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Coburg Fortress

Fortress · Coburg.Rennsteig · 440 m · open
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  • / Lutherdenkmal - Veste Coburg
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  • / Bulgarenturm - Veste Coburg
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  • / Lutherzimmer - Veste Coburg
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When the Saxon prince elector travelled to the Diet of Augsburg with a delegation, Martin Luther had to remain in Coburg for his own protection. He stayed at Coburg Fortress – one of the largest and best-kept castle complexes in Germany – for almost six months. Here Luther wrote numerous, world-famous texts, worked on the translation of the Old Testament, wrote the ‘Coburg Psalms’ as well as an interpretation of the 117th and 118th psalms. His letters to his wife and children as well as to his friend Melanchthon are extremely famous. Today the Luther Chapel and the two ‘Luther chambers’ with their valuable pictures and the famous ‘Hedwig beaker’ remind us of the Reformer’s stay at Coburg Fortress. An audio-visual guide in both German and English at the fortress shows the most important places in Martin Luther’s life and in Coburg.

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open today
Summertime

2016

19 March – 6 November 2016
Daily from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

2017

1 April until approx. 30 April 2017
Daily from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

From approx. 1 May until 5 November 2017
Daily from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Open Easter Day and Whit Monday

 

Wintertime

2016

10 November 2015 until 18 March 2016
Tuesday – Sunday: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (closed Mondays)

2016/2017

8 November 2016 until 31 March 2017 and from 7 November 2017
Tuesday – Sunday: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (closed Mondays)

Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and Shrove Tuesday

Price:

Erwachsene: 6,- €

Kinder und Jugendliche bis 18 Jahre, Schüler (auch im Klassenverband) und Studenten: 1,- €

Kinder bis 6 Jahre: frei

Ermäßigter Eintritt
(Personen mit Behinderungen und Geringverdiener mit den entsprechenden Ausweisen): 3,- €

Gruppen (ab 20 Personen) pro Person: 5,- €

Familien
(Eltern mit ihren Kindern unter 18 Jahre): 12,- €

Lehrer/innen sowie Erzieher/innen sowohl in Begleitung als auch in Vorbereitung von Besuchen: frei

Kombikarte Veste Coburg, Schloss Ehrenburg, Schloss Rosenau, Glasmuseum: 12,- €

Jahreskarte (gültig für den Besuch der Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg): 18,- €

Jahreskarte (gültig für den Besuch der Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg und dem Europäischen Museum für Modernes Glas Rödental): 21,- €

Kombikarte Europäisches Museum für Modernes Glas Rödental und Schloss Rosenau: 6,- €

Audioguide (deutsch/englisch):

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Paul Hentschel
Update: June 22, 2017

Public transport

The number 5 bus goes from Theaterplatz to the fortress. Timetable

Getting there

Coming from the A73, take exit 9 (Rödental) towards Coburg town centre (Zentrum) via Neustadter Straße. After approx. 2.1 km, turn left onto Rosenauer Straße. In the town centre, turn left onto Oberer Bürglaß and then left again at Kyrill-Palais onto Festungsstraße, then follow the signposts. Route

Parking

Parking is available at the fortress. Link

Coordinates

DD
50.263756, 10.981122
DMS
50°15'49.5"N 10°58'52.0"E
UTM
32U 641197 5569834
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Coburg Fortress

Veste Coburg 1
96450 Coburg
Phone +4995618790 Fax +49956187966

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