The city theatre at Königstrasse 116 ranks as one of Fürth's most magnificent buildings.
It was completed in just 14 months between 1901 and 1902 and was the first building in the city to be powered by electricity. Baroque was a popular style for theatres at the time, on the one hand, because of its festive appearance, and on the other because theatre had enjoyed a high status in the baroque period.
The facade is dominated by the large arched entrance portal with an imposing visual effect. Reliefs of Mozart and Schiller and busts of Wagner, Beethoven, Goethe and Lessing decorate the side facades as symbols of the theatre's repertoire and reflect the tastes of the educated middle class of the day.
Overall though the style is historicist, in that elements from various epochs were used to create something new. By contrast, the auditorium is neo-rococo and shimmers in gold, white and red like a beautiful ornate violin case. A little-known fact is that our theatre has a twin in the Ukrainian town of Czernowitz on St Elizabeth’s Square. It was built after Fürth city theatre and was opened in 1905.
All means of public transport until stop "Rathaus"
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