Campus Design

After a disastrous fire in 1999, a new phase started for the Coburg Hofbräuhaus. In the past, this historic site was famous for its art of brewing, but today, after an extensive restoration and re-establishment of the building, a center for innovative design and services was created.
As a meeting point, the building offers opportunities for students, freelancers, companies, and entrepreneurs related to design and services to effectively unite teaching and practice.
The concept of bringing the idea of design into medium-sized companies and thereby strenghthening local businesses has been implemented successfully for many years by Coburg University, the city of Coburg and a real estate holding company.



With the various 3D printers on our campus, students can quickly create and test even highly complex parts.


The laser cutter enables students to produce two-dimensional parts quickly and accurately from different materials for mockups or final models.

3-axis CNC milling machine

On the 3-axis CNC milling machine, parts for models can be machined in a wide variety of materials. Model making foams, which are subsequently painted, are particularly often processed.

Electrical workshop

Here students learn how to handle electrical components for use in products and have the opportunity to implement this in models.

Coating booth

The spray booth is equipped with a suction system and a compressed air connection for spray guns.

Wood workshop

Here the students have access to machines such as a circular saw, grinding machines, box column drills and a lathe for woodworking.

Metal workshop

For the production of metal components, the metal workshop has a large fleet of machines including lathes, welding cabins and a sheet metal bending machine.

Plastics workshop

Here the students have machines at their disposal for the creation of models from pattern making foams and thermoforming parts.

Plaster workshop

In the plaster workshop, models made of plaster or clay can be produced, as well as moulds for casting parts made of other materials. Ceramics can also be processed.


Material laboratory

Specially tailored to the needs of designers, material.labor, especially the electronic material.datenbase, enables your users to conduct material and problem-oriented research. information. Collect knowledge.


  • 20 CAD workstations Rhinoceros, Solid Works
  • 20 DTP workstations
  • 10 Wacom Boards

Photo studio

Students have access to digital cameras and a photo studio with professional flash equipment.


The Designcampus has its own cafeteria where students are offered a variety of hot and cold dishes daily.


The library section at Campus Design has a wide range of services tailored to the study programmes.


Coburg is not a metropolis, that much is clear. Those who nevertheless venture into the “province” will be positively surprised. Because this beautiful old city in the middle of Germany offers a lot of culture and nature in addition to a challenging study.

The Upper-Franconian city of Coburg is located in the north of Bavaria, next to the Thuringian Forest. But is has more to offer than just trees. For a city of 42.000 inhabitants, it offers a large variety of cultural attractions. Highlights include the Design Days, open-air concerts at the “Schlossplatz”, the biggest samba festival outside Brazil, and the museum nights. Additionally, there is the regional theater including its musicals and actors, the big cinema, and lots of pubs, cafés, bars and restaurants in the traditional streets of the old city.

In the summer, people gather at the numerous beer gardens of the town – for Upper Franconia has the highest concentration of breweries in the world. About 1000 different kinds of beer are brewed in this area, ranging from pilsner and stouts to smoked beer and even Zwickelbeers and “Festbier”, which is brewed just for festivals.