Fortress city Coburg

Impressive residential city with centuries of history

Coburg is located in the heart of Germany, in beautiful Upper Franconia. The city became part of Bavaria in 1920. Until 1918, it was one of the capitals of the Duchy of Saxony-Coburg-Gotha and the Duchy of Saxony-Coburg-Saalfeld.

In 1530 Martin Luther spent six months on the Veste Coburg, one of the largest castles in Germany, and worked on his translation of the Bible.

Today the Veste Coburg is home to three museums. One is the Princely Building, with many historically furnished rooms of the Dukes of Coburg. Another museum is the Armory, which has over 10,500 exhibits, the largest collection of medieval armor and weapons in Germany. The third is the art collection of engravings, coins, documentation and glassware.

Exceptional sights

Ehrenburg Palace at the beautiful Hofgarten

Ehrenburg Castle in the old town was rebuilt in 1543 after a fire and in 1690 in the Baroque style. Today, the Ehrenburg houses a museum and a well-known library.

Rich in history and culture

Discover Coburg thanks to the diverse cultural offers

On the market square in Coburg you will find the historic town hall and many beautiful buildings. Enjoy the historical flair of the marketplace. You will find many nice cafes, restaurants, bars and shops here. In the middle of the square, there is a statue of Prince Albert, the consort of British Queen Victoria. Every Wednesday and Saturday there is the weekly market with fresh regional food. Let yourself be enchanted by the wonderful Christmas market at Christmas time.

Coburg is also known for its annual rhythmic samba festival and open-air concerts. The Coburg State Theater shines with a portfolio of plays, operas and operettas.

Cyclists and hikers will find very well signposted cycling and hiking trails in the Coburg region. Enjoy the beautiful views on your excursions.

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