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Callenberg Castle (Schloss Callenberg)

Callenberg Castle (Schloss Callenberg)
Callenberg Castle

Art historians count the former summer residence, Callenberg, as one of the most important secular monuments of the Coburg region after the Fortress. The name Chalwinberch has been officially documented since 1122. At the end of the 16th century, Duke Johann Casimir took ownership of the property and affectionately called it the little fortress.

Ernst I had the castle redesigned as of 1827 and put in the landscaped park. His son Ernst II is responsible for the neo-Gothic fa├žade from 1856 to 1860. The widow of Ernst II, Duchess Alexandrine, lived in Callenberg Castle exclusively as of 1893. Carl Eduard, the last reigning duke, resided in the castle until 1945. Today it is owned by the family foundation of the Coburg ducal family. With great devotion, Prince Andreas of Saxony-Coburg and Gotha took care of preserving it in line with historic monument regulations.

To its visitors, the castle tour provides a remarkable experience in many ways. Not only the collection of ducal art treasures of Saxony-Coburg and Gotha attract the attention of guests. Even the architecture of the castle, its interior furnishings and naturally the beautiful court and castle garden make it possible for a long bygone era to flourish once again.

In the west wing of Callenberg Castle, there is the German Rifle Museum. The sponsor of this facility, which was opened in 2004, is the German Shooting Federation (DSB). With 1.6 million members, it is the fourth-largest association within the German Sport Federation. The fact that the museum is in Coburg is not a coincidence, because the DSB was founded in 1861 by Duke Ernst II.

Hours: Open daily 11am - 5pm.

Admission: 5 € Adults, 10 € Family Card, children under 6 free.

[ Source: http://www.coburg-tourist.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=28&Itemid=12&lang=en ]

Related: http://www.schloss-callenberg.de/english/index.html
Address: Callenberg 1, 96450 Coburg-Beiersdorf
Tags: Coburg, Castle, Rifle Museum


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