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Municipal park

Short facts

  • Fürth

Time to unwind in a green oasis, also called "the secret love of Fürth inhabitants".

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. 
 
Its history dates back to the mid nineteenth century when Johann Wilhelm Engelhardt, machine factory owner and richest man in Fürth, had trees and shrubs planted around the edges of the old cemetery. Since then it has expanded continually until it was officially christened the municipal park at the beginning of the 20th century. Although the park was devastated during the destructive years of the Second World War, the green landmark was soon to offer Fürth inhabitants hope and relaxation once again.

In the early fifties, former director of city parks, Hans Schiller, ordered the creation of a completely new municipal park ensuring that surviving trees were included in the layout. Fürth organised the major ‘Grünen und Blühen’ garden show in May 1951, providing the ideal backdrop for the opening of the new municipal park. But this is just half the story. Despite the fact that the national garden show was taking place at the same time in Hanover, a million visitors came to Fürth contrary to expectations and made the opening an unforgettable success.

Nürnberger Straße 15

90762 Fürth

Deutschland


General information

Other Furnishing/Equipment
  • Children's Playground (outdoors)
Directions

Buslinien 39, 173, 174, 177, 178, 179 bis Haltestelle Fürther Freiheit

 

Stand: Dezember 2018

 

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