The market square, known locally as the 'Green Market', is now the finest square in Fürth.
When the city was granted market rights in the early Middle Ages, residents were allowed to hold a weekly or annual market. The privilege of ‘market peace’ came with this, placing the square, goods and merchants under the king’s protection - a boom in business was virtually guaranteed.
Generally, market rights were followed by a city charter. However, the inhabitants of Fürth had to wait a several hundred years for this. It finally came in 1818 when ‘Market Fürth’ was given the title of a first class city and was allowed to govern its own affairs.
Unfortunately none of the surrounding buildings we see today date back to the Middle Ages. This can be attributed to the Thirty Years’ War when everything except St Michael’s Church was destroyed.
A popular addition to the market square is the 'Jugglers’ Fountain'. Designed in 2004 by Harro Frey, the work features two groups of acrobats and artistes and is a celebration of street performances in earlier times.
Alle öffentlichen Verkehrsmittel bis Fürth Rathaus
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