Royal. Seductive. Design.
Samba festival – bicycle tour – magnificent castles: This is a typical combination for Coburg, where visitors are treated to a wide variety of activities. In fact, there is so much happening here, anybody will be happy. The surrounding countryside invites you to a leisurely bicycle tour. There are castles and fortresses to tour. All this is juxtaposed to the drumbeat of festivals in the inner city, another Coburg tradition.
Every year on the second weekend in July, Coburg hosts the world‘s largest Samba festival outside Brazil. 250,000 visitors and 100 samba bands transform the inner city into a colorful, dazzling and rhythmical volcano of human energy and joie de vivre.
Visitors to Coburg are also drawn to attractions, such as the four castles, for example. In the 19th century, the members of the Coburg royal family were considered to be the crème de la crème of nobility. Their history and stories come to life in the superbly preserved buildings. Be it fortress or honorary castle, be it Castle Callenberg or Castle Rosenau: You will get in touch with the world of nobility here. The cultural program is rounded out by precious art collections and the provincial theater.
But don‘t forget the lovely countryside in Coburg.Rennsteig! Cyclists can enjoy a well marked system of bicycle trails. You can ride for miles on flat terrain through the “Itzgrund”. Or, if you want to be more ambitious, you can tackle the many gentle and not so gentle hills in the area.
- Coburg‘s four Margravial Castles
- Samba Festival
- Coburg Christmas Market
- Design Days
- Tip for Insiders: Bicycling
Trade fairs and exhibits
Coburg Design Days
May 23rd, 2017 - May 28th, 2017Design ideas, installations, product development, presentations and discussions; all of this is in the 6 day ongoing program of Design Days that takes place annually in May in the Hofbrauhaus.
International Samba Festival
July 14th, 2017 - July 16th, 2017Since 1992, Coburg has been Europe's samba capital city. Always on the second weekend in July, time-honored Coburg transforms itself into the secret capital city of samba and thousands of drummers, dancers, singers and musicians put the "Franconian Crown" into a genuine rhythmic craze. It starts on Friday around 7.00pm at Marktplatz and at Schlossplatz. After 11.00pm, the ...
July 20th, 2017 - July 24th, 2017Schlossplatz Festival – the largest gourmet party in northern Bavaria Under the motto, in vain and outside, the organizers of the Coburg Schlossplatz Festival invite you to the biggest gourmet party in northern Bavaria at the Coburg Schlossplatz. Lasting for five days you'll have the opportunity to be spoiled with culinary treats, surrounded by live music and shows. The ...
Fairs and town festivals
Coburg Bird Shooting
July 28th, 2017 - August 6th, 2017No other festival has such a long tradition and yet appears to as lively year by year as the Coburg Schutzenfest, called "Bird Shooting". The richly traditional Coburg bird shooting always begins on the Friday of the last weekend in July.
Christmas markets and -events
Coburg Christmas Market
December 1st, 2017 - December 23rd, 2017Christmas in Coburg is a truly wonderful experience. One reason for this is the Christmas market where you get to watch real artists and craftsmen create amazing things. The Coburg Christmas Market is a snug fit in the streets between the historical town hall and the old, ducal chancellery. There are numerous stands selling traditional Christmas items, most of them made ...