Porcelain history

In 1871, Franz Detleff Goebel founded with his son William a factory
in Oeslau near Coburg, which in 1879 started its porcelain production
and mainly produced decorative articles and figurines.
In the 1930s, the founder’s grandson Franz Goebel made an exclusive
contract with Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel allowing him to make
porcelain figurines based on the Franciscan Sister’s drawings of children.
These Hummel figurines became bestsellers as of 1935, especially
in the USA, and valued collectors’ objects. After insolvency and
a change of ownership, spin-off of the Hummel range in 2008 and
concentration on Giving and Living, Goebel Porcelain in 2010 was
taken over by PM Kapital & Co KG from Bad Staffelstein which also is
shareholder at Kaiser Porcelain. Production of the ceramic figurines
which are popular throughout the world is continued by Hummel
Manufactory GmbH in Rödental.

Mostly unknown are the manufactories J. Walther & Son, Fischer & Co
GmbH and Wilhelm Isberner & Co GmbH which produced porcelain
from the 1920s until the 1940s in area Oeslau.


Goebel Porcelain GmbH and Hummel Manufactory GmbH are offering
factory sales in this city of ceramics and dolls. During a guided
tour through the manufactory, you can also watch the Hummel
Manufactory’s artists and artisans at work.
Picturesquely situated above Itz valley, Rosenau Palace presents
ceramic objects from the Veste Coburg art collections. Focusing on
German ceramics, the exhibition shows traditional ceramic vessels
like vases and bowls, wall reliefs, abstract and figurative sculptures
as well as conceptual objects. And then, the English-romantic landscape garden around Rosenau invites you to relax and to dream.

  • Weddings at Rosenau Palace’s marble hall
  • Lauterburg Castle situated at a nature trail
  • Tour to the dolls’ paradise (Neustadt – Rödental – Coburg) | Info: www.coburg-tourist.de
  • Christmas Market (note date)