Was ist los in Franken? April 20, 2018

ANSBACH, Germany (April 20, 2018) – “Was ist los in Franken?” details off-post community events and activities occurring throughout the Franconian region.

The Fränkisches Freilandmuseum Bad Windsheim is hosting a market for spices and herbs.

Space Truckers – The Music of Deep Purple – Ansbach
The cover band Space Truckers performs music of Deep Purple at the Kammerspiele Ansbach Friday, April 20 at 8 p.m. To learn more, visit http://www.kammerspiele.com/stuecke/space-truckers-the-music-of-deep-purple

Mercato dei Sapori in Nürnberg
An Italian “market of flavors” – Mercato dei Sapori – takes place downtown Nürnberg at the Fleischbrücke (near Hauptmarkt) until April 21, offering Italian food and wine specialties. The market is closed on Sundays. To learn more, visit www.ariafresca.de

Herbs and Spices Market in Bad Windsheim
The outdoor museum in Bad Windsheim is hosting an herbs and spices market April 21 through May 6; visitors can find unusual spices and healing herbs, and learn about botanic details and history. To learn more, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2092706107629617

Brewery Festival in Spalt
The breweries in the town of Spalt are celebrating the Spalter Brauereifest April 21 and 22; visitors can take brewery tours, watch a beer brewer, or sit in the Biergarten eating “beer dishes” and sampling brewed hop beverages. To learn more, visit www.spalter-bier.de

Berglauf Burgbernheim
Burgbernheim is hosting a running competition called “Berglauf” (hill run) Sunday, April 22. Distances vary from 600 meters (Bambini) to 2 kilometers for students, and 5.2 and 13.6 kilometers for more ambitious runners, all starting between 9:30 and 11:55 a.m. To learn more about the event, visit www.tsvburgbernheim.de or www.burgbernheimer-berglauf.de

Jazz & Blues Open in Wendelstein
A Jazz & Blues open takes place in Wendelstein April 27 through May 2 in different locations. Learn more details at www.jazzandbluesopen.de

“Sommer in der City” – Beach feeling in Nürnberg
The Nürnberg city beach is open again on Insel Schütt (near Cinecitta movie theater), starting April 27. Enjoy folding beach chairs, cocktails and music, palm trees and a pool bar from 1 to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and 3 to 10 p.m. during the week, all the way to July 22. To learn more, go to www.sommer-in-der-city.com

Pottery Market in Nürnberg
A pottery market is scheduled for April 28 and 29 downtown Nürnberg at the Hauptmarkt (main market). Opening hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To learn more, visit www.nuernberger-toepfermarkt.de

Tag des Bieres and Tech Day – Bad Windsheim
The outdoor museum Bad Windsheim is celebrating the Day of the Beer Sunday, April 29, with home-brewed beer created in the little Hofbräuhaus of 1699. The same day, between 10 a.m. and 2 pm. a special program highlights historical technology and professions.  To learn more about the museum, go to www.freilandmuseum.de or https://www.facebook.com/events/296154707582426

German holiday – May 1
May 1 is Tag der Arbeit, the German ‘Labor Day,’ and is a nationally observed holiday, which means that stores and businesses will remain closed and public transportation services will be reduced.  In larger cities demonstrations and parades organized by unions or political parties can be expected.

Mayday is also often enjoyed as a hiking day by locals; a little wagon is packed with supplies, food and drink, and walkers enjoy nature as it unfolds for the growing season. Drivers should be on the look-out for groups of people unexpectedly crossing country roads. To read more about May Day traditions, visit May Day in Germany.

Blaue Nacht in Nürnberg
The “Blaue Nacht” (Blue Night) in Nürnberg takes place Saturday, May 5, starting at 7 p.m. It is a night filled with special events, artistic displays and, of course, blue lights everywhere. For a detailed program and more information, check http://www.blauenacht.nuernberg.de/English .

Ansbach spring fest
The Ansbach spring fest starts May 5 with the official tapping of the first keg by the lord mayor at 6:30 p.m. at the Festplatz (Nürnberger Strasse). Music, entertainment and rides will be offered daily until May 10; for detailed information go to Ansbach Fest.

Historical Fun Fair at Bad Windsheim museum
A historical fair with a flee circus, a fortune teller, a fakir and a historical carousel takes place at the Fränkische Freilandmuseum in Bad Windsheim May 5 through 13.  Sunday the traditional Kirchweih tree will be put up at 1:30 p.m. To learn more, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1919899368321831/

Ansbach City Lauf – Running Fun in Ansbach
The annual Ansbach City-Lauf, a race for everybody with distances of 6.5 k, 10 k or half marathon, as well as different age groups, takes place downtown Ansbach Sunday, May 6. Start and finishing point is the Brücken-Center mall, but race tracks are spread out. Traffic will be rerouted for a large part of the day to accommodate the runners. To learn more, visit www.ansbacher-citylauf.de

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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