Top things to do in Coburg

Top Choice Castle in Coburg

Schloss Ehrenburg

The erstwhile residence of the Coburg dukes, Ehrenburg is a must for fans of the British monarchy – it was here that Prince Albert spent his childhood and Queen Victoria made several long visits. She stayed in a roo…
Top Choice Fortress in Coburg

Veste Coburg

Towering above Coburg's centre is a story-book medieval fortress, the Veste Coburg. With its triple ring of fortified walls, it’s one of the most impressive fortresses in Germany, though it attracts few foreign visi…
Dance in Coburg

Samba Festival

Believe it or not, Coburg hosts Europe's largest Samba Festival every year in mid-July, an incongruous venue if ever there was one. This orgy of song and dance attracts almost 100 bands and up to 200,000 scantily cl…
Museum in Coburg

Coburger Puppenmuseum

Filling a huge townhouse, this delightfully old-fashioned museum boasts a huge nostalgia-inducing collection. The downstairs section is like a museum of German childhood with lots of different toys from the late 19t…
Square in Coburg

Marktplatz

Coburg’s epicentre is the magnificent Markt, a beautifully renovated square radiating a colourful, aristocratic charm. The fabulous Renaissance facades and ornate oriels of the Stadthaus (townhouse) and the Rathaus …
Vegetarian in Coburg

Tie

A five-minute walk east of the Marktplatz, this vegetarian restaurant plates up imaginative food crafted from fresh organic ingredients. Dishes range from vegetarian classics to Asian inspirations, with the odd fish…
Cafe in Coburg

Café Prinz Albert

This long-established cafe on Albertsplatz is a good snack stop midsightseeing. The breakfast menu has a historical theme – the 'Martin Luther' (€3.20) is a sober, modest affair compared to the more lavish 'Prinz Al…