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Discover the history of the rulers in Fürth

The triumvirate

Fürth is a city rich in history and stories, with an abundance of traditions and customs. The city is also very conscious of its history.

Many of the qualities that distinguish the modern cloverleaf city and make it so unique are owed to historical facts, events and developments.



One of these particularities was the centuries-long triumvirate by which it was ruled.  The Archdiocese of Bamberg, the margraves of Ansbach and the imperial city of Nuremberg all vied for power in Fürth. Though disadvantageous in many ways, it also held positive aspects.

The city adroitly played off the parties against each other, ultimately resulting in conditions in Fürth that were freer, more liberal and tolerant than in any other city in Bavaria. These conditions laid the foundations for the cloverleaf city becoming a bastion of Jewish life. However, it also created the prerequisites for the people who were born and raised here becoming known far beyond the city limits, because their thinking and actions were shaped by the same boundless spirit.

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