Both museums will be closed until autumn 2019 due to renovation work!
The town of Furth im Wald in the Upper Palatinate has two interesting municipal museums to offer. The historic city tower and the adjacent buildings house the 1st German Dragon Museum and the Landestorm Museum.
The Dragon Museum
Visitors to the Dragon Museum learn a great deal about the mythology of the dragons. The departments in the Dragon Museum are dedicated to a wide variety of aspects, from dragons in heroic legends and creation myths to modern fantasy and gothic tracks. But also the development of the nationally known Dragon Sting, the oldest German folk play, is taken up here. Finally, its origin can be traced back to the 15th century. Of course you can also have a look at the famous Further Dragon in its shelter.
The Landestorm Museum
Visitors can gain a deep insight into the Bavarian-Bohemian border history in the Landestormuseum, which is housed in the former hospital on Schlossplatz. The main topics are, among others, the situation of the expellees after the Second World War, bourgeois and peasant life in the 19th century as well as sacral art and popular piety. Life in the city was also strongly influenced by the glass industry and the location on Glasstraße, to which a separate department was dedicated.
Ascent of the city tower
If you visit the Dragon and Landestorm Museum, you should not miss an ascent of the Further City Tower. High above the roofs of the city you have a fantastic panoramic view over the village and the landscape of the Bavarian Forest.
How to get there
Furth im Wald lies in the district of Cham directly on the Czech border. The Bundesstraße 20 leads directly past the city. The museum is well signposted. Follow the brown signs with the inscription "Drachenmuseum".