Loser city is the right term for it since I was going to school there and this town is nor charming or beautiful or even inviting.
Cottbus is one of the poorest (if not the poorest) cities in Germany.
It was the former energy hub of the GDR since Cottbus is surrounded by huge areas in which coal is being mined which goes straight into the coal plants nearby.
I allow myself to complete the picture of cottbus:
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