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Hohenfels Castle (Schloss Hohenfels)

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  • Coburg
  • Castles & Palaces, Sights
Imposingly situated on the Ernsthöhe, Hohenfels Castle offers a sweeping view of Coburg’s city centre. Duke Ernst Alexander von Württemberg, a nephew of Duke Ernst I, commissioned the architect Balthasar Harres in 1837 to build a castle-like country residence on the hill. Vincenz Fischer-Birnbaum completed the building in 1840 in the style of classicism. The opera singer Natalie Eschborn, ennobled as Baroness von Grünhof, lived in the castle until 1890. In 1954, the private Medau School moved into the castle - a vocational school for physiotherapy, gymnastics, speech therapy, and occupational therapy. Because the school is in operation, public tours of the interior are not possible. During a walk, you can admire the castle from the outside.

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Schloss Hohenfels
Schloss Hohenfels
96450 Coburg

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