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Schwabach Overview

Schwabach is a German city of about 40,000 inhabitants near Nuremberg (Nuremberg vacation rentals | Nuremberg travel guide), in the center of the region of Franconia in the North of Bavaria. The city is an autonomous administrative district. Schwabach is also the name of a river which runs through the city prior joining the Rednitz. Schwabach is famous for its crafts made of gold, and particularly gold foil. In 2004, Schwabach celebrated this tradition with an anniversary festival marking "500 years gold foil in Schwabach".

Around the year 1500 a local typesetter developed the "Schwabacher" font. This font was used for printing the first bible in German translation, which had been worked out by Martin Luther. Schwabach is also the birthplace of composer Adolf von Henselt, the botanist Johann Gottfried Zinn, the biologist Ralf Baumeister and one of the developers of mp3, Bernhard Grill. It ws often visited by Albrecht Dürer.

Things to See in Schwabach

Städtische Galerie im Bürgerhaus

Stadtmuseum

Stadtkirche St. Johannes und St. Martin

Franzosenkirche

St. Jakobus Unterreichenbach

Kärwa, the city beer festival held in September

Goldschlägernacht

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More about the History of Schwabach

Between 600-700, Schwabach was first mentioned, referring to a settlement along the river. In 1346 the city wall was built. Then in 1371 municipal law was established. Schwabach became an autonomous administrative district in 1972. In 2004, the city celebrated its 500-year anniversary in the gold foil industry.

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Schwabach is a German city of about 40,000 inhabitants near Nuremberg, in the center of the region of Franconia in the North of Bavaria. The city is an autonomous administrative district. Schwabach is also the name of a river which runs through the city prior joining the Rednitz. Schwabach is famous for its crafts made of gold, and particularly gold foil. In 2004, Schwabach celebrated this tradition with an anniversary festival marking "500 years gold foil in Schwabach".

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