Schwabach is characterized by gold. Where this yellow precious metal is involved, then the smallest autonomous administrive district in Bavaria becomes one of the largest.

It is home not only to five companies that still perform the very rare handicraft of goldbeating, but in the Goldbox of its museum also shows how gold foil is produced.

The market square, with its lovingly restored townhouses and half-timbered-houses, its trendy shops and quaint old pubs, is one of the prettiest in thw whole of Franconian area.