Bratwurstmännle & Bratwurst Size
Bratwurst goes along with the belief that a proper Coburg bratwurst must be as long as the marshal's baton of the "Bratwurstmännle" (little bratwurst man).
Earlier, 35-40 cm was stipulated: the so-called "calibrated bratwurst gauge" has been in the hand of the patron saint of the city, St. Mauritius, since the 17th century.

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Duke Casimir

Herzog Casimir
Duke Johann Casimir of Saxony-Coburg-Gotha (1564 - 1633)
Duke Johann Casimir was born in Gotha in 1564 as the son of Duke Johann Friedrich the Middle of Saxony and Elisabeth of the House of Wittelsbach from the Electoral Palatinate.  After the death of his older brothers, only he and Duke Johann Ernst remained, with whom he later divided the principalities of Eisenach, Gotha and Coburg.

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Albert of Saxony-Coburg and Gotha

Albert of Saxony-Coburg and Gotha
The Prince Albert monument at Marktplatz reminds us of this famous personality in the history of the city. Duke of Saxony, called "Albert" (born on August 26, 1819 at Rosenau Castle, died on September 14, 1861 at Windsor Castle in England), was the husband of Victoria I and the British prince consort since 1857.

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Friedrich Rückert

Friedrich Rückert
Poet and orientalist born on May 16, 1788 in Schweinfurt - died on January 31, 1866 in Coburg. Friedrich Rückert lived and worked in Coburg for 6 years from 1820 to 1826. In the year 1848 he returned to Coburg where he spent his old age in the estate in the Coburg district of Neuses until his death in 1866.

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Martin Luther

Martin Luther
Martin Luther at the Coburg Fortress
The reformer, Martin Luther, lived in Coburg in 1530. Luther's living quarters and work places have been preserved and can be seen at Coburg Fortress.

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Johann Strauss

Johannes Strauß
The famous composer Johann Strauss (son) is a citizen of the fortress city. Johann Strauss, to whom we owe concert waltzes such as "Stories from the Viennese Forest" and "At the beautiful blue Danube" as well as great operettas like "Die Fledermaus (The Bat)" and "The Gypsy Baron", was in Coburg for the first time in 1886 and was a citizen of Coburg for 13 years.

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The Coburg Moor

Coburger Mohr
Anyone traveling in Coburg will encounter the Coburg Moor, who is on the city arms and is the patron saint of the city. Saint Mauritius from Egypt was portrayed as a Moor by the artists of the middle ages.  The oldest impression of the city seal with Mauritius dates back to the year 1521.

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Saxony-Coburg and Gotha

Sachsen - Coburg und Gotha
The dukedom of Saxony-Coburg and Gotha: A short history in five chapters.
1. The origins up to the dukedom of Saxony-Coburg-Saalfeld
Coburg, mentioned in documents for the first time in 1056, becomes chartered in 1331.

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Chronicles of Coburg

Chronological Table:

1000 B.C.    
Archaeological excavation on the Festungsberg (fortress hill) has found settlements that date by to the year 1000 B.C.
Around 800      
 The country around today's Coburg is part of the "Franconian Grabfeldgau".

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