The huge Coburg Fortress (Veste Coburg) dominates the town. After all, it is located at the highest (and most beautiful) Festungsberg Hill. It is on the popular Castle Road. In Germany it is known as the "Franconian Crown". The fortress was built in around the IX-X centuries and was rebuilt several times since then. However, it has retained the gothic, a little grim, solemn look. For a long time the fortress was the residence of the Dukes of Saxe-Coburg.
Now Coburg Fortress is a museum, which houses a rich collection of armor, weapons, costumes, utensils and products of Venetian glass- two and a half thousand pieces in total! Another important part of the collection of the Dukes includes more than two dozen paintings by the famous German painter Lucas Cranach the Elder (plus a collection of other Dutch and German painters, although not such famous). It’s definitely worth coming here to enjoy these paintings, and of course, for the spectacular views of the city and the surroundings from the viewing platforms of the castle.