© Julia Stiller

Must sees in Fürth

Sightseeing

Our Top 10 Must-sees in Fürth

Discover monuments, squares and famous streets!

 

 

1 Town hall

This monumental building was contructed between 1840 and 1850 from the plans of Eduart Bürklein in the classical style of the famous architect Friedrich von Gärtner.

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© Fei Shiyu
© Erich Malter

2 Municipal park

The municipal park with its rose gardens, playgrounds, lawns and pond graced with swans provides a green oasis for people to relax and while away the day.

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3 St. Michael’s Church and Kirchenplatz

The Michaelskirche is the oldest edifice in Fürth. The beginnings of this fortified church date back to 1100. As befitted the erstwhile small market town, St. Michael is only a simple, relatively unadorned village church.

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© Hajo Dietz
© Julia Stiller

4 Green Market and the Jugglers' Fountain

Fürth was almost totally destroyed in the Thirty Years’ War, so the houses here date from the latter half of the 17th century. Apart from simple half-timbered buildings there are sandstone houses with baroque curved gables documenting the rise of the town in the 18th century.

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5 Old Jewish cemetery

Despite acts of desecreation during the Nazi period, the cemetery, which covers 20,000 square meters and once stood on the edge of town, is to this day one of the most impressive stone testaments to Jewish life in Fürth.

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© Erich Malter
© Erich Malter

6 Gustavstraße

Gustavstraße was the most important street in former times. Nowadays it is the heart of the local pub scene and a popular meeting point, especially in the evening.

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7 Hornschuchpromenade and Königswarterstraße

These two boulevards from the period of rapid industrial expansion are among the most beautiful in Fürth. From 1883 to 1904 manorial houses representative of the upper classes were constructed with rich sandstone adornments between Luisenstraße and Jakobinenstraße.

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© Erich Malter
© Thomas Langer

8 Municipal theatre

One of the most splendid buildings in Fürth is the Municipal Theatre, built by the famous Viennese architects Hellner and Felmer in the neo-baroque style in 1902.

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9 Fürther Freiheit and Paradise Fountain

The square now called the "Fürther Freiheit" is where the first railway, the Adler, arrived in 1835. The Paradise Fountain depicts a Garden of Eden with a couple, paradisiacal animals, a natural tree and a spouting waterwork.

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© BMPA Fürth
© Margit Hofmann

10 Centaur Fountain

The first „Art fountain“ was designed by Rudolf Maison in 1890 as a monument to the first German railway (1835) and the establishment of the central water supply (1877). It depicts man’s harnessing of the force of nature.

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