ANSBACH, Germany (March 3, 2017) – “Was ist los in Franken?” details off-post community events and activities occurring throughout Middle, Lower and Upper Franconia.
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.
Wandertag in Rothenburg
One of the first hiking events of the year in the area takes place in Rothenburg March 4 and 5. Distances to cover include 6, 11 and 21 km. Meeting point is the Sporthalle on Erlbacher Str. 5; starting times are 7 a.m. – noon Saturday, and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. for 6 and 11 km distances and 7 a.m. to noon for 21 km. To learn more, visit Rothenburg Wandertag
Night owl flea market in Schwabach
A flea market for night owls takes place at the Markgrafensaal Schwabach (Ludwigstraße 16) March 4 from 6 p.m. until midnight. Food booths and DJ music entertain the visitors while shopping. To learn more, visit Nachteulenmarkt
Royal Guitar Club in Ansbach
The Royal Guitar Club is scheduled to play at the Ansbach Kammerspiele (Maximilianstrasse 29) March 10 at 8 p.m. The group performs music by Gary Moore, Marc Cohn, Al Di Meola and Paco de Lucia. To learn more, visit Royal Guitars
Flat Foot Stompers in Ansbach Orangerie
The Flat Foot Stompers, a Jazz ensemble, is scheduled to perform in the Grüne Saal of the Ansbach Orangerie Friday, March 10 at 8 p.m. To find out more, contact the Ansbach tourist office at 0981- 51-243 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
German-American Hiking Day in Ansbach
The annual German-American Volksmarch, hosted by the German-American Hiking Club Ansbach, takes place in Ansbach/Elpersdorf, March 11 and 12. Distances to hike are 5, 10 and 20 k; starting times on both days are 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., sign-up on site is possible. Food and beverages will be available on site (Liebigstrasse 1, Autohaus parking lot). Members of the German-American friendship club Outreach-KONTAKT Franken meet Saturday at 11 a.m.; community members are welcome to join them. To learn more, visit OK Franken hikes
Franken Bike in Fürth
Franken Bike is a regional motorcycle expo for fans of motorized two-wheelers and quads. The expo is scheduled at the Stadthalle Fürth (Rosenstraße 50) March 11 and 12; opening hours are Saturday 1 through 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. though 5 p.m. To learn more, visit Franken Bike
Seed Festival in Dinkelsbühl
The city of Dinkelsbühl is hosting a seed festival for fans of bio diversity and seeds on March 12. The market takes place in the Schrannensaal (Weinmarkt) and is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. To learn more, visit Samenfest