The monument city of Fürth is a real insider tip. With one of the highest densities of monuments in Bavaria, the cloverleaf city enchants visitors with its unique building ensembles, quaint half-timbered houses and charming alleyways and courtyards. Especially the impressive town hall with its majestic tower. Many of the most beautiful highlights are close together, so you can explore Fürth on foot.
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Top 10 sights in Fürth
1. The City hall
The Fürth City hall rises majestically over the city and presents itself as the trademark of such in its architecture very special for its surrounding. The imposing 52 meters high tower is inspired by the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. The building expresses the self-image of the up-and-coming industrial city.
2. Fürths City Park
The City Park resembles the green heart of the City, leisure your soul and get some peace. Especially worthy to visit are its magical Fountain Court, the landscaped flowerbeds right next to the Auferstehungskirche, the Rose Garden that lies right next to the church, the imposing Hans-Schiller-Allee and the charming municipal school garden. A very special secret is the city park coffeeshop, which became a very hip café with its own Bakery. You can find it in the heart of the City Park.
3. The magnificent promenade
The two very impressive boulevards, Hornschuchpromenade and Königswarterstraße form in South Germany a unparalleled listed ensemble and is the prime example of the Fürth “Belle Époque”. Between the historical Sandstone-Houses lead back in the days the routes of the first in Germany running train and it is a true pleasure, to stroll through those historically streets.
The Gustavstreet, which lies idyllic in the heart of the old town, is not only known for Fürths best coffeeshops and pubs, its also a true Jewel of architectonic versatility. No house looks like the next one. Roof shapes, heights of the houses, styles and facade design change from one to another. Characteristics are the colourful slates on many buildings. Behind this, there lies often the original half-timbering. It’s worth a Visit.
5. Grüner Markt
Talking about the Gustavstreet, it’s impossible to not mention at least, the nearby Grünen Markt. This former market place served once as the heartpiec of the historical Town. You find many charming half-timbered houses, or prideful sandstone buildings with baroque tail gables, which speak of the up-swing that the city experienced in the 18th century. A favourite attraction is the Gauklerbrunnen with two figure puppets, which show acrobats and artists alike. In this impressive setting, many restaurants have found their home there.
6. City Theatre
The City Theatre counts without a doubt to one of the most prestige buildings in Fürth and counts to this day, as one of the most important landmarks of the city. In 1902 the renowned architects Helmer and Fellner erected the building in neo-baroque style. Two very exciting facts: The Citiy Theatre was the first building in Fürth with fully electronical lighting and it also has a twin, which stands right now in the Ukraine.
7. Fürths Churches
In the heart of Fürth, lies the church "St. Michael", which it’s founding started around 1100. It is still the one remaining existing building that survived the 30 year war. Highly recommended is a visit to the first ever romanian catholic church “Unsere Liebe Frau”, straight across the city theatre. The second oldest church in Fürth called "Auferstehungskirche" beams out a very graceful presence and is located in city park. In the south part of the city, reach and impress the churches of "St. Paul" and "St. Heinrich" to the sky.
8. The Meadow
The picturesque “meadow” expenses itself over impressively 700 hectares and surrounds Fürth Idyllic Rednitz-, Pegnitz, and Regnitz-Shires. Each of those churches are special and worthy of a visit. Very special highlights are the fairytale Pappelsteig, the very impressive Flussdreieck and the contemplative Kappenruh, a monument on the place, where Fürths first church, the renowned “Martinskapelle” was rumoured to call its home. For all those, who crave a calling to wander around, risk a view into our Wandering hints.
9. Old Jewish Cemetery
The cemetery, with its almost 20.000 square meters, counts to one of the oldest, greatest andmost important jewish cemeteries in Germany. It’s not surprising, that Fürth, for a long time was called the “Franconian Jerusalem”. The area is surrounded by a wall and is not publicly open. For those, who want walk on its ground, the touring “From what the stones witnessed”. There are traces all around the city of the jewish history that Fürth had with it’s Jewish People. A absolute highlight would be a visit to the Jewish Museum of Franconia.
10. Kißkalt Houses
The Kißkalt houses along the waterfront promenade stand out from the otherwise predominant sandstone due to their construction and the fascinating color scheme of the facades. The interaction with the adjacent river, the beautiful riverside promenade and the green meadow opposite creates a very special atmosphere. Especially during warm summer days and sunny autumn days a visit to the Kißkalt houses and the waterfront promenade is highly recommended.
Other highlights worth seeing in Fürth
Worth mentioning is the imposing Logenhaus, one of the most outstanding buildings of Fürth's historicism, the historic Berolzheimeranium, today the venue of the Comödie Fürth, the charming Lochner'sche Gartenhaus garden palace, as well as the many fountains such as the Centaurenbrunnen and the Dreiherrenbrunnen. Not forgetting the magnificent old brewhouse of the Humbser brewery.
Our insider Tip
If you keep your eyes open in the old town, you will also find really beautiful corners away from the main streets. In particular, the many hidden, lavishly renovated courtyards such as Stadlershof, Laubenhof, Kannengießerhof and Industriehof are worth more than one look. Incidentally, the enchanting flair of Fürth's Pfarrgasse, undoubtedly the most beautiful alleyway in Fürth, should definitely be explored during a visit to the city.