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COTTBUS Or, Kottbus;  Chosebuz (Sorb). Town on the River Spree, southeast of Berlin, northeast of Dresden, a Stadtkreis in southeastern Brandenburg. It belonged to Lower Lusatia (Niederlausitz), which was acquired by Brandenburg in 1448. When the rest of Lower Lusatia … Continue reading

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CHEMNITZ Now a Stadtkreis, and also the administrative headquarters of a Landkreis bearing its name, in the Land of Sachsen in eastern Germany. The city was called Karl Marx Stadt and gave its name to a district in the German … Continue reading

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