Furth im Wald

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Furth im Wald
Coat of arms of Furth im Wald
Coat of arms
Furth im Wald   is located in Germany
Furth im Wald
Furth im Wald
Location of Furth im Wald within Cham district
Furth im Wald in CHA.svg
Coordinates: 49°18′35″N 12°50′24″E / 49.30972°N 12.84000°E / 49.30972; 12.84000Coordinates: 49°18′35″N 12°50′24″E / 49.30972°N 12.84000°E / 49.30972; 12.84000
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Upper Palatinate
District Cham
 • Mayor Sandro Bauer (CSU)
 • Total 67.00 km2 (25.87 sq mi)
Elevation 407 m (1,335 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total 9,047
 • Density 140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 93437
Dialling codes 0 99 73
Vehicle registration CHA
Website www.furth.de

Furth im Wald is a town in Bavaria, Germany, near the Czech border in the Bavarian Forest, 16 kilometres (9.9 miles) northeast of Cham, and 17 kilometres (11 miles) southwest of Domažlice. The city is known as Drachenstadt (Dragon City), a reference to Furth im Wald's annual Drachenstich (Slaying of the Dragon) play. The Drachenstich, originally part of a Corpus Christi procession, was first mentioned in 1590. As one of the oldest folk plays in the German language, each year actors re-enact the legend of Saint Georg slaying the dragon.[2] In 2010, the play became notable for using the world's largest walking robot, an animatronic dragon called Tradinno.

Twin towns[edit]

Furth im Wald is twinned with:


Impressions from „Slaying of the Dragon“[3]

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

Memorial plate Aloys Fischer in Furth


  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). September 2018. 
  2. ^ "Drachenstich Festspiele". Drachenstich-Festspiele e.V. Retrieved 2016-10-02. 
  3. ^ Bohnenstengel, A. (2002): Bayern, Page 132–139