The Fürth District is much more urban than most Bavarian Districts. Many of the residents here commute to Nuremberg to work. But the fourteen municipalities that make up this district each have their own personalities, and some of them boast beginnings even older than Franconia‘s largest city.
Fürth District Map
Towns & Villages in the Fürth District
For example, located on the Zenn River in the southwest of the district, Langenzenn has a history dating back to 1360. Take some time to explore its old post office, town hall and Gothic Evangelical Church. Or check out the Church of St. Michael in the town of Fürth, which started in the 12th century and still features a 45-meter tower that has been around for nearly 600 years.
If you have children, they will love a visit to Zirndorf, headquarters of the Brandstätter Group, which produces Playmobil toys. The Playmobil FunPark is here, where the kids can play to their hearts’ content.
Your children may also take an interest in the town of Stein, which has always been home to Faber-Castell, the famous maker of pencils, pens, pastels, crayons and drawing instruments. Established in 1761, it is said to be Germany’s oldest industrial company.
Then every other Friday, you can go shopping at the Farmer’s Market in Oberasbach. Among the items you can buy are fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers, meat and sausages, poultry, eggs, and noodles, cheeses, herbs, spices, and oils. You will surely feel right at home.