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Expatrio 2024-02-15
Schloss Ehrenburg in Coburg


The home of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband

Located in the north of Bavaria, Germany’s large southern state, Coburg is a town with links to royalty. Long the home of a ruling princely family, Coburg was a common holiday destination for the royals of Europe until the early 20th century. In addition, the town is home to one of Germany’s largest castles, the Veste Coburg, and remains relatively untouched, having avoided major damage in the World War II.

More about Coburg


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GDP per inhabitant


The town is mid-sized with 41,000 residents and was founded back in 1056. While the rest of the surrounding area was in East Germany, Coburg remained west of the Iron Curtain. Partly as a consequence, the town remained wealthy, with a high average GDP per inhabitant and a booming tourist industry.

Studying and Working in Coburg

Like many German cities, Coburg is home to a University of Applied Sciences, known as Hochschule Coburg. The university dates back to 1814 and has an international student body, with students coming from more than 40 countries. Study is practically oriented, and focused on engineering, business, social work and administration.

Coburg’s economy is known for its practical orientation, with a large number of goods-producing enterprises located in the town. These include the metal works Brose Fahrzeugtiele, which has been in the town since 1919, and the Kapp Werkzugmaschinen machine manufacturer. Tourism is a major source of employment in the town, with more than 61,000 overnight visitors passing through the town each year.

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