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Furth is situated in the south central quadrant of Germany in the northern Bavarian region. With a population of roughly 114,000 residents, it is certainly a big city with all of the amenities you would expect. To give you an idea of what is nearby, just west of town lies the Furth municipal forest, and to the east is Nuremberg. To the north you will find the fertile market and gardening area is also known as garlic country and south you will find the canal, beautiful meadows and wide winding roads. Twenty separate localities make up the town and each has their own different ambiance, which you will discover as you travel about.
One striking fact is that the unemployment rate has hovered just above 10% for the past several years, making for an interesting economy. The toy industry is big business in Furth, and many small distributors as well as small manufacturers can be found here. Brewing is also a staple economic resource, as is solar energy and the largest mail order company in Europe. Because of the abundance of large and medium size companies, housing is big business too and neighborhoods include suburban living as well as city dwellings which are especially popular among the younger crowd. Travel around Furth can be a challenge during rush hour, but has many ways to get where you're going including the large airport, buses, canal boats, railway, taxi and private car.
The main area for eating, drinking and casual entertainment is in Old Town where you will find a multitude of large and small establishments with quite a variety of tastes. Shopping is done mainly in the City Center Mall, and the many retails shops and large open market.
The local theatre puts on a wide range of shows, and the many museums include The Jewish Museum, Furth Radio Museum, Municipal Town Museum, Modern Art Museum and Gallery, and the Jakob-Henle-Haus which is home to a variety of technology. Because the city was largely spared during World War II, many of the older buildings still remain, and have some interesting stories of their own to explore. The parks, sports centers, and numerous festivals throughout the year will keep you entertained no matter when you visit. You might bring an umbrella in spring, and a heavy coat in winter since the temperatures range from 25 degrees up to 65 degrees during the summer.