ANSBACH, Germany (July 13, 2018) – “Was ist los in Franken?” details off-post community events and activities occurring throughout the Franconian region.
Weinfest in Nürnberg
The traditional Nürnberger Weinfest takes place on Jakobsplatz July 11 through 15; a different live band entertains the visitors every day. To learn more about the event, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1313607592072899/ or http://nuernberg-weinfest.de
“Bamberg zaubert” is an annual international street and cabaret festival which magically transforms the city; meet magicians, jugglers, fire artists, clowns or street performers on July 13 through 15 in Bamberg’s historical downtown. To learn more, go to http://bamberg-zaubert.mybamberg.de
International Samba Festival in Coburg
The city of Coburg turns into a Samba town during the popular Samba festival on July 13 through 15; more than 150,000 visitors enjoy more than 30 groups performing Latin American music, dancing and artistics during the three-day festival, with a parade Sunday at 2 p.m. as one of the major highlights. For more details and ticket information, visit www.samba-festival.de
Kinderzeche in Dinkelsbühl
The Kinderzeche in Dinkelsbühl, a historical play and parade that tells how a group of children saved the town from being plundered by the Swedish Army in 1632, is scheduled for July 13 – 22. Theater plays, parades, Swedish army camps and plenty of other entertainment are taking place inside the walls of the historical city. A detailed program schedule is available at www.kinderzeche.de
Altstadtfest – Herrieden
The Altstadtfest (old town fest) July 14 and 15 in Herrieden is a traditional fest with tables and benches set up all through town between the booths selling local delicacies and the entertainment section with live music. The fest opens at 5 p.m. Saturday, but the official opening ceremony with the tapping of the keg takes place at 8 p.m. Sunday the shops open 1 – 5 p.m. To learn more, visit www.herrieden.de
The Hooters – Nürnberg
The Hooters are playing in Nürnberg at the Hirsch (Vogelweiherstr. 66) July 19 at 8 p.m. To learn more, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1789759984376539
Jazz in the Garden – Nürnberg
The NC Brown Blues Band plays in the KulturGarten in Nürnberg July 23 from 5 to 11 p.m. Located on Königstrasse 93, visitors enter from the wall side near the Bauhof. To learn more, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2098185560436645
See in Flammen – Lake in flames
Illuminated sailboats and ferries will travel the Altmühlsee near Seezentrum Schlungenhof on Saturday, July 28, starting at 7 p.m. during the event “Lake in Flames.” Members of the life guard will swim out with torches for a coordinated swim performance; fireworks at about 10 p.m. close the event. To learn more, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1640641329584799/
Kirchweih in Eyb
Ansbach-Eyb is celebrating the annual traditional Kirchweih fest Aug. 2 through 6. The Kirchweih tree will be raised on Saturday, starting at 1 p.m. Another fest highlight is the parade Sunday at 2 p.m. with many local clubs and music groups; the parade starts in Industriestrasse, moving to Eyber Strasse and finally to the Dorfplatz. Fresh, traditional Kirchweihküchle, donut-type baked goodies, will be sold Saturday and Sunday morning.
Bamberg Blues and Jazz Festival
More than 70 bands perform during the Bamberg Blues and Jazz Festival Aug. 3 through 12; international and reginal musicians perform free concerts on Maxplatz in downtown Bamberg. Admission is free! For detailed program and other information, visit http://blues-jazz-festival.mybamberg.de/home
Open House at the Exotic Animal Sanctuary in Ansbach
The mini zoo for rescued tigers and other exotic animals in Ansbach-Wallersdorf is hosting their monthly open house on Sunday, Aug. 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. Guided tours take place every full hour. Visitors will be well taken care of with beverages and food. Admission is free, but donations are always welcome. To learn more, visit https://www.facebook.com/Raubtier-und-Exotenasyl-AnsbachWallersdorf-eV-281469090873
German School Break
Several “Bundesländer” (German states) and some countries north of Germany are already on summer break, and many people are heading south in cars, buses, motor homes and trailers towards their vacation destinations. This often jams up the major thoroughfares, a situation which is amplified by seemingly endless construction projects. The summer break in Bavaria starts July 28 and ends September 10; the children in Baden-Württemberg, our neighbor state, start and finish two days earlier. Expect heavy traffic and long traffic jams, especially on the Autobahns going south and coming back during that time. For current traffic updates visit traffic information sites like www.bayerninfo.de (in English), www.adac.de/reise_freizeit/verkehr , www.verkehrsinfo.de or www.verkehrsinformation.de
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 distance varies from 5 to 10 or 20 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. To find announcements on hiking days all over Germany, visit DVV Wandern.
Wandertag in Sinsheim-Reihen
A hiking day with 5 or 10 km distance is scheduled for Sunday, July 22, in Sinsheim-Reihen. Start point is the Reservistenheim (Blumenstr. 24, 74889 Sinsheim-Reihen) from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Guided hiking tour in Garmisch
A guided hiking tour of 7 or 13 km starts at 10 a.m. Bahnhof (Bahnhofstr. 31) in Garmisch Partenkirchen Sunday, July 22 (projected end at 2 p.m.) To learn more, visit https://www.dvv-wandern.de/files/documents/ausschreibungen_wandertage/mob/2018/gtw_jan-dez2018_bichl.pdf
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.