Sights - Outings
The castle is a small moated and moor castle dating back to the 14th century. Neuhof Castle was in the possession of the Coburg patrician Bach family for centuries. The building changed owners many times after 1713. The most famous owner was the Prussian Prime Minister Albrecht Graf von Roon in 1873. Tours of the inside are not possible as the building is used today as a socio-therapeutic facility for addicts.
Coburg Brandensteinsebene Airport
Brandensteinsebene Airport, not far from Coburg Fortress, was opened in 1913 initially as a military base. It has been a civilian airport since 1924. It is operated by the Aero Club Coburg, one of the oldest flying clubs in Germany. Brandensteinsebene is a popular destination, not only for pilots. Anyone wanting to discover the Coburg region from a bird's eye view can take off here for sightseeing flights and paragliding. From the "Fliegerklause" beer garden, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the aircraft, runways and hangars, and experience starts and landings up close.
Sonnefeld Outdoor Swimming Pool
A beautiful outdoor swimming pool invites its visitors to have fun swimming and relaxing. Sonnefeld provides swimming guests with a beautiful sun tanning lawn centrally located in the green heart of the little town, and right next to school sport facilities and tennis courts. The swimming pool is 25m x 17m and 1.80 m deep. The swimming and pleasure pools with massage jets, the island with fountains, the enormous slide and the large children's splash pool all guarantee swimming fun from May to September.
Sonnefeld Monastery Complex
The Cistercian convent that is dedicated to the Holy Virgin Mary was founded in 1252 by Heinrich ll of Sonneberg and his wife, Kunigunde. However, the convent complex was dissolved in 1526 as a result of the reformation. In 1540 the convent chapel became a protestant parish church. In 1634 the church and the convent burned down. Today, the well maintained complex with the convent church was extensively restored in 1856. During the day, the buildings are open for viewing and tours can be arranged.
Ebersdorf Local Recreation Area
Nestled in meadows, forest and hills, there are cozy places, a playing field, a nature study path and a football field for the whole family. A barbeque area invites you to roast sausages with friends when the weather is nice. There are 4 well marked hiking trails in the local recreation area. More information can be found at: http://www.ebersdorf.de/pdf/wanderkarte.pdf