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With Sunday trading and no shops open we took the opportunity to visit the castle, due to the... read more

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Coburg Fortress

The fortress at Coburg is situated in northeastern Bavaria in the Upper Franconian Region. It is... read more

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Norm A
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The “Fränkische Krone” (Franconian Crown) is one of the largest medieval castle buildings in Germany. Martin Luther lived within its walls in 1530. Today, internationally significant art collections are housed there.
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Veste Coburg 1, 96450, Coburg, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed yesterday

With Sunday trading and no shops open we took the opportunity to visit the castle, due to the English Royal Family connection. We eat at the restaurant just outside, which was OK not brilliant. The staff in the reception area were helpful to us ‘...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Service was rubbish and staff disinterested this restaurant seems very overrated because it is up on the hill in the castle.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The fortress at Coburg is situated in northeastern Bavaria in the Upper Franconian Region. It is the ancestral home of the Saxe-Coburg and Gotha family. It is a medieval castle with everything one would expect of a castle, towers, parapets, displays of armor and numerous...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

The birthplace of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's consort, is a gem with beautiful woodwork, panels with hunting scenes, wooden sculpture, amazing grounds.

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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Very impressive castle up in a hill. Huge place but not terribly well organised for tourists. But at 8 Euro entry you can forgive. Prince Albert ( As in Queen Victoria) is one of its most famous occupants, very surprised that there was virtually no...More

Thank Colin H
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

The Veste is always a great place to visit when coming to Coburg. I like the fact that you can walk around by yourself, rest in the shade and if you choose, you can pay for some extra exhibits, like the Martin Luther Room, the...More

1  Thank C6719ZKchristianb
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Really worth the visit. Walk up the hill through the park. There is a great little restaurant open until 1800 each day. Serves food and drink sitting in the ramparts of the castle. The castle is well organised with lots to see. The views are...More

1  Thank 1982ARW
Reviewed 2 July 2018

We stayed in town and took the 30 minute walk through the Hofgarten uphill to the fortress. It was a beautiful walk (if a little strenuous). The fortress is amazingly well-preserved. It also offers a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside. You can easily spend...More

1  Thank PeccatorImpius
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Second time we've been there and it is an amazing place. I think it is one of the largest fortress complexes in Germany. The collection of armor and weapons are worth seeing, also the implements they used for torture, the carriages, there are impressive works...More

Thank Ana Maria W
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Good views. Luther formed many of his protestant view whilst here. In the 19th century, the princes of Coburg married into all the royal families - Sweden, Russia, UK, Bulgaria, became the Kings of Belgium (there were probably more) - and this, their fortress-home, was...More

Thank Geoff A
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