Coburg

(redirected from Coburg, Germany)
Also found in: Dictionary.

Coburg

(kō`bo͝ork), city (1994 pop. 45,980), Bavaria, central W Germany, on the Itz River. Coburg's indsutries include lumber and paper milling, brewing, and the manufacture of glass, machinery, electrochemical equipment, and toys. Mentioned in the 11th cent., Coburg in 1353 passed to the house of WettinWettin
, German dynasty, which ruled in Saxony, Thuringia, Poland, Great Britain, Belgium, and Bulgaria. It takes its name from a castle on the Saale near Halle. The family gained prominence in the 10th cent.
..... Click the link for more information.
. It was the alternate capital (with Gotha) of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha from 1826 to 1918 and joined Bavaria in 1920. The large ducal castle (16th cent.) was the residence of Martin Luther in 1530. The city has a modern convention hall (1962).

Coburg

a city in E Germany, in N Bavaria. Pop.: 42 257 (2003 est.)
References in periodicals archive ?
The German machine-tool builders' association, VDW (Frankfurt), has chosen as its chairman Martin Kapp, 58, managing partner of Kapp Group (Coburg, Germany), a family controlled firm that makes gear-grinding machines under the Kapp and Niles brands.
Schumacher, who was with wife Gina and children Maria and Mick, was in Coburg, Germany, when he hit trouble on his way to the nearby airport.
BERNHARD SCHMITT, police spokesman in the town of Coburg, Germany, about a thief who just couldn't help himself.
Brose GmbH, a Tier One automotive supplier in Coburg, Germany, makes around 100 million sub-assemblies annually for door modules, seat adjustments, and window regulators.
It was purchased from Lasco - the pioneer in the field of hydraulic forging hammers - which is based in Coburg, Germany and has 135 years' experience in mechanical engineering.
Schillig International has been based in Coburg, Germany, for some 50 years.
Most gnomes are made in Coburg, Germany, and cost from pounds 5 to pounds 180.
I'm guessing that one of the palace minions - they had to hire a temporary staff to handle all the mail - was seeking a name and address for some official from the city of Coburg, Germany (population 42,000), in Bavaria, or perhaps Coburg, a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (population 24,000), one of which sent the couple a "delicious hamper."
One more gem about Coburg: It reportedly got its name after a local blacksmith brought a gorgeous stallion over from Coburg, Germany, and the townspeople were so impressed with the beast that the whole place became known, simply, as Coburg.