Was ist los in Franken? July 21, 2017

Sommerfest at the museum (Photo: Fraenkisches Freilandmuseum Bad Windsheim)

ANSBACH, Germany (July 21, 2017) – “Was ist los in Franken?” details off-post community events and activities occurring throughout the Franconian region.

Bürgerfest in Schwabach
The traditional citizens‘ fest in Schwabach takes place  at and around Königsplatz  and many inner court yards downtown on July 20 through 23. Live music, entertainment and lots of food make the event attractive for all age groups. To learn more, visit Bürgerfest

Sommerfest in Bad Windsheim
The outdoor museum in Bad Windsheim is celebrating its annual summer fest July 22 and 23. Watch traditional harvesting methods, a small crafts and farmer’s parade (1 p.m.) or how to make a horse collar. To learn more, visit Museum Sommerfest

Klassik Open Air: Concert with family in Nürnberg
For many years the classic open air concerts at the Luitpoldhain in Nürnberg have been an event where family and friends get together to sit and enjoy music and a picnic “al fresco.”  This year’s dates are July 23 at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. and August 5 at 8 p.m. The event is free and especially intended for people who might not normally listen to classical music. As there are about 100.000 people attending this event, it is definitely recommended to use public transportation. The orchestras will perform in (almost) any weather, unless there is a storm or other very inclement weather. To learn more go to https://www.facebook.com/klassikopenair or www.klassikopenair.de

“Sommer in der City” – Beach feeling in Nürnberg
The Nürnberg city beach is open on Insel Schütt (near Cinecitta movie theater) until July 23. 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. To learn more, go to www.sommer-in-der-city.com

Ambassadors of Music in Rothenburg
The performance of the Ambassadors of Music is a special concert series currently performed downtown Rothenburg: once a year the best music students from different US states show off their talents in a summer tour of Europe, stopping off at Rothenburg’s Market Square during their trip. The last concert is scheduled for July 26. To learn more about the concert series, visit Tourismus Rothenburg or call the Rothenburg Tourist Office at 09861-404 800.

Bardentreffen in Nürnberg
The popular annual Nürnberg Bardentreffen is a “bards‘ meet“ for singers and songwriters with a four-decade-old tradition. More than 200 000 visitors attend the outdoor festival every year, to listen to artists and bands from all over the world. It takes place in various locations, like the Hauptmarkt, Insel Schütt, St. Katharina, Lorenzer Platz, Sebalder Platz, Kreuzigungshof and Trödelmarkt on July 28 through 30; the musical spectrum ranges from Classic Rock to Pop and Jazz and Avant Garde or Cabaret type performances. Admission is free! To learn more go to www.bardentreffen.de

Kanapee Stree in Bad Windsheim
Bad Windsheim is hosting a culture and shopping night July 28, starting at 6 p.m.; blow-up sofas in front of stores and restaurants give the event the name, as Kanapee is an old word for sofa in German.

Bachwoche in Ansbach
The International Bach Week in Ansbach, scheduled July 28 through August 6, brings international musicians and well-known ensembles performing music by Johann Sebastian Bach.  A detailed program and concert tickets are available at the Tourist Office inside the Stadthaus (Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Platz 1, 0981/ 51-243, akut@ansbach.de) or on the website at www.bachwoche.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 learn more about hiking in Germany, visit DVV Wandern.

Wandertag in Sachsen
A hiking day is scheduled in Sachsen/Ansbach for July 22 and 23; start times for the distances of 6 and 11 kilometer are 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Vereinsheim Wanderfreunde (clubhouse Volkersdofer Straße 15 in 91623 Sachsen b. Ansbach).

Volksmarch in Oberdachstetten
A volksmarch hiking day takes place August 5 and 6 in Oberdachstetten. Start hiking for 6, 10 or 20 kilometers at Rezattalhalle (Schulstraße 5, 91617 Oberdachstetten); start times are 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. for 6 and 10 km, 6 a.m. to noon for 20 km distance.

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