Coburg holiday rentals - explore the Franconia region
Coburg in Franconia, north Bavaria, is a cultural and historical gem of a town and is perhaps best known in the UK as the birthplace of Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert. When you choose a Coburg holiday rental you have so much more freedom and independence as there's so much to see and discover here. Typical of Franconia, Coburg is packed with beautiful and sometimes brightly coloured old buildings, as well as multiple castles but what is more unusual about Coburg is that it is also home to over 30 named fountains.
One of the largest castles in Germany, the imposing thirteenth century Veste Coburg is perched on a hill overlooking Coburg. Having been home to nobility for hundreds of years, and even briefly to Martin Luther, the castle is now a museum, with artefacts ranging from armour and weapons, to coins, to glass and sculpture. Furthermore, Schloss Callenburg, which is still privately owned by relatives of Prince Albert, Schloss Ehrenburg, where you can take a fantastic guided tour, and Schloss Rosenau, Prince Albert's birthplace, are all worth a visit as the past owners of these castles were always keen to emphasise their own identity within their private surroundings.
Use a Holiday Home as a Base to Explore
A holiday rental in Coburg is the ideal place from which to visit other neighbouring cultural hotspots such as Weimar, Bamberg, and Nuremberg. Foodies will love having a Coburg holiday rental so they can taste delicious Franconian food. Sausages eaten in buns with mustard, or atop Sauerkraut, are big in Franconia, as are other meat dishes, such as Haxn and Sauerbraten, cakes, carp, and locally produced wine and beer. Another local delicacy is the Coburger Klöße, a potato dumpling that is celebrated at the annual Klößmarkt, where you can enjoy them served in gravy alongside various meat dishes, and listen to live music. Come festive season, Coburg hosts a traditional Christmas market, with handmade crafts and toys as well as the local Coburger sausage and other seasonal specialities. A Coburg holiday rental is a lovely solution for a romantic Christmas break or a longer break in the Summer and is perfect for families or couples.