|Veste Coburg www.coburg.de|
The Veste Coburg
Today we're riding on a regional train from Nürnberg. The journey takes an hour and a half and costs 20€. We're feeling quite fit, the weather is perfect, so we take on the half hour walk from the train station in Coburg up to the fortress, The Veste Coburg.
In the 11th Century, the hilltop above Coburg housed a monastery. Over the generations, the buildings underwent exstensive expansion the walls were fortified. Today the fortress houses an impressive collection of historical artifacts, paintings and sculptures.
The collection of historical weapons and armor dates from the 16th and 17th Century and is the largest collection of its kind in Germany.
|Exhibits from the armoury|
The huge collection of historical hunting weapons dates from the 16th Century to the present and includes weapons from all across the European continent.
|Exhibits of hunting weapons|
|Carriages and sleighs|
|Intarsia hunting room|
Here's the link to the city's website: www.coburg.de
Riding the train in Germany is great: Deutsche Bahn