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Callenberg Castle (Schloss Callenberg) is a castle on a wooded hill in Beiersdorf, an Ortsteil of Coburg, 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from the town centre. It was a hunting lodge and summer residence and has long been the principal residence of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. It is currently owned by Andreas, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha who created the Ducal Saxe-Coburg and Gotha House Order. A large and architecturally important family chapel is contained within.Put Schloss Callenberg at the forefront of your travel plans using our Coburg day trip planning tool.
According to the Schloss Callenberg web site "the castle became the property of Duke Johann Casimir of Saxe-Coburg in 1588, after the death of the last von Sternberg. Until 1825 the ducal treasury and the Castle of Callenberg were property of the Dukes of Saxe-Meiningen. It was only in 1826 that the Dukes of Coburg become owners of Callenberg Castle again. Until 1945 the castle was the summer residence of the Dukes of Coburg."
Schloss Callenberg reviews
We took a taxi from Coburg train station to Callenberg Castle. The trip took around five minutes and cost 12,50 euros. The castle lies on a (steep) hill, in an English landscape garden with a lot of.... more »
The ladies at reception were very nice. I told them I wanted to take the tour (given on German) because there were a few rooms that I wouldn’t get to see if I did the whole exhibit solo. The ladies... more »
The outside is really nice, and in the distance you can see an even bigger castle on the hill side. For such a small castle, the admittance price is rather steep €10 per person, it is a little bit less if you have a group of 10 people. Toilet facilities are not friendly for wheelchair users as there are some small steps to get into the building, otherwise the one bathroom ( yes, one toilet for men and one toilet for women) is big enough to swing a cat in.
This was not expected in our visit to Coburg but it was totally worth it. A place full of history. it tells that Coburg and Germany were not that unimportant in the european monarchs history
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