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    Walking time 

    Pforzheim has 1,547 km of streets and paths. If you wanted to walk them all, assuming you walked four kilometers an hour, eight hours a day, it would take you 48 days. And, when you need to get home there are 311 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in Pforzheim.


    Assuming that every kilometer of street in Pforzheim has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then Pforzheim has more than 51,045 street lamps, which use 2.6 megawatts of electricity per hour. Over a number of years, that adds up to the amount of energy produced by a volcanic eruption.

    Local recreation 

    With a total area of 0.7 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 0.7% of Pforzheim’s total area, 98 square kilometers. That means each of Pforzheim’s 117,754 residents has an average of 6 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!


    When people in Pforzheim want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 224 cafés, restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlors, beer gardens, cinemas, nightclubs and theatres. If they were all lined up along a single street, it would need to be at least 1 km long.


    More than 190 sights and monuments, and far more than 456 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in Pforzheim. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, Pforzheim offers more than 24 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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