Was ist los in Franken? June 15, 2018

ANSBACH, Germany (June 15, 2018) – “Was ist los in Franken?” details off-post community events and activities occurring throughout the Franconian region.

French Market in Ansbach
Ansbach is celebrating 50 years of partnership with the French city of Anglet with a French market downtown on Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Platz June 14 through 16. Vendors from different regions in France offer original specialties from their home country, like cheese and sausages, olives, pates, wine, crepes, or soap and lavender. The booths will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day.

Bauernmarktmeile in Nürnberg
Bavaria’s largest farmer’s market takes place in Nürnberg June 17 at the Hauptmarkt downtown. Regional farmers sell their produce form10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/events/1984053231910783.

Kris Kristofferson – Nürnberg
Singer and song writer Kris Kristofferson performs in the Serenadenhof ( Bayernstr. 100) in Nürnberg June 20. The concerts starts a 8 p.m., doors open one hour prior. To learn more, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1570453623050609.

A Night at the Museum in Bad Windsheim
The open air museum in Bad Windsheim is featuring a night at the museum June 22, 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 https://www.facebook.com/events/258546474721384/ or www.freilandmuseum.de

Norisring Race in Nürnberg
The speed weekend on June 22 -24 at the Norisring on Dutzendteich is a traditional car race event that was started as the “200 Miles of Nürnberg” in the 50s. Today more than 150,000 visitors enjoy watching the 2.3 kilometer city course along the Zeppelinfeld, which only takes about a minute to complete. Races include Deutschen Tourenwagen Masters (DTM), the Porsche Cup, Formula-3 Euroseries and the VW Scirocco Cup. To learn more, go to www.norisring.de

Beach Volleyball in the city of Nürnberg
The Hauptmarkt, site of the world-famous Christkindlesmarkt in December, turns into a beach volleyball location June 29 through July 1. National beach volleyball pros play in the heart of Nürnberg. To learn more, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/198326314138644.

Rokoko Festival in Ansbach
The annual Rokoko Festival features volunteer actors and participants in handmade historical costumes dancing, parading and performing from June 29 through July 3 at the Orangerie and other locations downtown Ansbach. Scheduled are day and night time events, including a “summer masked ball” with dancing, music and fireworks and a “royal wedding.” On Sunday, July 1, the palace gardens of the Orangerie will be site of a family event from 2 – 6 p.m.; watch different shows, children’s theater, jugglers and magicians or take a horse carriage ride and much more at the wonderful scenery of the Ansbach Palace Garden. Tickets can be purchased at the Tourist Office at Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Platz downtown Ansbach.  For more information contact the Tourist Office at 0981/ 51-243 or email akut@ansbach.de; details are also available at www.rokoko-festspiele.de.

Tag der Franken – Day of the Franconians – Ansbach
The Tag der Franken (Day of the Franconians) has been celebrated since 2006, always on the first weekend in July and rotating locations. The intent of this special day is to highlight the diverse landscape, history and presence of the Franconian region. This year the event takes place in Ansbach Sunday, July 1, and focuses on the topic “Food in Franconia,” presenting the many facets of Franconia’s cuisine. The event program includes live music, theater performances, museum tours, folk music sing-alongs, and – of course – food, in varying locations. For a detailed program, visit http://citymarketing-ansbach.de/kulinarische-meile-tag-der-franken.

Shakespeare in the castle gardens
The Dennenlohe castle gardens are site of a performance of Shakespeare’s Julius Cesar Sunday, July 1 at 6 p.m. The performance, a joint operation with the American Drama Group Europe, will be in English. The Dennenlohe castle is a baroque ensemble built in 1734 and is surrounded by the largest rhododendron park in southern Germany, as well as 25 hectare of landscaped gardens. To learn more, visit https://www.dennenlohe.de/de/veranstaltungen/alle-veranstaltungen.html

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, July 1 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/events/2082002852083492.

Jazz in the Garden – Nürnberg
The Keller Mountain Blues Band plays in the KulturGarten in Nürnberg July 2 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/1878016242496401.

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.

Wandertage in Markt Erlbach
Hiking days take place in Markt Erlbach June 16 & 17 with distances of 6, 10 and 20 kilometers. Start times are 6 a.m. to noon for 6 and 10 km, and 6 – 11 a.m. for 20 km. Starting point is the Rangauhalle (Zennhäuser Weg 6, 91459 Markt Erlbach). To learn more, visit https://www.dvv-wandern.de/files/documents/ausschreibungen_wandertage/fr/Markt%20Erlbach%2016.%20u.%2017.06.2018%20ohne%20Werbung.pdf

Hiking days in Hessdorf
Hiking days are scheduled for June 23 and 24 in Hessdorf near Erlangen. Distances to cover are 5, 10  or 20 km. Starting point is Schule Hannberg (Kirchensteig 2, 91093 Heßdorf) from 6 a.m. to noon both days. To learn more, visit https://www.dvv-wandern.de/files/documents/ausschreibungen_wandertage/fr/He%C3%9Fdorf%2023%20u.%2024.06.2018.pdf

Hiking days in Pottenstein
Pottenstein in the Fränkische Schweiz (“Franconian Switzerland”) is site of hiking days July 7 and 8. Saturday’s starting times are 6 a.m. to noon, Sunday’s 6 – 11 a.m. Start and finish are at Graf-Botho-Schule (Bayreuther Berg 7, 91278 Pottenstein). To learn more, visit https://www.dvv-wandern.de/files/documents/ausschreibungen_wandertage/fr/Pottenstein%2007.%20u.%2008.07.2018.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.

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