ANSBACH, Germany (Oct. 9, 2015) — “Was ist los in Franken?” details off-post community events and activities occurring throughout Lower, Upper and Middle Franconia.
Michaelis Kirchweih in Fürth
The Michaelis Kirchweih in Fürth, which is Bavaria’s largest street Kirchweih fest, is open until Oct. 14. Special event highlights include a street fun run and the harvest thanksgiving parade on Oct. 10. To learn more about the fest program and other details, visit www.michaeliskirchweih.de
Market of Delicacies in Bad Windsheim
The outdoor museum in Bad Windsheim is hosting a “Markt der Genüsse” – a market of delicacies – on Oct 10 and 11 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., featuring regional products, music and much more. To learn more, visit www.facebook.com/events/144732222538565/
Fall and Flea Market in Bad Windsheim
Bad Windsheim is hosting a fall market in combination with a flea market downtown on Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stores will open at 1 p.m. for Sunday shoppers.
Streuobsttag in Burgbernheim
The community of Burgbernheim is celebrating the harvest season for fruit trees with a fest on Kapellenberg on Sunday, Oct. 11, starting at 10 a.m. A church service and farmers market with regional products kick off the event, which also includes bee keepers, basket weavers, a lamb petting zoo and sheep shearing (2 p.m.). To learn more, visit www.burgbernheim.de
French Gourmet Market in Erlangen
A French gourmet market serving delicacies from France’s many regions takes place on Neustädter Kirchenplatz downtown Erlangen on Oct. 15 through 18. To learn more, visit www.franzoesischer-gourmetmarkt.com
Fish Days in Nürnberg
Northern German market vendors bring their fish market to the Jakobsplatz in Nürnberg on Oct. 16 through 25; the market is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday through Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays. To learn more, visit http:/tourismus.nuernberg.de
Pottery Market in Nürnberg
Ceramic and earthen pots and kitchen ware are for sale at the Töpfermarkt in Nürnberg at the Hauptmarkt on Oct. 17 and 18. To learn more, visit www.nuernberger-toepfermarkt.de
Apple Market in Fürth
The 15th “Fürther Apfelmarkt” takes place in the Stadtpark (Hans-Schiller-Allee) on Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors can taste and buy local apples, juice, ciders and secco, as well as fresh baked apple pastry, crepes and waffles. To learn more, visit www.fuerth.de
Fall Market in Zirndorf
Zirndorf is hosting a fall market downtown on Sunday, Oct. 18 between 1 and 6 p.m. To learn more about the event, visit www.zirndorf-marketing.de
Pumpkin Festival in Ludwigsburg
The annual pumpkin festival on Ludwigsburg’s castle grounds (Marbacher Strasse 10, 71640 Ludwigsburg, Germany) is open until November 8. Visitors can expect spectacular works of art created from 450 000 pumpkins and gourds, or admire more than 500 variations of the vegetable. Culinary delights like pumpkin soup, burgers or strudel can be tried on site. For more details, visit www.kuerbisausstellung-ludwigsburg.de/en or https://www.facebook.com/events/415907721882092/#!/kuerbisausstellung
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 distances varies from 5-, 10-, or 20-kilometer routes to 42-, 50- and event 60-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.
* Oct. 10 and 11: Neunkirchen am Brand, 5, 10 and 20 km with Wanderfreunde Neunkirchen, 09126-288729 or 0170-8313627. Start: 7 a.m. to noon at Schule, Schellenberger Weg 26, 91077 Neunkirchen am Brand.
* Oct. 17 and 18: Heroldsberg, 5, 10 and 20 km with Wanderclub Heroldsberg, 0151 -53832992 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Start: Sat. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sun.: 7 a.m. to noon at Schulzentrum, Schustergasse 5, 90562 Heroldsberg. To learn more, visit Volksmarch Heroldsberg