Was ist los in Franken? June 17, 2016

Landesgartenschau Bayreuth (photo courtesy of LGS Bayreuth 2016)

Landesgartenschau Bayreuth (photo courtesy of LGS Bayreuth 2016)

ANSBACH, Germany (June 17, 2016) – “Was ist los in Franken?” details off-post community events and activities occurring throughout Middle, Lower and Upper Franconia.

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.

Burgfest Treuchtlingen
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.

Volksfest in Rothenburg
The Rothenburger Volksfest  is scheduled for June 24 through 29 at the Festplatz at Spitaltor (Am Friedrich-Hörner-Weg). The lord mayor officially opens the fest by tapping the first keg of beer on Friday, June 24 at 8 p.m. in the fest tent. Live music plays every evening; the fest is open daily from 1 p.m. to midnight. To learn more, visit Tourismus Rothenburg.

Norisring Race in Nürnberg
The speed weekend on June 24 – 26 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 Norisring.

Franconian Wine Fest in Bamberg
Schloss Geyerswörth (Geyerswörthstraße 1, 96047 Bamberg) opens its inner court yard for wine lovers on June 24 through 26; the fest opens on Friday at 2 p.m. and continues until Sunday night at 11 p.m. To learn more details, visit  Weinfest or Bamberg Info.

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.

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