Franconia and the German Danube Sights



Schloss Callenberg

Schloss Callenberg Review

Perched on a hill 5 km (3 mi) west of Coburg is Schloss Callenberg, until 1231 the main castle of the Knights of Callenberg. In the 16th century it was taken over by the Coburgs. From 1842 on it served as the summer residence of the hereditary Coburg prince and later Duke Ernst II. It holds a number of important collections, including that of the Windsor gallery; arts and crafts from Holland, Germany, and Italy from the Renaissance to the 19th century; precious baroque, Empire, and Biedermeier furniture; table and standing clocks from three centuries; a selection of weapons; and various handicrafts. The best way to reach the castle is by car via Baiersdorf. City Bus 5 from Coburg's Marktplatz stops at the castle only on Sunday; on other days you need to get off at the Beirsdorf stop and walk 25 minutes.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Callenberger Straße 1, Coburg, 96450
  • Phone: 09561/55150
  • Cost: €5
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 11–5
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  • Location: Coburg
Updated: 11-13-2013

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