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Natural History Museum (Naturkunde-Museum)

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Coburg’s Natural History Museum is the largest of its kind in northern Bavaria

The Natural History Museum dates back to the collections of the Dukes of Coburg, who opened their collections to the public as early as 1844. Franz Friedrich Anton of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1750 - 1806) in particular distinguished himself with his passion for collecting. His two grandsons, Duke Ernst II and Prince Albert, were also keen to collect natural objects from their youth, for example stuffed birds or unusual stones. In 1914, the collection moved into the building close to the court garden. Today it is one of the largest natural history museums in the whole of Bavaria and presents in-depth exhibitions on the geological history of Upper Franconia and the flora and fauna of the Coburg region on 2,400 m². Visitors can see around 700,000 collection and exhibition pieces, including fossils, crystals, and a volcano show. Regularly changing special exhibitions are also on display.

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Naturkunde-Museum Coburg
Park 6
96450 Coburg

Phone: +49 9561 8081-0

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