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.

No tickets have to be pre-ordered!

Admission fees art collections and historic rooms

Adults9,00 Euro

Pensioners7,00 Euro
Children and young adults under 18 years, pupils (also in the class federation), students, apprentice2,00 Euro
Children until 6 yearsfree
Teachers or educators in company or in preparation for visitsfree
Reduced fee
(Persons with handicap)
5,00 Euro
Groups of 20 persons or more7,00 Euro
(Two adults with children up to 18 years of age)
18,00 Euro
Combi Card Veste Coburg Art Collections, Schloss Ehrenburg, Natural History Museum, Schloss Rosenau, Glass Museum
Valid for 1 year from date of purchase
15,00 Euro
Annual pass27,00 Euro

Opening hours

Until March 31, 2022:
Tuesday to Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (closed on Tuesday, March 1st)

April 1, 2022 to November 6, 2022:
daily 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


The courtyards will be closed from April to October at 6.30 p.m. and from November to March at 5.30 p.m.

Free WiFi (BayernWLAN) in the courtyards, in the cafeteria and in the “Fürstenbau”.

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.