Welcome to Coburg
If marriage is diplomacy by another means, Coburg’s rulers were masters of the art. Over four centuries, the princes and princesses of Saxe-Coburg wed themselves into the dynasties of several European states, most prominently, Great Britain. In 1857, Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha took his vows with first cousin Queen Victoria, founding the present British royal family. The British royals quietly adopted the less-German name of Windsor during WWI.
With its Victoria connections and cosy, small-town atmosphere, Coburg makes for an enjoyable escape from Nuremberg and other big cities. Also, if you've developed a taste for Franconian sausages, Coburg has one of the best.