Cottbus is a charming city to visit in the state of Brandenburg. It is unofficially known as the capital of Lusatia, where the ethnic minority named the Sorbs inhabit. Although not legitimately recognized, they have their own Slavic language and, they tend to share more customs with Czechs or Slovakians than with the Germans. There are plenty of things to do in Cottbus, featuring a baroque architecture from the 17th-century, that you will witness in the Altmarkt Square. It is well-known for hosting fairs all-year-round at the Messe Cottbus Convention Center. The themes are varied and include tourism, cars, gardening or home renovation. When staying in Cottbus, you must check their website or ask at the reception what fairs are happening at the moment. It is located in the city center, easily reachable.
What is all about?
The Messe Cottbus is a big hall that can host up to 30,000 visitors. The facilities offer a modern setting and it can be adapted to fit any kind of fair, business congress, conferences, and various events. Sometimes, they also host concerts and balls. At the Messe Center, they are experts in the fair-world, providing an international setting that attracts a diverse audience. They have all the equipment to adapt to each event and make it suitable for your needs, no matter how many people you are expecting. They have been in the market for over 20 years, so they know what they are doing. If you are planning to present your product, it is the perfect place, as they possess a strong network that will help you showcase it to the appropriate audience. If you are just passing by, you must stop by to enjoy one of the trade fairs or the events. You will spend hours browsing the different stands, showcasing innovative products and inspiring ideas. There is always something for everyone, even if you are traveling with children.
Many laughs and thrills have been experienced at the center. It is an important landmark of the city attracting every year big crowds for shows, concerts, and markets. The whole idea is to connect people and make them live a fantastic experience when visiting Cottbus. In autumn they host the biggest fair with over 290 exhibitors, so make sure to visit if you happen to be during this season. There's food stands to try local delicacies, as well as clowns to entertain the children and a pumpkin carving contest. Afterward, stop by the beautiful Parkeisenbahn is just around the corner and features an old traditional steam locomotive, where you can take a ride. It is something for the old and the young!