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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

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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Must See if You're In Coburg. Beautiful Castle and Beautiful View.

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... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Grand Bend, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Got the small train to the top as it was 32 degrees, but had a leisurely walk back down through the park. Worth going for the view alone, but we went on a tour of the castle. If you are interested in weaponry then this has one of the best collections we have viewed. My husband was in his element... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

You have to walk for about half an hour through a park to reach this fortress above Coburg, but it is worth the effort. It is very large, and there are some excellent photo opportunities. If you pay the entrance fee of 6 Euros you can probably see more of the internal rooms, but I just walked around outside. There... More 

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