ANSBACH, Germany (Feb. 9, 2018) – “Was ist los in Franken?” details off-post community events and activities occurring throughout the Franconian region.
Fasching, Fastnacht & Karneval
The Fasching season is winding down, one more weekend and it’s back to business as usual… Read more about local carnival traditions at Fasching, Fastnacht, Karneval.
Weiberfasching in Ansbach
The Thursday before Fasching is also known as Weiberfasnacht (Women’s carnival); women take over and have a grand time partying; it is also the day when they cut of men’s ties, if they happen to wear one … A Weiberfasnacht party (not only for the ladies) takes place at the Kammerspiele Ansbach (Maximilianstraße 29) Thursday, Feb. 8, starting at 8:30 p.m. To learn more, visit http://www.kammerspiele.com/stuecke/weiberfasching-mit-saitenspinner
Chinesenfasching in Dietfurt
The traditional Chinese Fasching in Dietfurt is a popular event in the region. It always takes place on ‘crazy’ Thursday, which falls on Feb. 8 this year. The town criers, called “Maschkaras,” wake up the town at 2 a.m. with lots of noise. The party downtown on the stage in front of the Rathaus (city hall) starts at 1 p.m.; at 2 p.m. the parade begins to move from Industriestrasse through town towards the town center, where the annual proclamation of the emperor is held. For more details check out www.dietfurt.de/chinesenfasching or https://www.facebook.com/events/188446791514733
Fasching parade in Ornbau
A traditional Fasching parade takes place in Ornbau Sunday, Feb. 11, starting at 1 p.m. at “Am Kalkofen” and moving through town to the Stadthalle, where a free after show party happens. More than 30 decorated wagons and music groups are participating in the event. To learn more, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1553105925000495
Fasching Parade in Mitteleschenbach
Considered the largest of its kind in West Middle Franconia, a Fasching parade takes place Sunday, Feb. 11 in Mitteleschenbach, starting at 2 p.m. Many groups with decorated wagons, marching groups and bands are expected in this traditional event. To learn more, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/384978405263540 or www.diemoenchswaldfuechse.de
Nürnberg Fasching parade
The Nürnberg Fasching parade, the oldest of its kind in the world, leads 49 decorated wagons and more than 3000 participants through the city on Sunday, Feb. 11, beginning at 1 p.m. The route takes the parade from Am Stadtpark to Pirckheimerstrasse, Bayreuther Strasse, Rathenauplatz, Laufer Tor, Innere Laufer Gasse, Theresienplatz, Obstmarkt, Museumsbrücke, Königstrasse, Kaiserstrasse, Josephsplatz and finally Vordere Ledergasse. The best strategy to watch the parade is to pick a spot along the route and wait for the fun to come to you. For more details, go to www.fnf-nbg.de
Fasching Sunday in Allersberg
Allersberg is celebrating carnival Feb. 11, all Sunday long. Live music begins at the Markplatz at 1:30 p.m., followed by a parade through the streets of Allersberg. More parties are planned at a local Gasthaus before and after. To learn more, visit Allersberg Fasching
Rosenmontag Kinderfasching and parade in Ansbach
Ansbach’s youth participates in a parade on Rosenmontag, Feb. 12, through the old part of town. Children in costumes who would like to tag along assemble at 2:15 p.m. at the Martin-Luther-Platz. A percussion group leads the kids through town, ending up at the Onoldiasaal (Nürnberger Str. 32) where a party with music, clowns, magicians, face painting, games and much more takes place (ending at 6 p.m.).
Kinder Fasching parade in Nürnberg
Children from local schools, Kindergardens and other groups start their annual children’s parade Monday, Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. at the Lorenzkirche; the parade moves through the city for about an hour, to return to the starting point, where live music will get the party going. Learn more at Rosenmontagskinderfaschingszug
Rosenmontag party in Ansbach
A Fasching party takes place on Rosenmontag, Feb. 12 at the Kammerspiele Ansbach (Maximilianstraße 29), starting at 9 p.m. To learn more, go to http://www.kammerspiele.com/stuecke/rosenmontag2018
Fasching at the Zoo
The Nürnberg Tiergarten celebrates Fasching Feb. 12 and 13 during normal opening hours. Every child (up to 14) dressed as a zoo animal enters for free. Children under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult. To learn more, go to www.tiergarten.nuernberg.de
Fasching parade in Schwabach
A carnival parade takes place downtown Schwabach Tuesday, Feb. 13, starting at 2 p.m. The parade starts at Birkenstrasse and moves on to Ludwigsstrasse. To learn more, visit Schwabach parade
For community members who feel like exploring events further down south, USAG Italy has published information on Carnevale in Tuscany and Veneto at the following links: Carnevale events in Tuscany — 2018 and Carnevale events in Veneto and nearby regions — 2018
The information on local host nation events is provided through the auspices of the USAG Ansbach Public Affairs Office (PAO). All details provided are for informational purposes only and are a representation of typical events conducted in the local community. The PAO grants no element of exclusivity to any outside agency or business and any reference to commercial or retail activities implies no endorsement or recommendation by the U. S. Army or its agencies. Participation in any event or activity described herein is strictly voluntary and should be done so only after careful advisement and consideration of the safety and security environment at each specific location.