Traditionally grilled over pine cones and served in a bread roll (Brötchen).
To prevent the skin from splitting, heat in hot (not boiling) water for 5 minutes, dry and brush with beer before grilling for a dark brown colour.
Martin Luther was not able to proceed to the Diet of Augsburg, because he was under an Imperial ban at the time. Luther remained in Coburg for six months translating the Bible into German.
The Veste Coburg, or Coburg Fortress is one of the largest castles in Germany. On a hill above the town of Coburg, on the important trade route from Nuremberg via Erfurt to Leipzig. The town was controlled by the Dukes of Merania, the Counts of Henneberg, the House of Anhalt and then the House of Wettin, who were was awarded the status of Elector of Saxony in 1423.