agreement setting out specific joint projects for the year ahead is signed annually. Joint membership of the Euroregion "Spree-Neiße-Bober/Sprewa-Nysa-Bóbr" provides the framework for joint EU projects. The INTERREG projects are a particular highlight.

The other eight Cottbus/Chóśebuz partnerships allow our citizens the opportunity to discover many different nationalities via existing networks.

Ewa Malys; Jan Gloßmann

The town twinning projects of Cottbus/Chóśebuz thrive on the involvement of people and their personal lobbying in associations, schools and nurseries and administrations to promote mutual understanding.

City Council of Cottbus
Lord Mayor Bureau
Neumarkt 5
D - 03046 Cottbus

Representative for International Relations:
Kristina Neumann
Phone number: (0049) 355 612-2025