The doll museum in Coburg shows dolls in all their diversity and the history that goes with it. The exhibition presents the development of the play doll from the porcelain doll to the turtle doll. On a tour of the museum you'll hear stories about the exhibits, sniff the scent of the fashion ladies and even taste the taste of the 1950s. Behind various doors, especially the young visitors of the doll museum can make great discoveries. Numerous elements also invite you to play and participate.
The permanent exhibition of the doll museum is divided into 4 departments:
- "Childhood and Family": In this part of the exhibition, you will learn interesting facts about child rearing through toys in the 19th century.
- "The toy region between Coburg and Gotha": This section presents materials and manufacturers of the various exhibits in the museum.
- "Fascination Doll": Here you can learn a lot about the development from the character doll to today's play doll.
- "Collecting dolls": This part of the museum contains special features such as miniature porcelain, tea dolls, vending machines and artist dolls by museum founder Carin Lossnitzer.
Today's doll museum is located in a historic residential and commercial building from the 18th / 19th century. The famous poet Friedrich Rückert lived here for several years and also met his wife Luise Wiethaus-Fischer here.
The museum was opened on 14 July 1987 by Carin and Dr Hans Lossnitzer. Since her childhood Carin Lossnitzer has played passionately with dolls. With her several times awarded "Sabber-Babies" and the "Children from all over the world" Carin Lossnitzer found national and international recognition as a doll artist.
Since May 2007, the Coburg Doll Museum has been in the care of the City of Coburg. From 2012 to 2015, the entire museum was renovated and the permanent exhibition redesigned.
How to get there
If you come via the motorway A 73 Bamberg - Erfurt, take the exit "Coburg Süd". Follow the signs for Innenstadt/ Kongresshaus. From here there are signs to the doll museum. Please enter "Steingasse" as your address in the navigation system.
Unfortunately, the museum does not have its own parking spaces. But parking is available in the Mauer multi-storey car park (also signposted as the "Innenstadt" multi-storey car park) with a 5-minute walk across the market square in the direction of Ehrenburg Palace. Just under 10 minutes on foot are from the free large car park at Anger. Disabled parking is available at the Moritzkirche or Theaterplatz.
By public transport
From Coburg main station take the city bus to Theaterplatz (all lines in the direction of the city centre), from there it is only a 5-minute walk in the direction of Ehrenburg. Lines 1, 5, 6 and 7 stop diagonally opposite the museum at the "Ehrenburg" stop.