Coburg.Rennsteig planned a hike.
May 29, 2020
The Luther Trail leads to places and stations that enable a confrontation with Luther and the Reformation. It is a network of paths that cover different federal states and landscapes. On this almost 36 km long section you hike from Veste Heldburg to Veste Coburg. If you want to split or shorten the route, you can get on the train at various locations along the way, for example in Großwalbur or Neuses.The starting point of the tour is the imposing Veste Heldburg. The courtyard facade of the castle reflects the two-kingdom doctrine developed by Luther. After enjoying the panoramic view from the 45-meter tower, you descend into the city of Heldburg, which is known for its historic market. From the outskirts of the city, we continue on shady forest paths to the polished village of Billmuthausen, which used to lie on the inner-German border. In addition to history, you will also experience the unique nature that has arisen along the Green Belt in this section.You can hike through the fields and small towns such as Gauerstadt or Großwalbur without major differences in altitude. Another cultural highlight is the Callenberg Castle. Due to its history and its neo-Gothic architectural style, the magnificent complex is an important architectural monument. A little later the path leads you to the shore of the Goldbergsee. The reservoir created for flood protection is ideal for refreshment and a short rest.You will then reach Coburg with its beautiful city center. You walk across the market square, past Ehrenburg Castle and the St. Moriz Church. With a fantastic view of the Veste Coburg, you follow the path through the spacious Hofgarten up to your destination. Veste Coburg is one of the largest and best preserved castle complexes in Germany and in 1530 Luther spent a few months here.
May 30, 2020
Chased today. Great tour. Thank you 👍🏼
September 20, 2020