Today, the Cottbus city wall is one of the city's special tourist destinations. It has a very special significance for the people of Cottbus, which can be seen in the town's coat of arms. On a silver background, this shows the city wall with two towers and the closed gate. Above this is a red crab, which adorned the coat of arms of the Lords of Cottbus.
During the First World War, the Cottbus city wall suffered considerable damage. Afterwards it was largely restored and today, with the Münzturm and Sprengberger Turm as its boundary points, it forms a tourist highlight. The so-called "Judentor" is the only remaining gate of the Cottbus city wall. Originally, the path between the synagogue and the city centre could be passed through this gate. Today the gate is actually called "Lindenpforte".
The Cottbus city wall was built as early as the 13th century in the form of a palisade made of wood. A moat and ramparts completed the protection of the city. In the 14th century it was replaced by a stone fortification. With a height of 5-6 metres, a length of almost 2 kilometres and 48 towers, the city wall protected Cottbus from many attacks.
Already in the 18th century, the Cottbus city wall lost its importance as a protective wall, as the city was no longer interesting enough for attackers due to the rapid development of other cities.
Comfortable parking at Q-Park BLECHEN Carré
Our car park Q-Park BLECHEN Carré is a 3-minute walk (200 m) from the Cottbus city wall and offers you the opportunity to park all day at a reasonable price. Make the most of your time in Cottbus and visit other attractions in the city without having to re-park, such as the Cottbus City Museum, the Spremberg Tower and the Old Cottbus Electricity Plant.