ANSBACH, Germany (April 21, 2017) – “Was ist los in Franken?” details off-post community events and activities occurring throughout Middle, Lower and Upper Franconia.
Frühlingsfest – Bad Windsheim
The annual spring fest in Bad Windsheim ongoing through April 23 offers rides, live music and regional food daily, starting at 2 p.m. at the Festplatz am Schießwasen. For more details check Fruehlingsfest.
Spring Awakening in Rothenburg
The city of Rothenburg is hosting a series of spring events, like decorating fountains or culinary walks or guided tours now through the end of April. To learn more, visit Rothenburg
Spring Fest in Nürnberg
The Nürnberg spring Volksfest, the largest of its kind in northern Bavaria, takes place on the Festplatz on Bayernstraße (near Dutzendteich) until May 1. To learn more about opening hours and program details visit Volksfest
Tag des Bieres in Fränkischer Schweiz
It is beer seasoning opening day in ‚Franconia’s Switzerland’ Saturday, April 22, which is celebrated with a five-brewery hiking tour between Weißenohe, Gräfenberg, Hohenschwärz and Thuisbronn. A free shuttle bus takes guests around, who have had enough hiking. To find out more, visit Fränkische Schweiz – Tag des Bieres
Tag des Bieres – Bad Windsheim
The outdoor museum Bad Windsheim is celebrating the Day of the Beer Sunday, April 23, with home-brewed beer created in the little Hofbräuhaus of 1699. To learn more about the museum, go to www.freilandmuseum.de.
Beer Festival – Bamberg
Bamberg is celebrating the annual “Day of the Beer” with a three day festival on April 23 downtown Bamberg. To learn more, visit Bamberg Bierfest.
Burgbernheim is hosting a running competition called “Berglauf” (hill run) Sunday, April 23. Distances vary from 600 meters (Bambini) to 2 kilometers for students, and 5.2 and 13.6 kilometers for more ambitious runners, all starting between 9:30 and 11:55 a.m. To learn more about the event, visit www.tsvburgbernheim.de or Berglauf.
Georgi-Jahrmarkt in Dinkelsbühl
Dinkelsbühl is hosting a market in conjunction with an open shop Sunday, April 23. The market with vendors offering local products is open 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., while the other stores open 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. To learn more, visit Georgimarkt.
Night Market Nürnberg
The next Nürnberg night market, a flea market that starts at 6 p.m. and lasts well into the night, supported by a Thai food kitchen, takes place at the Parks on Berliner Platz 9 April 28. Admission is 1 euro. Visit Nightmarket to learn more.
Spring fest in Neuendettelsau
A spring fest is scheduled for April 28 through May 1 in Neuendettelsau downtown at Sternplatz. In addition, a flea market takes place Saturday morning, April 29, and stores will be open Sunday, April 30, and Monday, May 1. To learn more, visit Frühlingsfest.
Jazz & Blues Open in Wendelstein
A Jazz & Blues open takes place in Wendelstein April 28 through May 5 in different locations. Learn more details at www.jazzandbluesopen.de.
Rothenburg spring and open shop Sunday
Rothenburg is hosting a spring city fest with lots of vendor, booths, shows and other attractions downtown April 29 and 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; in addition stores will be open for shoppers Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. To learn more, visit Rothenburg Spring.
Pottery Market in Nürnberg
A pottery market is scheduled for April 29 and 30 downtown Nürnberg at the Hauptmarkt (main market). Opening hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To learn more, visit Töpfermarkt.
The Brombachsee, one of the lakes south of Ansbach, is featured in a family adventure day April 29, starting at 1 p.m. in Absberg and other locations. Sports and games, arrow shooting, stand-up paddling and a treasure hunt via boat expect the visitors. To learn more, visit Brombachsee.
Maibaumfest in Herrieden
The town of Herrieden is putting up their traditional Maibaum tree Sunday, April 30 and celebrate this fact with a little music, grilled Wurst and beer from 2:30 to 6 p.m. at the Marktplatz. To learn more, visit Maibaumfest Herrieden.
Simon & Garfunkel tribute in Dinkelsbühl
The duo Graceland covers the hits by Art Garfunkel and Paul Simon at the Landestheater Dinkelsbühl (Dr.-Martin-Luther-Straße 10) April 30 at 7 p.m. Learn more at Graceland.
German holiday on May 1
May 1 is Tag der Arbeit, the German ‘Labor Day,’ and is a nationally observed holiday, which means that stores and businesses will remain closed and public transportation services will be reduced. In larger cities demonstrations and parades organized by unions or political parties can be expected.
Volksmarch hiking days
Volksmarches or “Internationale Wandertage” are a form of non-competitive physical fitness training, which takes the participants through some of the most beautiful landscapes in Germany. The walking distance varies from 5 to 10 or 20 kilometer routes on scenic trails through forests, along rivers and lakes or around historic sites. There is no set start time, but a window of time for hikers to start the route, and finish it at their own pace. Trails are typically marked well along the way. Many trails are stroller-friendly and provide great opportunity to explore the countryside. After the walk the local hiking clubs usually offer food and drink in a hall or tent, sometimes even at a half-way point. Avid hikers can get a hiking passport stamped each place they participate, and many clubs reward their visitors with a small token. To learn more about hiking in Germany, visit DVV Wandern.
Wandertag in Hohenfels
The Hohenfels Volksmarch (5, 10 and 20 km) takes place April 29 and 30, starting 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and 7 a.m. to noon Sunday. Starting point is Keltensaal-Kulturzentrum (Dekan-Schnitterstr. 3, 92366 Hohenfels).
Wandertag in Bamberg
The Bamberg hiking days May 6 & 7 take the hikers over a 6 or 11 kilometer distance. Starting times are 7 a.m. to noon on both days; start and finish point is the Graf Stauffenberg Schule (Kloster Langheim Str. 11, 96050 Bamberg). To learn more, visit Bamberg Volksmarch.