Calleberg Castle is proud to host the shooting museum by the German Shooting Association – highlighting the ducal family’s long-standing connection to the DSB organization – Duke Ernst II of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha founded the German Shooting Association in 1861 and Prinz Andreas is currently the protector of the German Shooting Association.
The German Shooting Museum at Callenberg Castle presents in a vivid and entertaining way the history and the fascinating variety of shooting from the beginnings in prehistoric times to the exciting sport shooting in recent days.
The German Shooting Museum is one of the newest museums in the region. The museum presents its cultural history using mixed media and modern technology – such as the highly popular shooting stand simulator on the 2nd floor of the museum.
The Museum also displays fascinating antiques related to shooting history. Highlights include the “Red Man” from Kronach (1720) (one of the most famous shooting discs), the pistols of Pierre de Coubertins (the founder of the modern Olympic Games) and a collection of original Olympic torches (Berlin-1936, Munich-1972 and all of the summergames torches from Seoul-1988 to Peking 2008).
The attached PDF (German only) includes further details on the German Shooting Museum. In addition, please also visit the German Shooting Association website at : www.dsb.de/tradition/historie/schuetzenmuseum/
Visitors are welcome to stroll through the German Shooting Museum at their own pace. However, guided tours are also available with knowledgeable and experienced guides. For detailed information on opening times, tours and prices, please see the Visitors tab.
German Shooting Association
Deutscher Schützenbund e.V.
Stefan Grus M.A.
Leiter Deutsches Schützenmuseum
German Shooting Museum flyer 2010 (pdf 0,6 MB)