The almost 50 participants were offered a varied program: the first stop was a tour of the ehrenburg castle. In two groups, the participants were guided through the ceremonial rooms of the representative city residence by competent museum guides with an affinity for their homeland and were introduced to the history of the coburg dukes. That coburg not only has a lot to offer in terms of history, but also in terms of cuisine, was demonstrated in the traditional restaurant "goldenes kreuz" be tasted.
It is always a concern of the hospice association to deepen the idea of hospice and to make it more visible. And so the visit to the hospice in coburg was a focal point of the trip. The hospice – located in a residential area with single-family homes and colorful, well-tended gardens – is run by the caritas association, can accommodate eight patients (who are referred to as guests in the house) and has been in operation for a year. The average length of stay is 21 days. The hospice guests live in modern, very bright and friendly single rooms, all of which have access to the terrace. Visitors have the possibility to stay overnight with their relatives, each room is additionally equipped with a modern folding bed. The work in the hospice is based on the conviction that every seriously ill, dying person has an unconditional right to dignified and attentive support and the best possible care.
This attitude was very evident in the director of the facility, who took a lot of time for the visitors and answered their questions empathetically and competently. The occupancy rate of over 95 percent shows how important this facility is for coburg.
Very impressive and touching
For the guests from bad kissingen, the visit to the hospice was very impressive and touching. Because he showed them that life is also lived in a hospice – so the visitor can also read: "time to live – lifetime", that the last phase of life still allows many possibilities for design, and that this time is often experienced by people as particularly valuable.
On the way home, there was time to stop at the golf course in tambach for coffee and cake to round off the eventful day.