Modern glass art, cult toys and an amusement park await you on this cycle tour along the Röden - perfect for the whole family. Plan your excursion by train now!
A cycle tour for explorers, families, culture vultures and nature lovers
Arrive relaxed and hire bikes from local hire companies. The capacity for taking bikes on the trains is limited and, depending on capacity utilisation, taking your own bike on board cannot be guaranteed.
Our tip: Please make sure to check your train connection and the expected capacity before you start your journey.
There are 9 bicycle parking spaces in the immediate vicinity of the station.
DB Fahrrad Service Station is the place to go for independent minor repairs to your bikes, 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, kilometres cycled in participating cities can be collected and then exchanged for discounts or rewards with exclusive partners.
It is only a few metres on foot from the station to the bike hire shop. Take the Rodacher Straße exit and walk northwards.
The bike hire is located just 200 metres from Coburg Nord train station. Various bikes can be hired here. You can also bring your own bike for repair. Please enquire about the daily availability of bikes and opening hours by telephone.
Rodacher Str. 10
Let's go! You cycle north-east out of Coburg, along Rottenbach and Dorfgraben, past the clay pit and into Rosenau Castle Park. Take a little time for a tour through the over 200-year-old landscaped park. Your first destination is a modern new museum building on the eastern edge of the park opposite the orangery.
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 ceramic vessels such as 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.
The centrepiece of the museum is made up of works that have been shown at the Coburg Glass Awards since the 1970s. There are also changing special exhibitions and events. During their visit, museum visitors learn interesting facts about the production and processing of glass. During workshops, they can watch glass artists at work in the lamp glass studio or try their hand at creating glass beads themselves at special events.
Why not pay another visit to Rosenau Castle? Or fortify yourself for the rest of the journey in the park restaurant, the classicist former tea house.
When you are ready to say goodbye to Rosenau Castle Park, head east across the Itz. You cross Rödental and turn left at the Röden onto the "TIPP - Tour ins Puppenparadies" cycle path. This takes 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.
Toys for a living - the Museum of the German Toy Industry is primarily a technical museum. It collects, analyses and exhibits objects from the areas of production and machinery, materials and techniques and is dedicated to the integration of the toy industry into 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". The museum also 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 furnished with true-to-scale, detailed traditional costumes from around 100 countries and regions in Europe, Asia and America.
Neustadt bei Coburg
Are your children tingling to play themselves now? Would you like to enjoy a bit of peace and quiet before you make your way back? Then why not take a detour to Villeneuve-sur-Lot Park? Treat yourself to a sweet treat from Fabio's ice cream parlour on a short detour via the market square and Steinweg before crossing the Röden and the railway line once again and heading back to the leisure park via Ketschenbacher Straße.
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 you to stroll and relax with its walking paths, seating and relaxation 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, a "fun park" for skating, a football pitch, beach volleyball courts and more.
Children can let off steam in the adventure playground with pirate boat and on the climbing wall. A water playground with an Archimedean screw, raft and large muddy area awaits them on the shallow banks of the pond. Next door, on the spacious wooden terrace in the lakeside café, you can enjoy coffee and cake or a snack.
Neustadt bei Coburg
It's time to set off on your last stage, which takes 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 heading south and then following the signposted cycle path along the banks of the Röden after the bridge over the main road.
Are you one of the collectors of the famous Hummel figurines? You will now pass their factory. If you like, why not pay a visit to the Hummel shopping centre with its adjoining exhibition? Just after it, turn left and cycle via Dörfles bei Coburg back to the bike hire and then walk the short distance back to the railway station.
Start/EndeCoburg Nord Bahnhof