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Veste Coburg

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Address: Veste Coburg 1, 96450, Coburg, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 0 95 61 / 8 79-0
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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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Worth the walk

If you don't use he little road train it's a long walk uphill, but the views, the buildings and the history are well worth it. There are two cafes, one by the museum shop (indoor... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you don't use he little road train it's a long walk uphill, but the views, the buildings and the history are well worth it. There are two cafes, one by the museum shop (indoor) and one when you reach the entrance. The shop has some good souvenirs.

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Ratingen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were originally going to get just a glimpse of the fortress for the camera, but then decided to hike all the way up from the town. Well worth the walk! This is a major fortress, beautifully preserved, with super views over Coburg & the surrounding landscape.

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Sosua, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Each time we visit Coburg we go up to the wonderful castle, what a view from there. After a long walk we always have coffee and ice cream in the restaurant on-site.

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Englewood, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Very interesting castle. Historical with paintings, art work, weapons, armour and much more. Also saw dungeons and nice gardens.

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Amersham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Worth a climb through the lovely parkland to the top of the hill ( ok you can drive, thats cheating), a visit to the castle is free, and you can see all round the outside of the castle with lovely views in all directions, But if you are into armaments from the middle ages, the inside is an aladdin's cave... More 

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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Go there on foot from the city center and experience the nice Hofgarten park and let the view stun you as the castle towers above you. After reaching there, you then have earned a snack or drink in the restaurant there. Dont miss the exhibition tour in the castle, you can wlak on your own, use audio guides or join... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I was traveling with coworkers and customers through Germany. On our first sightseeing trip we stopped at Veste Coburg. What a great historical spot with so much to see. The care that has gone into the upkeep of the facility is obvious. Our tour guide's passion for the castle was clear and made the tour very enjoyable. The significance and... More 

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Iasi, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

The castle itself is an amazing piece of architecture and history, not to mention the view around. And then there is the museum inside. The exhibits are verry well preserved, numerous, and relevant. I was amazed.

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

The Veste Coburg was home to the Saxe-Coburg-Gotha until quite recently. It's also from where certain members of our royal family came…The audio guide is good. You can have a basic or advanced version, depending on your available time/patience/interest and there's also a special one for children, but that's just available in German.

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Englewood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

(May 2005) One of the most amazing aspects is the marquetry/inlaid wood room. When we first entered, we thought it was an attractively PAINTED room. My God, the intricacy and detail of the inlays was breathtaking and incredible ! Terrific castle and battlements !

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