Memorial site of Friedrich Rückert - the poet and orientalist born in 1788 in Schweinfurt lived up to his death in 1866 in an estate in Neuses near Coburg. The intact study and poetry room is open to the public as a memorial site. The monument in the adjacent Rückert park reminds of the writer who wrote thousands of poems - an extensive work of wonderful, crazy, moving, and also lost poems of German literature.
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The museum, opened in 1994, gives insight into the oldest parts of the town: fundaments, wall fragments and a painted reconstruction of the churchyard with the Geyers tower, school and provost's church of the middle ages. It documents a part of the town's history on the grounds of the former churchyard of the Moriz church.
Art Collection of the Veste Coburg - the Veste Coburg is one of the biggest castle buildings of Germany and accommodated guests like the reformer Luther who worked here for his Bible translation. Today, the castle contains one of the most important art- and cultural-historical collections of Germany with exhibits of the highest quality. Among the rest, the museum encloses the Hall of Hunting Weapons and a Glass Collection as well as a Hall of Coaches and Sledgescarriage. The Art of the German Renaissance with paintings of Lucas Cranach, Dürer or Holbein is also to be seen among the artworks.
The Natural History Museum Coburg is located on the premises of the court garden. With 700,000 collection units and an exhibition of 2,400 square metres it has the rating of a national museum. The exhibitions show among other things minerals, fossils, home animals and plants, prehistoric men and ethnology. All subject areas are illustrated with big pictures and models, e.g. a replica of an African hut, or of a the mineral tunnel for children.
Over 2000 exhibits, compiled from the collector couple Carin & Dr. Hans Lossnitzer, presented in thirty rooms over two floors: dolls, doll's houses, doll's pram and antique toys from 1800 to 1960.
The palace and its precious equipment tell the exciting story of the dukes of Coburg before, during and after Prince Albert and Queen Victoria.
Special higlights include the chapel, cabinets, the "beletage", the red parlor and the rose garden. The exhibition of the "Herzog von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha'schen Familie" Foundation comprises paintings, porcelain, a selection of armour and valuable furniture and numerous copies of "Röntgen" furniture, among others a rare piano.
In the new permanent exhibition, the Ducal Clock Collection presents a varied selection of timepieces from different centuries and mediates between past and present of the house of Sachsen-Coburg and Gotha.
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