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Welcome to the cloverleaf city
Give yourself time to get to know Fürth, the city with the cloverleaf crest. You will be surprised just how many interesting, unexpected and charming things there are to discover. Celebrating a history of over one thousand years, today’s Fürth is also a modern, multicultural city, where science, technology and the harvesting of solar energy sit well with authentic Franconian hospitality and a lively cultural scene.
Hornschuchpromenade_Hajo Dietz

No city in Bavaria has more historic buildings per capita than Fürth.
Photo: Dietz

A history in architecture

These are best represented by the town hall and the theatre. In the old part of the city, the different house styles impressively reflect Fürth’s development from a small market town to a thriving industrial centre. Not to be missed are the group of town houses in Hornschuchpromenade and Königswarterstraße. Here, in 1835, the residents leaned out of the windows to watch the trains travel down Germany’s first railway track. Fürth also features modern architecture: Hotel-Pyramide, the Riverside Estate, the South City Park and the golf park exemplify the town’s innovative architectural style und design.

Kirchweihvorbericht 2013

The Michaeliskirchweih in October, the “Queen of the Franconian Fairs“, has been attracting people from far and wide for almost 900 years.
Photo: Mittelsdorf

Celebrations to the limit

This is the number one street festival in Bavaria and the mixture of market and funfair has its own special charm. But there are many other celebratory occasions, such as the New Orleans music festival, the summer night theatrical plays, the Fürth festival, the two Christmas markets and the festival of wine.

The people of Fürth certainly know how to have a good time, especially at the summer night ball in the illuminated municipal park, the biggest open air ball in southern Germany. Twice a year the idyllic old town hosts the colourful Grafflmarkt (flea market), packed with bric-a-brac and second-hand goods. A great opportunity for collectors and the chance to experience Franconian conviviality!

Fürth comedians Volker Heißmann and Martin Rassau are famous nation- wide. In their own theatre, the Comödie Fürth, many well-known cabaret artists and boulevard-theatre groups take the stage. Photo: Mittelsdorf

For culture vultures

Fürth's municipal theatre is the crème de la crème when it comes to art and culture in grand style. Offering challenging touring plays and numerous productions of its own, it is highly regarded far beyond the city limits. Fans of alternative cabaret, extravagant jazz and daring theatre productions are regulars at the Kulturforum or the Kofferfabrik.

Every two years, the International Klezmer-Festival attracts music lovers from all over the world to Fürth. Another magical highlight for the city and the surrounding region is the International Puppet Theatre Festival.

A history going back more than a thousand years demands to be told. The programme of guided walks through Fürth, organised by the tourist information office, offers you a variety of tours. These deal with the city’s history, especially its Jewish past, its famous people, the historical buildings, and the unique character of the Fürth locals. With the help of a portable audio-visual guide, let Ludwig Erhard, Max Grundig and Gustav Schickedanz – some of Fürth’s famous sons – show you around the city.

How about a lively tour of the local taverns, to acquaint yourself with the life, loves and drinking habits of the clover-leaf city through the centuries?

FontänenbrunnenStadtpark_Hajo Dietz

The locals just love their municipal park, which was built in 1951 for a garden show. This is the green heart of Fürth, a wonderful oasis where you can go for a leisurely stroll and take a break from everyday life.
Photo: Dietz

Oases in the city centre

The park’s cafe (Stadtparkcafe) is the perfect place to enjoy a cappuccino or glass of wine after a guided tour of the city.

In the southern part of Fürth, on ground that once housed an army barrack, a new spacious park has been built. A boules area, skating rink, streetball field, climbing wall and a large activity playground provide opportunities for sport and fun.

Relax at the "Fürthermare", a thermal baths and adventure pool complex opened in 2007. Enjoy a swim in the curative thermal water or try out the sauna built in Mallorquin style.

Skateranlage

Whether their preference is for culture, sport or adventure, children really get their money’s worth in Fürth. Photo: Gaßner

An adventure world for children

In Fürth, children really get their money’s worth. The theatre performances in the Kulturforum and city theatre, or the adventure campaigns of the “child-friendly town” network and the school of fantasy, are only some examples of what the city has to offer. On adventure tours, children really get to know Fürth, while the local museums offer them creative and physical challenges.

Children can let off steam on any one of the numerous adventure playgrounds in the city, the most beautiful being located in the centre of the municipal park (Stadtpark). For those who like sport the city organises a children’s run in summer and the Fürthermare adventure pool promises the ultimate experience for young bathing enthusiasts.

In nearby Zirndorf the Playmobil-FunPark is a major attraction for families with young children.

Die Läufer an der Uferpromenade. Foto: Mittelsdorf

Some of the 6,400 participants in the Metropolmarathon 2013 make their way doen the Uferpromenade. Foto: Mittelsdorf

Keeping fit by being active

Fürth has a lot to offer sports enthusiasts. Former German football champions, Greuther Fürth, are currently well placed to regain promotion back into the Bundesliga. The Metropolmarathon draws widespread acclaim throughout Germany and over 40,000 spectators came to see the event this year, while the City Run and Fair Run are traditional events with huge local support.

There is also a well-constructed network of bicycle lanes in Fürth. The city lies on the Paneuropa cycle-way from Prague to Paris and there is a popular bicycle lane alongside the river Regnitz. They are ideal starting points for cycling tours.

In addition, the various parks, meadows and the woods are just perfect for jogging or walking. Golf, boules, beach-volleyball and snooker tournaments are held here and played with some passion by the local people.

 

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