Was ist los in Franken? March 31, 2017

ANSBACH, Germany (March 31, 2017) – “Was ist los in Franken?” details off-post community events and activities occurring throughout Middle, Lower and Upper Franconia.

Kalaharia, one of the inhabitants of the exotic animal shelter Ansbach (Photo: Raubtier und Exotenasyl Ansbach/Wallersdorf e.V.)

Blues Days in Roth
The 26th “Rother Bluestage” are taking place in the city of Roth March 26 through April 2. International Blues musicians perform their music during different events and concerts at several locations. To learn more, visit Bluestage.


Ansbach Saubä(e)r
Join the Directorate of Public Works’ Environmental Division at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Katterbach Kaserne main gate to take part in the Ansbach Saub(ä)er, the city of Ansbach’s annual citywide clean-up. Bring work gloves, boots, and proper outdoor attire and clean up the streets! Volunteers get lunch free at noon at Distlerweg 2, Ansbach-Eyb if they sign up. To learn more, call 09802-83-3424 or DSN 467-3424.


Music Night Herrieden
The “Musiknacht Herrieden,“ the annual Herrieden pub crawl, takes place Saturday, April 1. Six locations in Herrieden feature live music, starting at 8 p.m. One ticket buys admission for the whole night. Locations include Zum Bergwirt, Limbacher, Sportheim, Zur Sonne, Enzo, and Cafe Linde. Tickets for 11 euros can be purchased in all participating locations before the event, or for 13 euros at the door. A shuttle bus transports party-goers between Marktplatz and Bergwirt between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. To learn more, visit Musiknacht Herrieden .


Street Food Market in Ansbach
Ansbach is hosting a street food market downtown Ansbach at Martin-Luther-Platz Sunday, April 2 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visitors can choose from burgers, pulled pork or barbecue, Spanish Paella, pizza or vegan food. To learn more, visit  Street Food Ansbach.


Open Shop Sunday in Ansbach
Ansbach Citymarketing is hosting an open shop Sunday April 2 from 1 to 6 p.m.; many stores and businesses will be open with special offers and activities. Learn more at Ansbach open Sunday.


Open House at the Exotic Animal Sanctuary in Ansbach
The mini zoo for rescued tigers and other exotic animals in Ansbach-Wallersdorf is hosting their monthly open house Sunday, April 2, from 1 to 5 p.m. Guided tours take place every full hour. Visitors will be well taken care of with beverages and food. Admission is free, but donations are always welcome. To learn more, visit Raubtier-und-Exotenasyl.


Kelterhallen wine fest in Würzburg
Würzburg is opening the wine season with a wine fest April 7 and 8 at Weingut Bürgerspital (Kelterhalle, Theaterstraße 19). To learn more, visit Weinfest Würzburg.


Iphofen wine fest
Vintners of Iphofen are celebrating the opening of the wine season with a fest downtown and around their vineyards April 7 through 9. Different events and activities are scheduled throughout the weekend. To learn more, visit Weinfest Iphofen.


Stadtwald run in Fürth
The annual run through the city’s Stadtwald (park) takes place April 8 with start and finish line at TV Fürth 1860 (Coubertinstraße 9-11); the first races for the young ones begin at 11 a.m., while the main races (half marathon and 10 kilometer run) start at 1 p.m. To learn more, visit Stadtwaldlauf.


Spring market in Anwanden
Gut Wolfgangshof in Anwanden (near Rosstal) is site of a spring market April 8 and 9. Gardeners and plant lovers can find new ideas for the spring and summer season from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Find out more at Frühjahrslust.


Spring fest at the zoo
The Nürnberg Tiergarten is hosting a spring fest Sunday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To learn more, visit Frühlingsfest Tiergarten.



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.

Volksmarch Langenzenn
A Wandertag takes place in Langenzenn with distances of 5, 10 and 20 kilometers April 8 and 9. Starting point is Stadthalle Langenzenn (Pfaffenleite 16, 90579 Langenzenn) from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. To learn more, visit Volksmarch Langenzenn.

Wandertag in Höchstadt
The hiking day in Höchstadt April 16 and 17 features 5 and 10 kilometer routes. Starting point is Aischtalhalle (An der Steige 5, 91315 Höchstadt) from 6 a.m. to noon both days. To learn more, visit Volksmarch Höchstadt.

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