More than 200.000 people come to visit the International Samba Festival every year at the second weekend of July in the Franconian city at the Itz. The Samba festival started just with a few thousand visitors. Now it is the biggest Samba Festival outside of Brasilia. 3.000 Sambistas will turn the city of Coburg again into “Franconian Rio”. Highlight of the festival will be the colorful Samba-Parade through the alleys and streets of Coburg.