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Art collections of Coburg Fortress (Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg)

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As early as the 19th century, the Dukes of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha established excellent art collections at Coburg Fortress (Veste Coburg). In 1839, Duke Ernst I opened the first rooms to the public as a museum. He also initiated the redesign of the fortress in the spirit of German castle and knight romanticism. Today, internationally important art collections are on display here, such as a copperplate engraving cabinet, precious Venetian glass, historical hunting weapons, carriages, and tournament sleighs. Works by old German masters such as Cranach, Dürer, and Grünewald can also be admired. The copperplate engraving cabinet (Kupferstichkabinett) contains over 220,000 sheets of drawings and prints from the 15th to the 21st century and is one of the largest collections of graphic art in Germany. Those who like can take part in a guided tour of the outdoor area of Veste Coburg and through the permanent exhibition, or book a tour for the whole family.

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Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg
Veste Coburg
96450 Coburg

Phone: +49 9561 8790
Website: www.kunstsammlungen-coburg.de/en/home

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