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Sonneberg town hall
Sonneberg town hall
Coat of arms of Sonneberg
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Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Sonneberg
Mayor Sibylle Abel (CDU)
Basic statistics
Area 45.44 km2 (17.54 sq mi)
Elevation 330-640 m
Population 23,516  (31 December 2006)
 - Density 518 /km2 (1,340 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate SON
Postal codes 96501 – 96515
Area code 03675
Location of the town of Sonneberg within Sonneberg district

Sonneberg is a German city in the south of Thuringia. The nearest large city is Coburg. The population of Sonneberg is about 20,000 people. The mayor of the city is Sibylle Abel.

Sister cities



  • Schlauaquarium Nautiland
  • Heimattiergarten
  • German Toy Museum
  • Astronomiemuseum


  • Sternwarte
  • Citychurch St.Peter
  • Militarychuch St. Aegidien
  • Old City hall
  • New City hall
  • House of AOK
  • Main station

Regular meetings

  • International Jazz Days of Sonneberg
  • Sonneberger Vogelschießen
  • Sonneberger Kneipenfest
  • Sonneberger Musikmeile
  • Doll Theater Weeks
  • International Doll Festival (with Neustadt bei Coburg)
  • City festival


  • B 89 Konach-Meiningen
  • A 73 Nürnberg-Coburg-Suhl about 15 km away from Sonneberg there is the Connectionpoint Neustadt bei Coburg-Sonneberg. It is next to Coburg.
  • With the train to Coburg and to Eisenach
  • Next airports in Coburg and Suhl