Excellent guidance to Coburg's history
Ulrike von Lyncker - librarian of the Veste Coburg Art Collections.
"For years I have been committed to the rich history of Coburg. Although of only tiny dimensions, the Dukedom offers a unique historical landscape.
Martin Luther and the 30 years war as well as clever marriage politics with stories of love and tragedy in the 19th century are demonstrating Coburg’s European aspiration in the past.
At the same time right in the middle of the beautiful setting of Rosenau Palace the European Museum of Modern Glass shows 21st century‘s glass art of international radiance and splendor.
I am looking forward to bringing Coburg and all its treasures nearer to you."
Ulrike von Lyncker studied History and Geography in Göttingen and Tübingen. Mother of 4 she spent many years in Cape Town, South Africa, and has been living in Coburg since 1991.
Coburg - a fascinating historic record and a longstanding tradition of dynastic networks.
- Court Garden ("Hofgarten") with view to the Veste Coburg
Martin Luther’s refuge in times of peril.
Cradle of the House of Saxe- Coburg and Gotha.
- Here they grew up: Leopold, first King of the Belgians, Albert, prince consort of Queen Victoria, Victoire, Duchess of Kent and mother of the Queen, and many others.
- Here they spent their later years: Prince Friedrich Josias, victorious fieldmarshall of the Holy Roman Empire and Ferdinand I. Tsar of Bulgaria
- Here they still meet: the descents of the widespread House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha