Once a fully separate town in northern Bavaria, Furth is now contiguous with the larger metropolitan city of Nuremberg. Over 1,000 years old, the town holds the remarkable status of remaining undamaged by World War II.
If the weather cooperates, the greatest attraction to Furth is a leisurely stroll amongst its historic city streets and beautiful Stadt Park. Visitors after some exercise could even embark on the two-hour riverside walk all the way to Nuremberg. Points of interest around the city include the Rathaus city hall, the Jewish Museum, and an open-air market located on Further Freiheit, the site of the first train in Germany.
The Fuerth Hauptbahnhof and Fuerth Rathaus stations are both served by Nuremberg’s U-Bahn system on the U1 line. The two city centres are a mere seven kilometres apart, so a ride from Nuremberg’s Hauptbahnhof to Furth takes less than 20 minutes. Visitors can easily navigate Furth itself on foot. There is also a local bus system and plenty of taxis available.
Though Furth has long lived in Nuremberg’s shadow, the town predates its neighbour. Furth was founded in 1007 and spent the following centuries as a small agricultural settlement with intermittent market privileges. Its connection to Nuremberg granted it the honour of hosting Germany’s first railway.