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Schloss Callenberg, Coburg

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Castle · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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.

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."
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  • 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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