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Baumparadies, Kulturstätte & Landschaftswunder – Coburg begeistert

Hiking Collection by Franken Tourismus

Die Stadt Coburg begeistert mit einer ganz besonderen Mischung aus Kultur, Natur und Kulinarik. Bei deinem Besuch in der Stadt kannst du Schlösser und Burgen bestaunen, eine ungeahnte Baumvielfalt entdecken, einen Marathon laufen und dich mit Fränkischen Bratwürsten stärken. Freu dich auf abwechslungsreiche Tage in einer Stadt zum Staunen!

Wir haben in dieser Collection fünf abwechslungsreiche Touren zusammengestellt, auf denen du die Stadt in all ihrer Vielfalt kennenlernen kannst – und das auch mal ganz unkonventionell. Oder hast du schon einmal von einem permanenten Marathon gehört? In Coburg hast du das Vergnügen, die Stadt in deinen Laufschuhen zu erkunden. Die Strecke ist 42 Kilometer lang und einem Stadt-Marathon nachempfunden. Start- und Endpunkt befinden sich im östlichen Teil der Stadt. Da sich entlang der Strecke Wegpunkte mit Kilometerangaben befinden, kannst du theoretisch überall einsteigen und weißt, wie viele Kilometer du zurücklegt hast. Aber keine Angst – du musst nicht zwingend joggen. Spazieren ist auch erlaubt!

Das Stadtbild wird neben dem wunderschönen Fachwerk am Marktplatz von dem imposanten Schloss Ehrenburg und der Veste Coburg geprägt. Von den Bastionen der Festung hast du auch den schönsten Blick auf das Umland: Vor dir erstrecken sich große Teile des Coburger Landes, der Thüringer Wald und das Obermaintal. Idyllisch plätschert das kleine Flüsschen Itz durch die Stadt. Besonders romantisch sind hier die 20 Brücken, die den Fluss überspannen.

Auch die große Baumvielfalt im Hofgarten ist beeindruckend. Hier findest du Raritäten wie den Tulpenbaum, die Schwarznuss und den Gelbholzbaum. In der 30 Hektar großen Parkanlage wurden 64 verschiedene, teils sehr seltene Bäume angesiedelt, die du auf einer schönen Tour begutachten kannst. Richtig gut ausgefüllt ist dein Tag mit einer Stadttour oder einer Stadtumrundung.

Im Norden der Stadt wird es dann landschaftlich besonders reizvoll. Hier liegt der Goldbergsee – eigentlich ein Hochwasserrückhaltebecken der Itz, aber gleichzeitig ein wunderschöner See für Ausflüge in idyllischer Natur. An den See grenzen die Glender Wiesen mit unberührten Feuchtgebieten und einer großen Artenvielfalt. Die Gegend wird aufgrund ihrer fast unendlichen Weite auch als Coburger Meer bezeichnet.

Fast alle Wanderungen sind als Rundtouren gestaltet oder befinden sich mitten in der Stadt. Du kannst deinen Tag also problemlos in einer der zünftigen Gaststuben im Zentrum ausklingen lassen. So kannst du dich genüsslich dem Charme der wundervollen Stadt Coburg hingeben.

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Tours & Highlights

    Difficult
    09:30
    21.6 mi
    2.3 mph
    1,750 ft
    1,750 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Coburg circular hiking trail is a beautiful tour with fantastic views and a variety of landscapes. The tour invites you to discover Coburg from all sides. The well-marked route leads through the surrounding villages, offers interesting sights and grandiose panoramic views of town and country. The circular route covers 34.8 kilometers and can be done as a day tour. If you prefer to explore the route in several stages, there are also several inns and guesthouses available along the circular route for refreshment stops and overnight stays. It's worth making a reservation in advance to make sure you'll be accommodated.As the name suggests, the Coburg circular hiking trail leads once around Coburg. This allows the starting point to be selected individually. A suitable way to get started is the Neuses district. From here the path leads towards Callenberg and on towards Ernstfarm. It goes past the Bismarck Tower to Lake Wolfgang and on to Ahorn, past Ahorn Castle and the Equipment Museum. You will also walk through the districts of Creidlitz, Seidmannsdorf, Lützelbuch and Löbelstein as well as past the Veste Coburg via Dörfles-Esbach to Bertelsdorf and from there back to the starting point.

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    Difficult
    11:21
    26.1 mi
    2.3 mph
    1,850 ft
    1,850 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Coburg Marathon is the first permanent marathon route in Germany. It was founded in 2004 in the 100th anniversary year of TV 1904 Coburg-Lützelbuch e. V. designed and implemented by the running group of the club. The idea behind the Coburg Marathon is special because you can run the marathon whenever you want. On the way you can explore the city on the side and keep fit during your stay in Coburg.The Coburg Marathon is not a marathon event, but a constant running route, comparable to a signposted hiking trail. The running route has already been completely measured. In addition to the actual direction signs, further route signs are set up every five kilometers, which show the runner at which point on the route he is currently. In some cases, the signposts provide additional information on the distance currently covered, starting from the starting point at the Rolf-Forkel-Halle.So you can get on at any point along the route and, depending on your mood, run as far as your legs can carry you. At the end of your run you will then know how many kilometers you have covered. In addition, the route is designed in such a way that it can be divided into approximately two sections, each around 20 kilometers in length, via a cross connection. So you don't have to be a marathon runner to explore the route.So put on your running shoes and let's go!You can find more information here: coburgmarketing.de

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  • Easy
    01:29
    2.20 mi
    1.5 mph
    350 ft
    350 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The sights of the city, apart from the fortress, lie close together in the heart of the old town. You can therefore explore everything during a tour on a city tour. The ideal starting point for this is the market square. If you come on a Wednesday or Saturday, you can experience the weekly market here, where farmers, greengrocers and gardeners offer their products.The dominant building on the south side of the square is the town hall. It got its present form at the turn of the century. The most important part in terms of art history is the bay window on the corner of Ketschengasse. It was built in 1578 and went down in building history as the “Coburg Bay Window”. Further sights are the court pharmacy, the town hall, the monument of Prince Albert and the Judentor.If you're feeling peckish in between, it is worth stopping at the bratwurst stand on the market square. You can also visit the Feyler Hofbäckerei in Rosengasse. There you can try “Coburger Schmätze”, which are produced here according to an old original recipe.Then it goes to the Protestant main church St. Moriz with its unequal towers. It shapes the cityscape then as it does today. There are striking stone figures from the 15th century at the main portal. The choir is dominated by the 13-meter-high Renaissance tomb of Duke Johann Friedrich the Middle. A plaque in the aisle commemorates the reformer Martin Luther, who preached in St. Moriz in 1530.Then it goes towards Veste Coburg. The mausoleum of Duke Franz Friedrich Anton and his wife, which was built in 1817, is located just above the "Little Rose Garden" along the way. The idyllically situated "Herzog-Alfred-Brunnen" invites you to take a short break. Incidentally, the fortress is one of the most important Luther memorials in Germany. The reformer spent almost six months here under the protection of the mighty castle walls. From the bastions of the fortress you also have a fantastic view over large parts of the Coburg Land, the Thuringian Forest and the Obermaintal.Another highlight is the courtyard garden, which is now laid out like an English landscape garden from the 19th century. After strolling through the Hofgarten, you will reach Ehrenburg Palace and through the inner courtyard to Schlossplatz. It is one of the most beautiful places of its era in Germany. The wide round is decisively shaped by the mighty building of Ehrenburg Castle. Today state rooms from the 17th to 19th centuries and the state library can be visited here. It is a wonderful way to end a historical tour of this beautiful city.

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    Easy
    00:16
    0.59 mi
    2.2 mph
    150 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Around 64 tree species from 40 tree species grow on 30 hectares between Schlossplatz and Veste - including well-known trees such as oak, poplar and yew, but also exotic trees such as the tulip tree, black walnut and yellowwood tree. The oldest trees here are around 350 years old. On the tour you walk through the wonderful world of trees and discover the most beautiful specimens. There are also two playgrounds in the park, where children can let off steam during the tour. There is also a generational playground here, where seniors can keep fit.The Hofgarten also has a lot to offer culturally. The Coburg Natural History Museum and the Kunstverein's exhibition pavilion are both located on the park grounds. Incidentally, the courtyard garden was redesigned into a landscape garden in 1835 under Duke Ernst I. At that time he initiated fundamental changes and based the design on the style of the English landscape garden. Under Duke Ernst II, the courtyard garden was finally given its current size and design. In 1857 the park was opened to the public. If you want, you can supplement your tree tour with a visit to the Veste Coburg and Ehrenburg Castle.

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    Intermediate
    02:28
    5.68 mi
    2.3 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The “Coburg Sea” circular hiking trail takes you on pleasant paths through a uniquely beautiful landscape. On the tour you walk through beautiful forests, past beautiful lakes and blooming meadows. There are several benches along the way for a break. Or you can just spread out your picnic blanket on the meadow at Goldbergsee. You can fill your picnic basket at the Gärtnerhof Callenberg. The organic farm has all kinds of goodies on offer. You can also get to know endangered livestock breeds here.The Callenberg Castle and the Callenberger Forest are right next door and make an impressive picture. In the "Coburg Sea" you will discover the flora and fauna of the local recreation area and the Glender meadows with their wide wetlands that extend north of the Goldbergsee. In typical Franconian inns with their unmistakable hospitality, you can enjoy a hearty snack and delicious beer.The starting point of this hike is in Neuses, on the edge of the Friedrich Rückert Park. From here the tour takes you to the Goldbergsee and via the Gärtnerhof Callenberg to Callenberg Castle. You finally get back to the starting point via the small villages of Beiersdorf, Kösfeld and Glend.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    5
  • Distance
    56.2 mi
  • Duration
    25:05 h
  • Elevation
    4,375 ft

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