Holiday region Coburg.Rennsteig
Franconian holidays without boundaries
From peaceful and contemplative to mysterious and mystical: the varied landscape and numerous regional specialties combine the best of Franconia and Thuringia in the Coburg.Rennsteig holiday region.

Whether in the city of Coburg as a cultural center in the south, in the picturesque surroundings of the Rodach Valley, in the former world toy city of Sonneberg or on the popular Rennsteig in the north - the region presents itself from a different perspective all around. Each of them has its charms and each is worth a trip.

Unique impressions of nature

If you are planning an active holiday and want to experience nature with all your senses at the same time, you will find fantastic excursion destinations in Coburg.Rennsteig. Hikers, winter sports enthusiasts and cyclists can immerse themselves in the silence of nature and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The holiday region can be explored on foot on numerous circular and adventure hiking trails: Demanding climbs for ambitious hikers await as well as exciting experiences for the whole family. Cyclists get their money's worth on numerous tours, whether leisurely through the Coburg region and the Rodachtal or actively active around the Rennsteig. Winter sports enthusiasts are attracted to the Thuringian Forest in the cold season for downhill skiing, snowboarding, tubing and cross-country skiing. With kilometers of cross-country trails and numerous downhill runs, including in the largest ski area in Thuringia, nothing is left to be desired.

Relaxation for body and soul

The Tambach Castle Wildlife Park is a real insider tip for nature lovers. Around 200 animals from 20 different native wild animal species cavort in front of a picturesque backdrop. With a bit of luck and a lot of patience, you might even catch a glimpse of the shy lynxes or wolves.

After a strenuous day of adventure or hiking, it is best to relax in one of the two thermal baths in the region. In the ThermeNatur Bad Rodach or Thuringia's Terassentherme Bad Colberg you can relax and recharge your batteries for the next excursion.

Medieval towns and imposing castles

Between endless forests and meadows, fairytale castles and imposing castles rise up and shape the landscape of Coburg.Rennsteig. The impressive fortress, also known as the "Franconian Crown", towers high above the roofs of Coburg. The ascent through the Hofgarten is rewarded with fantastic views over the city and the region. Around 15 km away, the Veste Heldburg, known as the "Franconian Light", offers impressive views over the Thuringian Forest.

Other attractive excursion destinations are Rosenau Castle in Rödental, one of Queen Victoria's favorite places for a reason. The romantic English landscape park entices you to take long walks. The small town of Seßlach, on the other hand, exudes a medieval charm. The tranquil old town of the Franconian gem enchants its visitors with beautiful half-timbered houses.

Cultural enjoyment for everyone

The rich cultural landscape of the region is shaped by a large number of festivals and celebrations, such as the traditional “Stänichä Kerwa”. The musical and cultural highlights are a regional and national magnet for visitors. The largest samba festival outside of Brazil has attracted around 200,000 visitors annually to the European city of Coburg since 1992. The teddy and doll festival in Sonneberg and the doll festival in Neustadt near Coburg invite collectors from all over the world to browse and discover. At the traditional ball market in the small town of Lauscha, the birthplace of glass Christmas tree decorations, you can marvel at regional glass art in its most beautiful form. In addition to the numerous festivals, various museums, such as the art collections of Veste Coburg or the German Toy Museum in Sonneberg, complement the cultural Coburg.Rennsteig.

The love for the art of brewing can also be felt throughout the region. Franconian-Thuringian hospitality is best enjoyed in cozy beer gardens and rustic taverns. The handmade beer specialties, often brewed directly on site according to a long family tradition and above all with a lot of passion, are best enjoyed with regional delicacies such as the Coburg and Thuringian sausages.

(Photos: Rainer Brabec, Sebastian Buff, Museum of the German Toy Industry, Therme Natur Bad Rodach)

Cultural diversity like nowhere else: Imposing palaces, medieval castles, legendary ruins and a varied museum landscape await you in Coburg.Rennsteig.

ThermeNatur Bad Rodach

ThermeNatur Bad Rodach

Harmoniously embedded in the natural landscape, ThermeNatur is a true oasis of wellbeing. More than 1000 m² of water and a 5-star premium sauna offer pure wellness. (Photo: Sebastian Buff)
Sonneberg Toy Museum

Sonneberg Toy Museum

5000 toys are waiting to be discovered in the German Toy Museum. The world exhibition group “Thuringian Kirmes” from 1910 is particularly worth seeing.
Ehrenburg Castle CR Rainer Brabec

Ehrenburg Castle

If you want to find out more about the Coburg ducal house and its marriage policy, you should definitely visit Ehrenburg Palace – the building with its neo-Gothic facade provides an insight into the magnificent rooms of the nobility. (Photo: Rainer Brabec)
Veste Coburg- CR Rainer Brabec

Veste Coburg with art collections

Also known as the “Franconian Crown”, the fortress rises above the city with its mighty walls and towers. It houses internationally important art collections. (Photo: Rainer Brabec)
Thuringia's Terrassntherme CR Sebastian Buff

Thuringia’s Terrassentherme Bad Colberg

In the terrace thermal bath you can enjoy the comfort of a thermal bath with all your senses. The architectural design gives the impression of bathing in the open air at any time of the day or year. (Photo: Sebastian Buff)
Color glass works Lauscha

Color glass works Lauscha

The ELIAS color glass works Lauscha was founded in 1853. Even today, glass is made overnight from sand, soda, potash, a lot of heart and soul and love at 1,500 ° C.
Rosenau Castle Coburg Rennsteig

Rosenau Castle

Rosenau Castle was one of Queen Victoria’s favorite places, as her husband, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was born there. The property is located in a romantic English country park.
Museum of the German Toy Industry CR Museum of the German Toy Industry

Museum of the German Toy Industry

With replicated workshops, the museum shows the development of toy manufacturing. For the little ones, it is presented as “Santa’s workshop” with great attention to detail. (Photo: Museum of the German Toy Industry)
Veste Heldburg CR Rainer Brabec

Veste Heldburg

The Veste Heldburg sits proudly and beautifully on a rock with its impressive and fairytale appearance. The German Castle Museum is also located here. (Photo: Rainer Brabec)

Here you will find tips for attractive motorhome routes in the Coburg.Rennsteig holiday region.


Relaxation tour through Coburg.Rennsteig

Look forward to a wide range of feel-good offers in Coburg.Rennsteig! In addition to numerous sights, you can expect plenty of relaxation here.

Motorhome tour to toy paradise

On the “Motorhome Tour to Toy Paradise” you will experience the Coburg.Rennsteig motorhome landscape in a playful way.
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Limitless Franconian motorhome tour

The Coburg.Rennsteig mobile home landscape impresses with its versatility: Embark on a journey between nature, culture, relaxation and enjoyment.

Whether over challenging climbs up to the Rennsteig or completely relaxed through the idyllic landscape of the Rodach Valley – multifaceted hiking tours over different distances and in different degrees of difficulty are waiting for you in Coburg.Rennsteig.

7 Tage Wandern CR Rainer Brabec

7 days of hiking in Coburg.Rennsteig

Neuhaus am Rennweg / Seßlach, 66.1 km, 20 hours
Wandern am Rennsteig


Hörschel / Blankenstein, 168.6 km, 4/6 or 8 stages
Grünes Band

Green band

Spechtsbrunn / Zimmerau in Ufr., 136.6 km, 4 stages
Veste Heldburg CR Rainer Brabec

Two-country trail Rodachtal

Bad Rodach spa gardens (round), 114.3 km, 30 hours

Lauscha glassblower path

Lauscha / Sonneberg, 14.4 km, 4 hours

Coburg marathon route

Coburg Lützelbuch (round), 42.195 km, 7 hours

Get on your bikes – get set – go: welcome to Coburg.Rennsteig! Coburg.Rennsteig offers active nature lovers maximum cycling pleasure and many unforgettable impressions. Regardless of whether you take the whole family on a relaxed excursion through the Rodachtal or are out on the Rennsteig by mountain bike: Here, fun, active relaxation and hospitality are combined.

Radfahren Rennsteig-Coburg

Tour along the “Green Belt”

Bahnhofstrasse Heldburg (round trip), 37.9 km, 3 hours
Fahhradfahren Schloss Ehrenburg

Castles tour

Sonneberg train station (round trip), 57.1 km, 4 hours
Radfahren Rennsteig Coburg

Werra-Obermain cycle path

Hildburghausen / Bad Staffelstein, 63.2 km, 5.5 hours
Rennsteig-Tour CR Rainer Brabec

Rennsteig tour

Sonneberg train station (Rund), 69.1 km, 5 hours
Carl Escher Weg CR Rainer Brabec


Rödental (round trip), 65.4 km, 6 hours
Familien Radweg Rennsteig Coburg

Family & kids tour

Bad Rodach, 12.5 km, 1 hour

The Coburg Rennsteig mobile home landscape is an attractive holiday destination for campers and caravanners. Select your personal favorite place from the numerous motorhome parking spaces in the region. Take advantage of the short distances between the individual parking spaces and explore the holiday region: Embark on a journey between nature, culture, relaxation and enjoyment.


Bad Rodach

Motorhome parking space Thermenaue at ThermeNatur Bad Rodach


Motorhome parking lot at Sonneberg


Parking space Vesteblick indoor swimming pool Aquaria

Neustadt b. Coburg

Motorhome parking space Neustadt b. Coburg


Motorhome site “Zum Schloss Rosenau
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RV park at the Rainbrünnlein

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Tourist region Coburg.Rennsteig eV

Contact details

Lauterer Straße 60
96450 Coburg
Tel.: +49 (0) 9561 7334700
Fax: +49 (0) 9561 7334709


Geographical features

Bayern, Thüringen

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