Fürth is very close to Nuremberg (a little over 11 kilometres away), so it makes perfect sense to combine a city break to Nuremberg with a holiday in Fürth.
The historic city centre is located east and south of the rivers Rednitz and Pegnitz, which flow together northwest of the old town to form the Regnitz. In contrast to Nuremberg, the old town of Fürth was lucky enough to have been almost spared in the Second World War. So today you can still discover many beautifully preserved buildings around Gustavstrasse. The town hall, St Michael’s Church and the museums are further tourist attractions of the town. A stroll through the city park is not to be missed.
Holiday in Fürth – excursion tips
Fürth really surprised us. The „Clover City“ has some remarkable spots, great museums and lovely recreational areas. We loved exploring the area and experienced a lot.
Fürth is home to the Ludwig Erhard Centre. A documentation centre, exhibition, research facility and community centre that revolves around the life of Ludwig Erhard and his concepts of social market economy.
We enter an imposing, new building; the Jewish Museum in Fürth. A bright and inviting room with café and shop and friendly staff at the counters welcome the guests. We perceive an immediate wave of calm after all the excitement from the parish fair that takes place in front of the museum.
What an unusual hotel! There is a glass pyramid on the outskirts of Fürth – the Excelsior Hotel Nürnberg Fürth.
Travel information for Fürth
There is an international airport in the neighbouring city of Nuremberg. From there, you can get to Fürth within 30 minutes by underground. Alternatively, bus 33 goes directly from the airport to Fürth town hall.
Fürth can only be reached by regional express train. The nearest ICE stations are in Nuremberg, Würzburg or Erlangen.
Fürth is not served by long-distance bus lines. Here, too, the long-distance buses travel to Nuremberg and from there you can reach the city by public transport.
The A 3 and A 9 motorways first lead to the region around Fürth. From there, change to the A 73 in the direction of Fürth/Nuremberg.
Fürth lies on the Main-Danube Canal and has a harbour. Only excursion boats that travel from Nuremberg to Fürth stop here.
The long-distance hiking trails Aurach-Weg, Burggrafenweg, Jean-Haagen-Weg and Theodor-Bauer-Weg start in Fürth. The Magnificat Route of the Franconian Marian Way runs through the city.
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Local public transport
Fürth is integrated into the local public transport system of the Nuremberg metropolitan region.
The underground line 1 crosses the core city every 7 minutes and continues to Nuremberg.
Buses run through the city from the main railway station and the town hall. There are a total of eight bus lines and two night bus lines.
There are many one-way streets and traffic-calmed zones in the city centre. This makes it seem a bit complicated to get around the city.
There are only a few parking spaces in the city centre. Here you have to resort to the large multi-storey car parks for which a fee is charged.
South of the railway tracks there are some large pay and display car parks. For example, at the Hardhöhe underground station there is a Park&Ride car park (€1.50/day).