Cottbus is not just another city, but many cities in one: main city of the region of Lausitz, business centre, university city, sport city, energy centre, gateway to the Spreewald and green city. “The Spreewald and Brandenburg have something magical and mystical for me. The flatness, the vastness, and the view to the horizon trigger a certain longing in me. It frees the eye, my thoughts run free, and through this becomes a coveted destination. I immediately liked the Brandenburg people. Like the Swiss, they have their feet on the ground; they’re honest people, who perhaps are a little bit reserved. But once you have won their trust, it can be a very deep, reliable connection.”