Schloss Callenberg

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Schloss Callenberg
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Neo-Gothic construction, first mentioned in 1122, from 1862 to today it has been owned by the ducal family of Saxony-Coburg and Gotha. The “Ducal Art Collection” is housed there with noble home decor, Roentgen furniture, palace chapel and rose garden. The German Rifle Museum is housed in the west wing.
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Germany852 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
We took a taxi from Coburg train station to Callenberg Castle. The trip took around five minutes and cost 12,50 euros.
The castle lies on a (steep) hill, in an English landscape garden with a lot of deer (even ibex if I am not mistaken!). From the entrance to the museum you have a lovely view of Lake Goldberg and of the city of Coburg.
We went to Callenberg to see the portraits of Queen Victoria‘s nine children and other memorabilia of hers and her husband Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. The exhibition lasts until 22/9/2019 and is worth the while. It is on the top floor. I learned a lot about the dynasty and its links in Europe in the 19th c. Queen Victoria visited Coburg several times, and that is all well documented. But you are also being informed about the Royals of Belgium and Sweden, for example. Here I missed more, and more detailed information about descendants of the Dynasty in other countries, and above all printed information (brochures, summaries).
On our way upstairs we came to the chapel. It is Protestant and sober. I still wonder who might have mutilated the sculptures behind the altar! On the gallery you can look at a painting of „Suffer the children come to me“. From up there you can also study the architecture of the chapel. From the lovely rosary you can see some other parts of the neo-Gothic building which you cannot See from the entrance.
On the first few floors you can look at some prettily furnished rooms behind glass doors (they are shut, I do not know if the guided tours take visitors into them). There is also an exhibition of valuable clocks. We did not visit Deutsches Schützenmuseum.
All the castle Is very clean.
At the entrance there is a museum shop where you can buy postcards, souvenirs and books about the House of Coburg in German and English. They also offer a lot of free leaflets with information about other museums in Coburg. The lady who sold the tickets was extremely friendly and helpful and gave us some useful advice.
A toilet is available. The next cafe is in the village nearby.
Written August 16, 2019
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victoria r
169 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
The ladies at reception were very nice. I told them I wanted to take the tour (given on German) because there were a few rooms that I wouldn’t get to see if I did the whole exhibit solo. The ladies said that it would be better for me if I instead let them take me upstairs straight away and be shown the rooms. I was so grateful because these are the rooms that actually hold the most furnishings, and I would’ve been sad to have missed them.
Parking is free, and it’s a short (paved walkway) up to the castle. I’d say it’s doable with a stroller.
I was also relieved that there were a lot of places to sit throughout the museum (I’d recently strained my back, so sitting down allowed me to enjoy the castle more).
Overall, a very pleasant visit.
Written February 17, 2019
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RayInHH
Hamburg, Germany37 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Impressive castle with a Sachsen-Coburg history . Great views. Take a leisurely tour in your own time.
Written May 5, 2018
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swits k
Ivry-sur-Seine, France115 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
What a lovely Palace..with a view of palace Veste on another side..A walking distance from the car Park with a Short cut( Fußgänger )some meters from the new house being built opposite the parkplatz,but in Sommer one can walk on the road(small hill) upto the Palace itself.Entry is only 5euro ...one thing l liked is you can walk alone the whole Palace but before you go in , you must or will be told to put your bag in the safebox...which l found cool!Some rooms are not open to the public apart from holidays and for groups or when they offer guided Tours but you can look through the glass doors..They offer like the small chapel for weddings, there is a kitchen for party and etc..Its also located some walking distance from a small lake, whereby um sommer or couples can park and enjoy themselves...enjoy!
Written April 17, 2016
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WasOnce
Bucks County, PA454 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
Lovely self-tour of this palace and gardens, the residence of the current Duke and his family. The view of the surrounding countryside is most impressive. Most of the rooms are not furnished, but rather, present beautiful objects in a museum-like setting. The collection of family portraits gives faces to the many members of the family who were integrated through marriage into the royal houses of Europe.
Written October 2, 2015
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jgates4
Chattanooga, TN2 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
We had our wedding here.. Really great people, beautiful area and castle. I would highly recommend this place. Nice walking trails too
Written September 11, 2015
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Kathy K
Farmington Hills, MI68 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
You get to wander the halls and the gardens by yourself. You can feel what it would have been like to live in such a wonderful place. Plus they have some wonderful artwork and clocks on display. It is a great place to learn the history of Coburg.
Written September 1, 2015
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Evelyn S
Dublin, Ireland190 contributions
Jul 2015 • Friends
I really loved the Castle. The walk up was steep but I got to see Deer in the meadow.
The Shooting Museum was an amazing experience. There were trophies going back years. Olympic torches and Medals too. The memorabilia was well worth it. I got to hold a 1996 Olymic Gold Medal. We tried using the Archery "machine" there too. Great fun was had. The Castle itself was so beautiful. We were the only visitors there that afternoon. There were Antlers dating back to 1650 on the walls. Amazing day!! Pity there's no coffee shop
Written July 26, 2015
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Danielle L
Munich, Germany209 contributions
Aug 2013 • Couples
The castle has been the summer residence of the Saxe-Coburg-Gotha ducal house until 1945, less than 75 years ago, so you don't feel you are walking through a museum-type castle, but feel like the owners will come back any minute. In some rooms, you almost expect to smell the cigar that was smoked there only last night! There were unfortunately no tour offered when we visited it (only on Sundays and public holidays), so our exploration left us a bit unsatisfied. There is no printed material to guide you through the castle (and no castle plan) and feed your need to learn and understand. So, unfortunately, you just walk around and snoop, without any real purpose.
Although privately owned, the castle visit is included in the CoBook, which costs only 15 euros and includes many Coburg and surroundings attractions. Available at the tourist office. Well worth buying if you are in Coburg for a few days (we visited all we wanted in the CoBook within 2 days and saved a lot).
Written August 30, 2013
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Sarastip
Okeechobee, FL24 contributions
Jun 2013
I highly recommend visiting this castle. It has a beautiful garden that looks out onto a field with deer. It takes an hour or more to see everything in the castle. Some rooms you can't enter but the doors are class so you can see inside. There is a parking lot and it takes about 10 minutes to walk up to it.
Written June 30, 2013
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