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Veste Coburg

Veste Coburg 1, 96450 Coburg, Bavaria, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 20 attractions in Coburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
Owner description: The “Fränkische Krone” (Franconian Crown) is one of the largest medieval castle buildings in Germany. Martin Luther lived within its walls in 1530.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Warsaw, Poland
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83 reviews 83 reviews
41 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Veste Coburg is a place with a great history, which you can really experience. Many rooms are available to visitors and hold a huge collection of items used by the nobles across the centuries. The best part is, you can learn the history of the items and their owners from a very good audio guide, you just need to carefully... More

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Sydney, Australia
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253 reviews 253 reviews
184 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

There is so much to see in this Castle, and so many different nooks and rooms. Just when you think you've finished one section of the Castle, you find another stairwell leading up or down and you investigate further. There are rooms dedicated to different items eg. armoury, carriages, coins etc. Unfortunately it rained when we visited, and we didn't... More

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80 reviews 80 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Everyone who comes to Coburg should visit the Veste at least once, but be prepared for a walk up a steep hill. You can walk through the park from town, drive, take the bus or in summer there is a "bimmelbahn", a little noddy train from town but even from the pay and display car park or bus stop there... More

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North America
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Visited location with a German friend and an American girlfriend. He explained the history in very good details. We walked the ground listening every details. Nice place.

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Schweinfurt, Germany
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This place is just amazing, just walking through this castle touching the grounds in which many people have walked was truly amazing. If you are ever in the Coburg area this is a must see.

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Munich, Germany
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The fortress is visible from far away (we got nice shots of it from Callenberg Castle) as it stands high over the city. You can walk up from the city through the gardens, but if you're lazy, you can take the "little green train" (in front of the Tourist Office) to go up and down. But beware if you take... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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152 reviews 152 reviews
43 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We visited Veste Coburg for our interests in Martin Luther. We were not disappointed. This well preserved is one of the largest surviving medieval fortresses in Germany. Excellent English audio self-guided tour (1.50 euro) offers two types. One for general tour with historical explanations of the important rooms and contents (20 stations) which might take about one hour, and one... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I'd never heard of it before, but this castle was really fascinating to visit. Links to Martin Luther, who briefly sought sanctuary here...wonderful displays, including one of ancient sleighs, bearing fantastically carved figureheads, like ships...the hunter's room, decorated with scenes done in marquetry...And afterwards a delightful café outside for cake and coffee!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Very well preserved and presented medieval fortress, with lots of interesting historical items. Very good audio guides in English. Overall presentation much better than the state run museums. The walk through the park is very nice also. Views from the top are impressive.

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Zionsville, Indiana
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Walk thru the hofgarten on the paved trails all the way up to the castle and you shall not be disappointed with not only the views but the fabulous castle.

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