ANSBACH, Germany (June 19, 2015) — “Was ist los in Franken?” details off-post community events and activities occurring throughout Lower, Upper and Middle Franconia.
Open Air Music Festival „Umsonst & Draussen” in Würzburg
An open air music festival called „Umsonst & Draussen” (free & outdoors) takes place in Würzburg on the Talavera Mainwiesen June 18 through 21. Different stages feature live bands with music for every taste. The admission to all events is free. For details and program, visit www.umsonst-und-draussen.de.
A Night at the Museum in Bad Windsheim
The open-air museum in Bad Windsheim is featuring a night at the museum June 20. 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, visit www.freilandmuseum.de.
Sommerfest at the Zoo – Tiergarten Nürnberg
The Nürnberg zoo is hosting a summer fest all day June 21. Lots of special information regarding the zoo animals will be shared with the visitors. To learn more about the event and the Tiergarten, visit www.tiergarten.nuernberg.de.
Food Truck Round-up in Ansbach
The popular Food Truck Round-up with fast food trucks of all variations will come to the Martin-Luther-Platz in Ansbach June 21 from noon to 7 p.m. Fifteen vendors will offer tasty bites in small portions to let you try them all. To learn more, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/479705305518922/.
Volksfest in Rothenburg
The Rothenburger Volksfest is scheduled for June 26 through July 1 at the Festplatz at Spitaltor (Am Friedrich-Hörner-Weg). The lord mayor officially opens the fest by tapping the first keg of beer Friday, June 26 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 www.rothenburg.de.
Weinfest and Dragon Boat Race – Kitzingen
The traditional wine fest in Kitzingen along the Main River is scheduled for June 26 through 29. Highlights include a diverse entertainment program and the dragon boat race Sunday, June 28. To learn more, visit www.fraenkisches-weinland.de.
Franconian Wine Fest in Bamberg
Bamberg is hosting the Fränkisches Weinfest in the courtyard of Schloss Geyerswörth June 26 through 28. Franconian wines and food delicacies will be served to visitors, while different live bands play. To learn more, visit www.fraenkisches-gewaechs.de or www.kultur.bamberg.de.
“The Hooters” come to Geiselwind
The Philadelphia band “The Hooters” are scheduled to play at the Eventzentrum Strohofer in Geiselwind June 28 at 6 p.m. Tickets are available through the usual ticket agencies.
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 hikers must begin within a window of time and finish it before the organizers close the event down. 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.
– June 27 and 28: Spalt, 5, 10, 15 km with Wanderfreunde Spalt, 09175-1500. Start: 7 a.m. to noon at Feuerwehrhaus, Industriestraße 16, 91174 Spalt. To learn more, visit http://www.dvv-wandern.de/files/documents/ausschreibungen_wandertage/fr/2015/Spalt27.06.u.28.06.2015.pdf.
The Wochenmarkt Ansbach is a typical German market featuring fresh goods like vegetables, flowers, meats, home-made noodles or ice cream, fresh-baked bread, cheeses and other dairy products. The vendors are often farmers from the area, who sell their own products. They set up their carts and stands on Martin-Luther-Platz twice a week, Wednesday and Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (except German holidays).
“Sommer in der City” — Beach feeling in Nürnberg
The Nürnberg city beach is open again on Insel Schütt. Enjoy folding beach chairs, cocktails and music, palm trees and a pool bar from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, all the way to July 26. To learn more, go to www.sommer-in-der-city.com.