ANSBACH, Germany (June 9, 2016) – “Was ist los in Franken?” details off-post community events and activities occurring throughout Middle, Lower and Upper Franconia.
A Night at the Museum in Bad Windsheim
The open air museum in Bad Windsheim is featuring a night at the museum on June 11, starting at 6 p.m.; torches light up the paths, singing, crafts, concerts, food, juggling, fairy tales and midnight camp fires make the event a very special one. To learn more, go to Freilandmuseum
Muna Museum Expo
The Museum for Military History in Oberdachstetten, also called Muna Museum, hosts its annual expo and open house on June 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; the museum volunteers will provide food from a German army kitchen, and beverages, coffee and cake for sale, while visitors explore the many historical exhibits spanning several decades. The museum is located on Oberdachstetten Training Area, on Franken Kaserne exit along B13 near Marktbergel; admission fee for adults is 4 euros, children up to 14 years enter free of charge. To learn more, visit Muna Museum
Flea Market in Gunzenhausen
A flea market is scheduled for June 12 at the Festplatz (Zum Schiesswasen) in Gunzenhausen; business hours are 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Salsa in the Park
Fans of Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba and other similar music can dance the night away at the Stadtparkcafe in Fürth (Engelhardtstraße 20) on June 15, from 8 to 11 p.m. Check ahead to make sure the event takes place (weather conditions, etc.) at Salsa im Park
Night Flea Market in Nürnberg
A night flea market takes place at PARKS Nürnberg (Berliner Platz 9) on Friday, June 17, starting at 6 p.m. To learn more, visit Nachtflohmarkt
The Burgfest — castle fest — of Treuchtlingen takes place June 18 and 19 at Obere Burg (Grüntäleinstr. 16, 91757 Treuchtlingen); the historical festivities start at 2 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday. To find out more, visit Burgfest
Farmers Markets in Nürnberg
Downtown Nürnberg becomes a market for regional farmers offering their goods on Sunday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Find local products, from eggs to eggnog, oxen bratwurst and other interesting goods. To learn more, visit Bauernmarkt
Rotarian Rowdy River Raft Race – Schweinfurt
The Rotarian Rowdy River Raft Race in Schweinfurt is a raft race with more than 60 participating teams. An entertainment program and culinary specialties keep visitors and participants happy. It takes place on Alter Kranen (Gutermann-Promenade, 97421 Schweinfurt) on June 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To learn more, visit Raft Race
Altenburg Weinfest – Bamberg
The Altenburg Weinfest is a traditional wine fest located in the romantic castle court yard of the Altenburg. Visitors can sample a Frankenwein and local specialties while listening to Franconian music and enjoying the view over the city. The wine fest takes place on June 19, starting at 3:30 p.m. To learn more, visit Altenburg
State Garden Show in Bayreuth
Every year the state of Bavaria hosts a garden show in a different location; landscapes are transformed into beautiful garden scenes, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. This year the “Landesgartenschau is located in Bayreuth, capital of Upper Franconia. The show is open daily 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. until October 9 along the Roter Main river (Friedrich-Ebert-Straße/Äußere Badstraße). Day tickets are available for 16 euros for adults, an annual pass is 100 euros; children 7-17 years old pay 3 euros per day or 25 for the annual pass. Visitors arriving by train at the Bayreuth Bahnhof can use a free shuttle to the location and will receive a 2 euro discount on their (adult’s) ticket by showing the train pass. To learn more about the garden show, visit Landesgartenschau 2016
New Kinderzoo in Dürrwangen
A new Kinderzoo with circus animals opened in Dürrwangen-Haslach (Kreuzfeld 21). The animals – ponies, donkeys, horses, goats, camels and more – are usually touring the region with a small circus ensemble, but are staying on the farm for the summer. Contrary to normal zoo animals, these are kept entertained and challenged with games and training to avoid boredom. The zoo offers rides on elephants and ponies, carriage rides through the forest, a kiddie train, a water basin with row boats and an outdoor playground. It is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily during German school breaks (May 14-29 and July 30-Sept. 4) and on the weekends until Sept. 4. To learn more, visit Kinderzoo.