Der Hofgarten

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Recommended by 33 out of 33 hikers

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  • Söhni 🏃

    Between the Ehrenburg Castle and Veste Coburg, the path leads directly through the Hofgarten, a large landscaped park adjacent to Coburg's city center. The origins of the Hofgarten date back to the 17th century, when Duke Albrecht of Saxe-Coburg commissioned the planning of the baroque garden. The initially strictly geometrically constructed garden was redesigned almost 200 years later under Duke Ernst I. to a landscaped garden based on the English model. Under his successor, Duke Ernst II, the court garden finally received its present size and appearance. This is reminiscent of today, among other things, the great bronze equestrian monument Ernst II, which was built in 1899 above the Schlossplatz. In addition to its historical and botanical significance, the Hofgarten today has an important recreational function for the population.

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    • April 8, 2019

  • Wolfgang

    Extensive landscape park between Schlossplatz Coburg and Veste Coburg.

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    • February 14, 2019

  • Naxxos

    The Coburg Hofgarten, an extensive landscape park that stretches from Schlossplatz in front of Schloss Ehrenburg and Veste Coburg.

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    • January 12, 2019

  • Sopho & Micha

    Ernst August Karl Johann Leopold Alexander Eduard, duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (born June 21, 1818 in Coburg, † August 22, 1893 in Reinhardsbrunn in Gotha).

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    • May 25, 2019

  • Nicolet

    Beautiful park for walking and lingering, located between the city center and Veste.

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    • August 10, 2019

  • Kristin

    Hours: daily 9-17 clock
    Admission: 3 € adults, 1 € children over 6 years, free entrance Friday afternoon and Saturday morning
    Nice exhibition especially for children.

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    • August 11, 2019

  • Sopho & Micha

    The Coburg Hofgarten is an extensive landscape park, which extends in Coburg between the Schlossplatz and the Veste.

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    • May 25, 2019

  • Sopho & Micha

    Location:
    The Duke Alfred Fountain stands at the northern edge of the Coburg Hofgarten by the fortress road (50 ° 15 '35.9 "N, 10 ° 58' 22.6" E).
    History: On the initiative of Duchess Marie Coburg built the fountain in place of a pond in memory of the died in July 1900 Duke Alfred. On September 9, 1903, the fountain was passed without celebration of its purpose.

    Description:
    The Duke Alfred Fountain was built by the court mason Peter Renner. In front of a semicircular shellfish wall, two dolphin bronze sculptures by Carl Oehrlein are arranged as gargoyles. In the shallow pool there is a fountain in the middle and on the left the male bronze figure "Schreck", a work of Christoph Franz Peter. On the right sits the female figure "Idylle", a work by August Sommer. A bulbous, baroque ornamental grille borders the fountain.

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    • May 25, 2019

  • Timber

    has its origin in the collecting activity of duke Franz of Saxonia Coburg and Saalfeld (1757 - 1806). Meanwhile, it is one of the largest of its kind in Bavaria with its 2300 square meters of exhibition space and, thanks to the quality of its exhibits, constitutes a first-class educational institution.

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    • August 21, 2019

  • Timber

    The Hofgarten extends from Schlossplatz in the city, out to Coburg Castle. He is a great English landscape park with great plants. Great old, rare trees. Here breed 30, partly rare, bird species. Eye-catcher the old wells, such as the Duke Alfred Fountain. Recommendation.

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    • August 21, 2019

  • Naxxos

    Equestrian monument of Duke Ernst II

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    • January 12, 2019

  • Naxxos

    The atmospheric Duke Alfred Fountain in the Hofgarten.

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    • January 12, 2019

  • Naxxos

    View from the Hofgarten to the Veste Coburg.

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    • January 12, 2019

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Location: Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

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