Hotels in Coburg
The serviceable Hotel Blankenburg, which is about a 10-minute walk from the Marktplatz, is now affiliated with the Best Western hotel marketing group. Its invitingly rustic Restaurant Krautergarten, with raised-hearth open fireplace and beamed ceilings, has been a favorite in the region for several decades. Most of the vegetables, herbs and spices used by the Krautergarten's kitchen are grown in its private garden.
Perhaps a more upscale overnight choice - though we must caution that we have no first-hand experience with it - is the Goldene Traube, part of the Romantic Hotels & Restaurants combine.
The "Hidden Treasures" series reports on places consistent with a philosophy of travel that seeks places English-speaking tourists seldom visit. For the most part, Hidden Treasures will be geographically defined; villages, towns, even regions. But a Hidden Treasure can also be a hotel, a restaurant, a gallery, a fountain, a vista, a country road, a museum, anything or anyplace, as long as it's worthy of your attention and is off the radar screen of most English-speaking tourists. Though some will be neither 'hidden' - a word that hardly applies to a town on every map of Europe - nor quite reach the 'treasure' level, we think you'll find all merit your consideration.