Was ist los in Franken? Jan. 12, 2018

ANSBACH, Germany (Jan. 12, 2018) – “Was ist los in Franken?” details off-post community events and activities occurring throughout the Franconian region.

Fasching, Fastnacht & Karneval – The fifth season is upon us
The Fasching or carnival season is also known as the “fifth season” in Germany. It is a time when Germans loosen up a little, dress up in funny costumes and party for days at a time. Was ist los in Franken? will feature upcoming events soon.  Read more about local carnival traditions at Fasching, Fastnacht, Karneval.


Traditional horse market in Niederstetten
The Rossmarkt in Niederstetten Jan. 11 is a horse market with a 172-year-old tradition. Horses of all breeds, carriages and teams are shown and awarded in Niederstetten. After the awards ceremony (9 – 11 a.m.) a show program starts at 11:15 a.m. at Frickentalplatz. A parade with riders and horses begins at Festplatz at 13:30 p.m. To learn more, visit Rossmarkt.


Brothers in Arms – Ansbach
A Dire Straits tribute band, the Brothers in Arms, are playing at the Kammerspiele Ansbach (Maximilianstraße 29) Saturday, Jan. 13 at 8 p.m. To learn more, visit Brothers in arms.


Traditional parade in Hilpoltstein
Hilpoltstein is hosting a traditional Fasching parade Sunday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Marktplatz. To learn more, visit Brauchtumsumzug.


Wedding Fair in Nürnberg
The Nürnberg Messezentrum will be site of a wedding fair Jan. 20 and 21. Visitors find the latest trends of bridal fashion, decoration, rings, etc. Doors are open Saturday from 1 – 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. To learn more, visit https://www.nuernbergmesse.de/en


Tour de Castle – Stein
The Faber-Castell castle in Stein is open for visitors every third Sunday of the month from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors can tour the castle and the museum for an admission fee, and enjoy coffee and cake in the enclosed sun room. The next open house is scheduled for Jan. 21; the castle is located on Rednitzstrasse 2a in Stein, on the corner of the B14 road towards Nürnberg. To learn more, visit http://www.faber-castell.de/unternehmen/faber-castell-erleben


New Year’s concert in Ansbach
A New Year’s concert takes place at the Onoldia in Ansbach (Nürnberger Str. 30) Jan 27 at 7:30 p.m. To learn more, visit Veranstaltungskalender Ansbach.


Wochenmarkt Ansbach
The Wochenmarkt Ansbach is a typical German market featuring fresh goods like vegetables, flowers, meats, home-made noodles or ice cream, fresh-baked bread, cheeses and other dairy products. The vendors are often farmers from the area, who sell their own products. They set up their carts and stands on Martin-Luther-Platz twice a week, Wednesday and Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (except German holidays).


Second hand bazaars for parents
Parents are cleaning out the closets of their ever-growing offspring and take it to numerous “Kinderbasars” or “Baby-Basars” happening in the area this spring. Look for posters or flyers in your community advertising the bazaars for second hand clothing, toys and equipment; usually they take place on a Saturday afternoon in the local church annex, school or community center.




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.

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