As promised in my previous post, here are my pictures of Coburg, mainly of the fortress (Veste Coburg). I did neither go on a guided tour nor read all the information displayed on or near the various buildings, therefore I can't tell you anything about its history or what each of the buildings were for, but if you want to know the facts and figures, click here for the wikipedia article.
Coming up to the fortress and through the tunnel:
A beautiful place, and they even have their own resident dragon:
View from the walls. What you can see there between the trees is the aerodrome, where we had just landed and where our plane was patiently waiting for our return.
A lavender field - with and without a Librarian. The scent and the humming of the bees made me feel as if I were in the South of France.
The sheer size was amazing - there seemed to be yet another archway to go through, yet another corner to turn, yet another courtyard to discover.
In town, I only took a few pictures, as there would have been too many people on them. The first one is approaching the market square, and the second of the top of the Stadthaus (not the town hall, although I first thought so).
These two were taken from where we were sitting and having coffees and cold drinks before getting a taxi to take us back up the hill to where we had parked the plane:
My overall impression of Coburg was that of a beautiful town, very well cared for and with plenty to see and do. Definitely worth a longer visit at some stage.