ANSBACH, Germany (Jan. 26, 2018) – “Was ist los in Franken?” details off-post community events and activities occurring throughout the Franconian region.
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.
Kneipenjagd – Rothenburg ob der Tauber
This year’s pub crawl in Rothenburg takes place Jan. 27 in several location throughout the town. One ticket buys admission for all locations. To learn more, visit Kneipenfestival Rothenburg.
Lichtmess (Candlemass), a Christian holiday celebrated on Feb. 2, marks the official ending of the Christmas season. In old times the farmhands received their wages and a few days off to visit family and celebrate with markets and parades; often the workers looked for a new employer. For farmers Lichtmess marked the beginning of a new year working in the fields. Today the tradition is still remembered with annual markets in some communities.
Lichtmess (Candlemass) markets are scheduled for Jan. 28 in Windsbach, Feb. 1-4 in Bayreuth, Feb. 1-8 in Erlangen, Feb. 2 in Altdorf, Feb. 4 in Gunzenhausen, Weissenburg, Colmberg and Neustadt/Aisch, Feb. 5 in Schwabach and Feb. 6 in Heilsbronn.
Fasching, Fastnacht & Karneval
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.
Kinderfasching in the Kammer – Ansbach
A Kinderfasching is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 28 at 3 p.m. at the Kammerspiele Ansbach (Maximilianstraße 29). Kids can expect music and dancing, face painting, games and more … To find out more, visit Kinderfasching 2018
Schwabach’s Fasching fans, the Schwabanesen, are hosting a Kinderfasching party Jan. 28 at the Markgrafensaal Schwabach (Ludwigstraße 16), starting at 2 p.m. To learn more, visit https://schwabanesen.de
Kinderfasching in Zirndorf
Two parties for kids take place in the Paul-Metz-Halle in Zirndorf (Volkhardtstraße 33), the first Jan. 28 and the second Feb. 4, both at 2 p.m. (doors open one hour prior). To learn more, visit Cyrenesia.
Hummelremmidemmi in Pleinfeld
The Hummelremmidemmi in Pleinfeld, a carnival event on Sunday, Jan. 28, starts with a Catholic church service at 10 a.m. and lunch, and continues with a parade through the town at 2 p.m., which is followed by a party at the church annex. The parade is famous for the groups of participants with large wooden masks. To learn more, go to www.pleinfelder-hummel.de.
Kinderfasching in Stein
The “Steiner Schlossgeister” (Stein castle ghosts) are hosting a Fasching party for kids at the TSV-Halle Stein (Mühlstraße) Feb. 4, at 2:33 p.m. (doors open one hour prior); to learn more, visit www.steiner-schlossgeister.de
Fasching parade in Wolframs-Eschenbach
A carnival parade takes place in Wolframs-Eschenbach Feb. 4, starting at Steingrubenweg towards the downtown area at 2 p.m. A party follows at a local restaurant.
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.