Coburg is an architectural banquet of Baroque beauty and romantic Renaissance, and its astounding aestheticism has meant it has been the setting for many aristocratic dramas. The city’s iconic landmark is perched atop a hilltop, providing a dramatic backdrop to the many exquisite examples of imperial architecture that reside within Coberg; however, the city also has a rich culture to support these alluring appearances and enjoys countless classical and modern musical performances in its grand Palace Theatre.
Although it is difficult to select a superior landmark from Coburg’s stunning selection, the Veste-Coburg Fortress has to be the most iconic. Upon its hilltop perch, the former royal residence reigns supreme over the city and displays its talismanic turrets and buttery sandstone walls for everyone to enjoy. The fortress is still home to a collection of significant art pieces that depict the city’s intriguing history.
The Hofgarten is Coburg’s alternative amazing activity and a wander through the visionary and verdant expanse of this incredible park will satisfy even insatiable cultural cravings; during the 40 minute hike to the Veste, wanderers will discover ornate fountains, magnificent statues, historical houses and a richly decorated museum.
Enjoy the antique charm and visual delights of Altstadt, Coburg’s atmospheric Old Town. Here, the city’s rich culture and tradition comes to life through the half-timbered houses, memorial plaques and picturesque squares. The Marktplatz creates a convivial atmosphere that leads one to imagine a lively and cheerful past that re-establishes itself in the present.
For a dynamic dining experience involving one of the world’s favourite vegetables, visit the Kartoffel, a casual and convivial eatery dedicated to serving potatoes. Heart dishes are inspired by traditional German cuisine, and all feature creative concoctions of the humble potato; sample fried potato pancakes or the Thuringian potato dumplings for a truly traditional taste.(Restaurant Kartoffel, Hahnweg 75)