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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, Cultural
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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.

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Wales
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is a great castle and contains a wonderful museum. It was really quiet when we were there and is a great place to browse if, like us, you love art & architecture. The Hunting Room has fabulous marquetry panelling and a superbly carved ceiling. There are many special objects to see eg the c16 millefiore globe, paintings by: Durer,... More

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Bruxelles, Belgique
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96 reviews 96 reviews
28 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Spectacularly on top of the hill. Houses a fine museum where it is not easy to discover what you are looking for. Nice terrace restaurant on the way down with a very German menu;

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Calgary, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Truly amazing castle. From the spectacular structure made of stone and wood, with different sections made during different eras. The castle was used through both world wars and has since been immaculately maintained. The views from the top (the castle is already on top of a big hill) are simply breathtaking. Clearly the owners have great pride in this place... More

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Melbourne
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16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The combination of: • preservation of the castle • a long and interesting history • really excellent displays make this an essential visit if you are in the region. On certain rare nights they offer a dinner experience which is fantastic. Food is served in the manner of bygone days - with large knuckles of meat and plenty of other... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Veste Coburg, and the rest of the town, are easily worth a day trip from Bamberg -- or just as destinations unto themselves. The entire area is beautiful, in places extraordinarily so, and it exhibits a special kind of German appreciation for its ancestors and history. We plan to return.

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Spain
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This fortress is much less well known than for example Neuschwanstein, but it is no doubt much more interesting. It is one of the most important castles in Germany and when you go inside you know why. It has several floors with many rooms full of decoration and objects that tell you about its rich past as residence of some... More

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Leongatha, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

There is a range of interesting collections to see at the Veste Coburg Castle: paintings, sculpture, weapons and armour, glassware and historic rooms. Unusually for this part of Germany, you are allowed to visit at your own pace, rather than on a guided tour. There are English and German descriptions available in each room. The one thing you must not... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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104 reviews 104 reviews
55 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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185 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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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25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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