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Where is Coburg?

Coburg is a German town in the Upper Franconian region of Bavaria. It sits between the southern hills of the Thuringian Forest, the Main Valley and the Lange Berge, a small range of the German Central Uplands. Coburg lies on the banks of the river Itz flowing into the river Main. Coburg belongs to the Nürnberg region.

From the 16th/17th century to 1918 Coburg was the capital of the Duchy Saxe-Coburg. The medieval Veste Coburg, towering above the town, is one of the biggest castles in Germany. Today Coburg is famous for its infrastructure such as the regional theatre, the regional library, the hospital and many schools e.g., technical college and four grammar schools.

What’s happening in Coburg? Sights and more

Veste Coburg is not the only sight of the region:
Morizkirche is a Protestant church dedicated to Saint Maurice and is the town's oldest church. Its earliest remaining structures date back to the 14th century, which superseded a church from the 12th century. It is dominated by the 13 m high Renaissance alabaster epitaph for Duke Johann Friedrich II. Our webcam provides a view from Morizkirche to Coburg.

Coburg Old Town is well preserved, and visitors love to stroll through the alleys:

Coburg Old Town, surrounded by the remains of the former town wall, is home to many historic buildings, fountains, monuments, and ensemble structures. Coburg Market Square dating from the 15th century is connected to the Old Town via seven alleys. Coburg Town Hall and Sparkasse Coburg-Lichtenfels can be found on the south side of the square. A monument of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha forms the centre of the square.

Other sights are:

  • Heiligkreuzkirche, Lutheran parish church
  • Münzmeisterhaus, most famous town house, Gothic half-timbered house
  • Coburg,Theatre built in 1840 by Duke Ernst II.
  • Ehrenburg Castle, park, Coburg Library and museum.
  • Natural History Museum with focus on mineralogy, geology, palaeontology, archaeology, ethnology and evolution
  • Falkenegg Castle built in the 19th century.

In good weather relax in one of the many parks and gardens scattered across the town. In bad weather, however, it is worth visiting one of the museums or exhibitions.

What’s the weather like in Coburg?

The summer in Coburg is nice and warm, while the winter is very cold and windy and mostly cloudy. Yearly average temperatures range between -3 °C and 23 °C. The best time to visit Coburg is from June to August. For more information about the current and the future weather situation in Coburg check out our live webcams.