Park Regulations



Branitz Park constitutes a significant European garden monument. Together with the historical buildings located within the Park, it represents a cultural heritage site of international renown. It serves the tranquil enjoyment of its visitors. Please contribute to the Park’s conservation and protection by respecting the park regulations.

General Information

Branitz Park is open for visitors all year round by day and night. Please consider that not all paths are illuminated.

You may enter Branitz Park at your own risk. We particularly draw your attention to the uncontrollable breaking-off of tree branches as well as dangers related with severe weather events.

We provide only limited winter maintenance.

Instructions by the security staff as well as employees of the Stiftung Fürst-Pückler-Museum Park und Schloss Branitz have to be followed at all times.

Code of Conduct

In Branitz Park and in all of its buildings, every person is required to behave in a way that does not put other people or components of the Park in danger or results in damages to either of them.

Dogs have to be kept on a short leash always; excrements must be cleared away.

Cycling is only allowed on the specifically identified cycling routes. Bicycles have to be parked at one of the official bicycle stands.

Smoking is prohibited in all areas of Branitz Park.

Furthermore, it is equally prohibited:

  • to leave the paths;
  • to walk on lawns, meadows and other vegetation areas (with the exception of the farm economy and the picnic areas at the main parking space at Kastanienallee);
  • to pick flowers, gather fruits and vegetables or forage mushrooms;
  • to damage trees or shrubs (including by attaching a slackline or a hammock) or to break off parts of them;
  • to camp, build tents, barbecue or picnic in the Park;
  • to feed wild animals (e.g., wild birds, boars, and nutria);
  • to play ball or teams sports;
  • to make a fire;
  • to leave rubbish lying outside of the provided bins;
  • to operate drones or other remote-controlled objects;
  • to operate other technical mobility devices (e.g., Segway, E-Roller, Hovercraft, Quad), with the exception of wheelchairs;
  • to swim, fish or use any type of boat in one of the water bodies;
  • to step on frozen water surfaces in winter;
  • to ski, ice-skate or use a sledge;

The following activities may be allowed but only by authorisation from the Board of the SFPM:

  • any form of merchandise;
  • to hold an assembly;
  • to advertise outside of authorised events;
  • to enter and drive through the Park with any type of vehicle;
  • both film and photo shoots for commercial purposes. You may apply, however, for a permit.

Legal Notice

The park regulations are based on the domiciliary rights of the Foundation. Violations against these park regulations may result in visitors being asked to leave the Park, be denied entry or claims for damages.

In addition, the city rules of Cottbus apply, in their most recent version dating to 26 November 2014. Whoever violats the provisions of the city rules, particularly those in §§ 3, 4, and 5, acts disorderly and may – in accordance with the Administrative Offenses Act – be required to pay a fine of up to 1.000 Euro.

Entry into Force

The present park regulations enter into force on 1 September 2020.

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