Schloss Callenberg, Coburg

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Callenberg Castle is a castle on a wooded hill in Beiersdorf, an Ortsteil of Coburg, six kilometres 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 owned by Andreas, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. A large and architecturally important family chapel is contained within.HistoryA hill castle here was first mentioned as Chalwinberch in 1122. It served as the main seat for the Ritter von Callenberg until 1231, when the lord sold it to the Prince-Bishop of Würzburg. The knight made use of the proceeds to participate in a Crusade. In 1317 the House of Henneberg purchased the property and gave it as a fief to the Sternberg family. This family died out in 1592. As a vacant property, it now fell to Duke Johann Casimir. He intended to use it as a summer palace and planned substantial renovations but during his lifetime only the castle chapel was rebuilt.Major construction work resumed only in 1827 under Ernst I. He had the castle completely redesigned, a landscape garden was created and an exhibit farm added, in which silk worms were bred. From 1842, Callenberg was the summer residence of the heir and future duke Ernst II. Today's Gothic revival elements date to another renovation after 1857. From 1893, Callenberg served as dowager house for Princess Alexandrine of Baden, the widow of Ernest II. The last ruling duke, Carl Eduard used Callenberg as a summer residence. After his death in 1954 he was buried here.
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  • The castle is located in the vicinity of Coburg, is parking. From parking to the path goes up the Hill, in principle, the rise of easy, but you have to keep in mind if you are elderly or young children. In the forest on the road you can see deer (I understand this is already hunting grounds). The castle is impressive. Top a beautiful view of the Coburg and the neighbouring castles. For those interested, you can wander through part of the Castle (admission € 5).
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  • The castle is idyllically situated in the vicinity of the Gold Mountain Lake. The former Ducal residence is still owned by the family of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, which managed the rapid rise to the world's leading aristocratic dynasty during the 19th century. The Ducal Foundation exhibition includes paintings, porcelain, weapons and valuable furniture. The watch collection features exhibits from several centuries. One unmissable collection of house order, which were worn by the last ruling Dukes of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. In the West Wing of the German shooting Federation presented the German shooters Museum. Up to a few objects we found it not so exciting. You can try a light shooting range with a bow and rifle but his accuracy. Some getting used, but really makes fun. From the garden, we could see not much, just a wedding reception took place. Free parking is available below the Castle available. From there, you reach the entrance in about five minutes. Admission is 5,--euros and is thus quite affordable. There are guided tours, you can visit the Castle but on your own (However, some rooms only through a sheet of glass are to consider).
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  • In my opinion the most beautiful sight in Coburg and five euro admission per adult completely affordable. Is one on a sunny day on Schloss Callenberg one can enjoy the wonderful view on the Lake of gold up to the Veste Coburg. Even couples who are looking for a wedding location should time come in here.
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  • can't take photos, everything behind glass doors, don't touch signs on every item. it's like they don't want you there. Could have been a nice visit but made to feel very unwelcome.
  • Very nice place, worth a visit! But be aware of the fact that drone flying is not very appreciated in this neighborhood even though it is tempting to take shots of the scenery and medieval castle!
  • Good food.
  • The opening times are very bad. Winter season: Only from 1 to 4 pm. Even in the summer only from 11 am until 5 pm! I often drive by, but could not visit always still there. Includes either because it opens too late, or too early. Would be great if you could see the courtyard at least outside opening hours.
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  • Some offside located at Coburg but absolutely worth a visit. In the middle of the forest and very romantic. Very well maintained. Exhibition of paintings and weapons. 👍
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