Pfarrkirche St. Augustin, Coburg

#6 of 7 in Historic Sites in Coburg
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
St. Augustine's Church (St. Augustin) is a parish church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bamberg located in the Bavarian town of Coburg, Germany. It was built between 1856 and 1860. Originally designed in the Gothic Revival style, the church was remodelled in 1960 due to a liturgical reform. There is a crypt under the church that contains the remains of fifteen members of the Koháry branch of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, a Roman Catholic branch of the originally Protestant ducal house.
After the Reformation, Catholic worship was curtailed in Coburg and the last service was held in 1582, at the. It took almost three hundred years for a new Catholic parish to be reestablished in the town.
In 1851, a committee headed by Prince August of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha set out to plan the construction of a Roman Catholic church. His son, Prince Ludwig August, paid for the construction of a burial vault underneath the church. The vault was completed in 1858. The church was opened on 28 August 1860 (Augustine of Hippo's feast day) by the Archbishop of Bamberg Michael Deinlein.
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  • We set up an hour long private English tour first this in the morning. We saw the church, the chapel, and the crypt, which has Albert's nephew and the other Catholic Coburgs. The nephew's son was the....  more »
  • A beautiful piece of history in Coburg
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