Welcome at Veste Coburg

The Veste Coburg, also known as the “Franconian Crown” dominates the surrounding countryside with its mighty walls and towers. The mediaeval fortress enjoyed its heyday in the early sixteenth century as the palace of the Electors of Saxony.

Martin Luther stayed within its walls in 1530.

The castle as we see it today is the result of alterations inspired by the Gothic revival. The Intarsia Hunting Room dating from 1632, a sumptuous, fully wood-panelled room, is unique.

The living apartments of the last duke were created in the early twentieth century in the “Fürstenbau”, or Ducal Palace.

The castle also houses an important Department of Prints and Drawings, a collection of valuable Venetian glasses, historical hunting weapons and an armoury.

Other gems in the collection include the two oldest carriages in the world and Baroque sleighs. Works by German Renaissance artists, including paintings by Cranach, Dürer and Grünewald, are further precious items.

Another branch of the museum, the European Museum of Modern Glass in Park Rosenau at Rödental near Coburg, houses the collection of studio and modern glass which is part of the Veste Coburg collections and the most comprehensive collection of its kind in Europe. It also includes an exhibition of contemporary ceramics.

Admission fees art collections and historic rooms

Adults8,00 Euro

Pensioners6,00 Euro
Children and young adults under 18 years, pupils (also in the class federation), students2,00 Euro
Children until 6 yearsfree
Teachers or educators in company or in preparation for visitsfree
Reduced fee
(Persons with handicap)
4,00 Euro
Groups of 20 persons or more6,00 Euro
(Two adults with children up to 18 years of age)
16,00 Euro
Combi Card Veste Coburg Art Collections, Schloss Ehrenburg, Schloss Rosenau, Glass Museum13,00 Euro
Annual pass24,00 Euro

Opening hours

March 30 – November 3, 2019
daily 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Easter Monday and Wit Monday opened

All tickets for the Veste Coburg Art Collections are valid within 4 weeks for the visit of the European Museum of Modern Glass Rödental.

During special exhibitions the admission fees may be subject to change.

Please note:

The museum at Coburg Castle is not run by the Bavarian Palace Administration and can therefore not be visited with the annual season tickets and 14-day tickets