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Wasserspass im Freizeitpark „Villeneuve-sur-Lot", Foto: Michael Tonn Beeindruckende Glaskunst im EuropĂ€ischen Museum fĂŒr Glas, Foto: Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg Spielplatz im Freizeitpark „Villeneuve-sur-Lot", Foto: Stadt Neustadt Zeitgenoessische Figurenkunst , Foto: Spielzeugmuseum Neustadt Außenansicht Museum der Deutschen Spielzeugindustrie, Foto: Spielzeugmuseum Neustadt DrĂŒckerstube im Museum der Deutschen Spielzeugindustrie, Foto: Spielzeugmuseum Neustadt Schloss Rosenau, Foto: Pixabay Foto: Bartlomiej Banaszak, Lizenz: Deutsche Bahn AG Glasmuseum (Außenansicht), Foto: Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg Kinder in der DrĂŒcker-Werkstatt, Foto: Spielzeugmuseum Neustadt Freizeitpark Villeneuve sur Lot, Foto: Michael Tonn

Art and play - from Coburg to Neustadt

Modern glass art, cult toys and an amusement park await you on this bike tour along the Röden - perfect for the whole family. Plan your trip by train now!

5 h
32 km
Key facts of the tour
Play is a primal human need and has always and everywhere been an important component not only of childhood. This also applies to art, which creative people pursue in every age and everywhere.

Because of its proximity to the Thuringian Forest and the neighbouring world toy city of Sonneberg, toy manufacturing was for a long time the most important branch of industry in Neustadt bei Coburg. The town of Coburg itself has a remarkable collection of glass art and ceramics. This cycle tour combines the beautiful with the playful. Almost along the way, you will discover and enjoy examples of horticultural art and learn interesting facts about the production and history of toys.

If you haven't brought your own bike, first make a short detour to the bicycle rental shop Radhaus Coburg. It is located less than 200 metres from the station at Rodacher Straße 10 (Tel. 09561 5966588). Before you start your journey, please ask for the current availability of bikes and opening hours.
A bike tour for explorers, families, culture lovers and nature lovers.

Arrive relaxed and use rental bikes from the local rental companies. The capacity for taking bicycles on trains is limited and taking your own bike on the train cannot be guaranteed, depending on the capacity.

Start and end station

Start station
Coburg Nord Bahnhof
4 tour steps
32 km / 5 Stunden
End station
Coburg Nord Bahnhof

Our tip: Please make sure to check your train connection and the expected capacity before you start your journey.


Tour starts on Coburg Nord Bahnhof


If you need technical assistance, you can head for these repair stations along the route:

Zweirad Martin, Wittkenstraße 8, 96465 Neustadt bei Coburg, Tel. 09568 94090
Bike shop, Judengasse 22, 96450 Coburg, Tel. 0956155220
Stephans Radwelt, Ziegelei 22, 96487 Dörfles-Esbach, Tel. 09561 8537126

DB Bicycle Service Station Coburg North

There are 9 bicycle parking spaces in the immediate vicinity of the station.

DB Fahrrad Service Station is a contact point for independent small repairs to your bicycles, which can be carried out free of charge. The station has air pumps for all common valve types as well as tools for small repairs.

With the DB Rad+ app, you can collect kilometres cycled in the participating cities and then exchange them for discounts or rewards at exclusive partners.

Rodacher Straße

Foto: Bartlomiej Banaszak, Lizenz: Deutsche Bahn AG


Let's go! You cycle north-east out of Coburg, along Rottenbach and Dorfgraben, past the clay pit and into Rosenau Castle Park. Take some time for a walk through the over 200-year-old landscape park. Your first destination is a modern new museum building on the eastern edge of the park opposite the orangery.

European Museum of Modern Glass

The European Museum of Modern Glass is a branch museum of the Coburg Art Collections. It has been located in the Rosenau Palace Park since 2008. Artistically designed utility glass, objects, sculptures and installations made of glass are exhibited on two floors. The basement houses the largest collection of ceramics in southern Germany with vases and bowls, wall reliefs, sculptures and conceptual objects. Glass and ceramics are closely linked as materials and some artists are represented on several floors at once.

The heart of the museum is formed by works that have been shown at the Coburg Glass Awards since the 1970s. In addition, there are changing special exhibitions and events. During their visit, museum guests learn interesting facts about the production and processing of glass. During workshops, they can watch glass artists at work in the lampwork studio or try their hand at designing glass beads themselves during special events.

Rosenau 10

Phone: 09561 8790 oder 09563 1606 (wĂ€hrend der Öffnungszeit)
Email Address: glasmuseum@kunstsammlungen-coburg.de

01.02.2022 - 31.03.2022
Tuesday: 13:00 - 16:00
Wednesday: 13:00 - 16:00
Thursday: 13:00 - 16:00
Friday: 13:00 - 16:00
Saturday: 13:00 - 16:00
Sunday: 13:00 - 16:00

01.04.2022 - 06.11.2022
Monday: 09:30 - 13:00
Monday: 13:30 - 17:00
Tuesday: 09:30 - 13:00
Tuesday: 13:30 - 17:00
Wednesday: 09:30 - 13:00
Wednesday: 13:30 - 17:00
Thursday: 09:30 - 13:00
Thursday: 13:30 - 17:00
Friday: 09:30 - 13:00
Friday: 13:30 - 17:00
Saturday: 09:30 - 13:00
Saturday: 13:30 - 17:00
Sunday: 09:30 - 13:00
Sunday: 13:30 - 17:00
Glasmuseum (Außenansicht), Foto: Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg
Exponate im Glasmuseum, Foto: Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg
Exponat im Glasmuseum, Foto: Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg


Don't hesitate to pay a visit to Rosenau Castle. Or fortify yourself in the park restaurant, the classicist former teahouse, for the onward journey.

When you are ready to say goodbye to Rosenau Castle Park, head east across the Itz. You cross Rödental and turn left at Röden onto the cycle path "TIPP - Tour ins Puppenparadies". This leads you through open fields to the Bavarian doll town of Neustadt bei Coburg. There you leave the cycle path at Röden to turn right into Halskestraße and cycle on to Hindenburgplatz.

Museum of the German Toy Industry

Toys for a living - the Museum of the German Toy Industry is primarily a technical museum. It collects, examines and displays objects from the fields of production and machinery, materials and techniques, and is dedicated to embedding the toy industry in the economy and politics of the last 250 years. The exhibition impressively illustrates the living and working conditions of home producers and factory workers during the heyday of the toy industry in the region.

The children's museum tells the story of the development of the toy industry in a child-friendly and fairytale-like way under the title "Santa's Workshop". In addition, the museum offers numerous special events and changing themed programmes for children and families.

The museum's collection of traditional costume dolls is unique in the world. From 1930 onwards, dolls were produced directly in Neustadt especially for the exhibition and fitted out with true-to-scale, detailed traditional costumes from around 100 countries and regions in Europe, Asia and America.

Hindenburgpl. 1
Neustadt bei Coburg

Phone: 09568 5600
Email Address: info@spielzeugmuseum-neustadt.de
Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00
Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
Kinder in der DrĂŒcker-Werkstatt, Foto: Spielzeugmuseum Neustadt
Werkstatt des Weihnachtsmannes - GlasblÀser, Foto: Spielzeugmuseum Neustadt
Spiel.Ort Museum, Foto: Spielzeugmuseum Neustadt


Are your children tingling to play themselves now? Would you like to enjoy a bit of peace and quiet before you head back? Then take a detour to the Villeneuve-sur-Lot Park . Treat yourself to a sweet treat from Fabio's ice cream parlour during a short detour via the market square and Steinweg before crossing the Röden and the railway line once again and heading to the leisure park via Ketschenbacher Straße.

Villeneuve-sur-Lot" theme park

With its extensive green spaces and well-tended plant and flower beds, the spacious leisure park is one of the most beautiful parks in the region. It was redesigned in 1999 on the occasion of the Small State Garden Show and invites visitors to stroll and relax with its walking paths, seating and rest areas.

The park is also a meeting place for families, young people and sports enthusiasts. There is a hard court for inline hockey and inline skating, the "Fun Park" for skating, a football pitch, beach volleyball courts and more.

Children can let off steam on the adventure playground with pirate boat and on the climbing wall. A water playground with an Archimedean screw, raft and large mud area awaits them on the shallow pond bank. Next door, on the spacious wooden terrace in the lakeside café, there is coffee and cake or a snack.

Am Moos
Neustadt bei Coburg

Phone: 09568 859092

01.05.2021 - 30.09.2021
Monday: 08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday: 08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday: 08:00 - 22:00
Thursday: 08:00 - 22:00
Friday: 08:00 - 22:00
Saturday: 08:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 08:00 - 22:00

01.10.2021 - 30.04.2022
Monday: 09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday: 09:00 - 20:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 20:00
Friday: 09:00 - 20:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 20:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 20:00
Freizeitpark Villeneuve sur Lot, Foto: Michael Tonn
Freizeitpark Villeneuve sur Lot von oben, Foto: Stadt Neustadt
Skatepark auf dem Freizeitpark Villeneuve sur Lot , Foto: Stadt Neustadt

Tour ends on Coburg Nord Bahnhof


It is time to set off on your last stage, which will take you back to the banks of the Röden. As on the way there, you cycle along its course, but this time in the opposite direction along the railway line first to the south and after the bridge of the federal road you follow the signposted cycle path along the banks of the Röden.

Are you one of the collectors of the famous Hummel figurines? You will now pass their factory. If you like, pay a visit to the Hummel shopping world with its adjacent exhibition. Just behind it, turn left and cycle via Dörfles bei Coburg back to your starting point.

Tour map


Coburg Nord Bahnhof

Rodacher Straße

96450 Coburg

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