The people of Coburg like to call the court garden (Hofgarten) between castle square and fortress the green lung of the city. Places worth seeing include the mausoleum of Duke Franz Friedrich Anton of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld and his wife Auguste, the equestrian statue of Duke Ernst II and the Museum of Natural Sciences. The park has a species-rich, old tree population and many exotic tree species. Duke Albrecht III of Saxe-Coburg laid out the court garden between 1680 and 1682 below the fortress hill in the style of a baroque garden. In the 19th century, Duke Ernst I designed it on the model of English landscape gardens. An insider tip for romantics is the little rose garden (Kleiner Rosengarten), which adjoins the exhibition pavilion of the Coburg Art Association (Kunstverein). Benches between fountains, sculptures, and flowerbeds invite you to take a break.