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Veste Coburg

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Address: Veste Coburg 1, 96450, Coburg, Bavaria, Germany
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+49 9561 8790
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The “Fränkische Krone” (Franconian Crown) is one of the largest medieval...

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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Coburg is a historical treasure in the middle of nowhere.

The history is so enriching! A definite MUST! Coburg has so many stories that I recommend the walking city tour. It is €6 and you learn a lot. Also great for teens.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The history is so enriching! A definite MUST! Coburg has so many stories that I recommend the walking city tour. It is €6 and you learn a lot. Also great for teens.

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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Beautifully set on top of the hill. There is a bus but if you can approach from the castle grounds should do and it will give you a real sense of why no one ever successfully attacked it. The exhibition and round tour of the apartments is interesting and the right length. The art section is particularly impressive. In good... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

This is an inexpensive and very nice way to spend a day. The Romanesque/Gothic castle sits atop of a hill in Coburg which lends itself to some lovely views. Construction (fortification) began in the 10th century. It's one of the largest castles in Germany; the architecture, paintings and exhibits are gorgeous. Don't miss the Prince's Wing with the intricately carved... More 

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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We were there on 2nd. Jan. Where everything was closed on Mon. Luckily we don't need to buy entrance ticket for the snow sight. Everywhere in white, that's what we missed in Xmas!

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Thank Rebecca L
Grand Bend, Canada
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Coburg is another charming Bavarian town located between the Upper Main Valley and Thuringian Forest.. Looming 167 m above this small city is the magnificent Veste Coburg Fortress, nicknamed the "Crown of Franconia." The castle combines elements of Late Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, as well as Historicist and Romantic .Collections include rare paintings, sculptures, a coin cabinet and original manuscripts. Combine... More 

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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Overlooking the city of Coburg. Recommend using Audio guide otherwise lot of information is missed. The layout is sometimes muddled. Given the frequency Queen Victoria visited there hardly any mention. Extensive range of portraits, military weapons & armoury.

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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Stumbled upon this place on a morning walk. The ancient walls, stunning views, fragrant lavender patch, and rich history made for a truly memorable visit.

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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely old castle full of history and charm. It's a huge walk up the hill through lovely gardens but is you like you can catch the little train that goes every 1/2 hour for about 4.30 Euro return. We missed it so we walked up ! The Castel has lots of olden day relics and well worth the visit especially... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

I visited Coburg Veste mostly for the military and weapons collections. I was astounded by the glass, wood carvings, art, just everything. It is a fascinating fortress filled with a wide range of collections. There is something here for virtually everyone. Allow lots of time because if you are trying to see everything, it can take all day.

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Reviewed 29 August 2016

I've seen some castles, but they are not like this one. Car parking is limited, so get in early to get close or you will need to park down the hill near the airport entrance road nod walk up, probably a good thing actually as there is a path just parallel to the road with great views to the city... More 

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