Places to See and Things to Do in Coburg and Vicinity
What you should not miss during your visit in Coburg – the best venues, sights and attractions in Coburg and vicinity.
Castles & Culture
High above Coburg stands the proud and widely visible Veste Coburg (Coburg Fortress). Because of its beauty, it is also called the “Franconian Crown”. The medieval structure is one of the largest and best preserved castles in Germany. The beginnings of today’s castle dates back to the Staufer period in the early 13th century. At the beginning of the 16th century, the Saxon electors used the castle for frequent stays. Visit the magnificent marquetry hunting room, the wood-paneled splendor pageantry room and the ballroom.
With the tour of Ehrenburg in downtown Coburg, you will experience a fascinating walk through the history of the European aristocracy. The castle served from 1547 as the town residence of the Dukes of Coburg. Take a journey of discovery to the excellently preserved traces of dukes and duchesses, kings and queens!
At the Callenberg Castle, you can learn first hand how the Dukes lived in the 19th century. It is privately owned by Prince Andreas of Saxon-Coburg and Gotha. The former summer residence of one of the most important monuments of the Coburg region. The architecture of the castle, the interior design and the beautiful courtyard and palace gardens are an experience worth seeing.
Since 1990, the beautifully restored Rosenau Castle is open to the public as a museum again. Thanks to the English Queen Victoria, who had decorated most rooms in watercolors, the restoration was able to be made based on this artwork. Pictures of these rooms still hang today in the Windsor Castle. Within a one-hour guided tour, all the rooms of the two lower floors and the original furniture can be visited from the Biedermeier period. The Russian Orthodox chapel has been converted back into the original library. In the Marble Hall, regular summer concerts are held. The British Queen Victoria, who was married to the Coburg Prince Albert, once said regarding the Rosenau Castle, “If I were not the person I am, I would have my real home here.”
European Museum Of Modern Glass
Since 2008, the European Museum of Modern Glass is located in a new building opposite the orangery of Rosenau Castle in Rödental thanks to the Coburg entrepreneur and patron Otto Waldrich. The elongated building has an exhibition area of 1,260 m².
In the permanent exhibition on the ground floor of the establishment, studio glass from the 1960’s to present day is shown. Apart from artistically designed utility glass and objects, sculptures and installations from glass can be viewed.
Coburg State Theater
This imposing neo-classical building is as grand on the inside as it suggests from the outside: A stunning auditorium and a beautiful hall of mirrors awaits you. Every preference of theatrical entertainment is met at the Coburg State Theater, whether it be ballet, comedy, fairy tales, musicals, opera, operetta or a play. Performance dates can be found in our event calendar.
Mintmaster’s House (Münzmeisterhaus)
Worth seeing is the Mintmaster’s House. Originating around 1350, the Mintmaster’s House is one of the oldest half-timbered houses in Germany. The family name is Münzmeister and literally means mintmaster.
Natural history museum
The Natural History Museum in Coburg is too large to see everything in one day. We recommend to visit specific exhibitions. The origin of the museum lies in the collecting activities of the Coburg dukes since the 18th century. Since 1914, it is housed in a building specially constructed for this museum in the courtyard garden. Following expansion in 1996, the Natural History Museum presents a newly designed exhibition containing information and samples of minerals, fossils, native animals and plants, primitive man, ethnology and more.
German Toy Industry Museum
The Children’s Museum at the German Toy Industry Museum shows the playful development of the toy industry. Fairy tales like Sleeping Beauty and Snow White and Wilhelm Busch’s story “Max and Moritz” will delight children of all ages.
Sesslach is a beautiful, romantic little town. The old town is still almost completely surrounded by the late medieval city wall. View many half-timbered houses and a number of historic office buildings. You will also find wonderful inns serving traditional Franconian cuisine.
Activity & Sport
Cycling In Bad Rodach
Cycling and touring for the whole family. The Rodachtal offers an extensive network of bicycle paths, embedded in the gentle rolling hills. Again and again, the fascinating view from the small hills overlooking the Veste Coburg, Thuringian Forest, the Gleichbergen or the Rhon mountains. On the Werra-Obermain bike trail of 60 km, you can cycle through the entire Rodachtal. Cycling maps are available at our hotel so that nothing stands in your way on your expeditions in Bad Rodach!
Golf Club Coburg
Relax with a round of golf at a very scenic place. Guests are welcome. The Golf Club offers demanding but fair challenges to a multi-faceted golf game. The 18-hole championship 72 par course is challenging but not exhausting. At different locations, you can admire the beautiful views of the Veste Coburg and Tambach Castle. The club has a golf school and offers lessons for members and non-members.
Exciting hiking tours surround the Coburg region. The Coburg region and unique culture to discover. Well-marked trails lead through valleys, over rolling hills and offer hikers a variety of picturesque lakes and many sightseeing attractions.
Tambach Wildlife Park
The Tambach Wildlife Park is an animal park and is connected to the Tambach Castle. Wildlife species live in an outdoor enclosure encompassing 50 hectares of land. Visitors can freely watch them via walk-in enclosures. A special highlight of the wildlife park are the flight demonstrations of impressive birds of prey, such as hawks and eagles. Relax in the beer garden while your children play in the large playground area.
Hotel Goldene Traube Coburg
Am Viktoriabrunnen 2
96450 Coburg, Deutschland