Was ist los in Franken? March 10, 2017

ANSBACH, Germany (March 10, 2017) – “Was ist los in Franken?” details off-post community events and activities occurring throughout Middle, Lower and Upper Franconia.

Royal Guitar Club in Ansbach
The Royal Guitar Club is scheduled to play at the Ansbach Kammerspiele (Maximilianstrasse 29) March 10 at 8 p.m. The group performs music by Gary Moore, Marc Cohn, Al Di Meola and Paco de Lucia. To learn more, visit Royal Guitars

Flat Foot Stompers in Ansbach Orangerie
The Flat Foot Stompers, a Jazz ensemble, is scheduled to perform in the Grüne Saal of the Ansbach Orangerie Friday, March 10 at 8 p.m. To find out more, contact the Ansbach tourist office at 0981- 51-243 or akut@ansbach.de.

German-American Hiking Day in Ansbach
The annual German-American Volksmarch, hosted by the German-American Hiking Club Ansbach, takes place in Ansbach/Elpersdorf, March 11 and 12. Distances to hike are 5, 10 and 20 k; starting times on both days are 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., sign-up on site is possible. Food and beverages will be available on site (Liebigstrasse 1, Autohaus parking lot).  Members of the German-American friendship club Outreach-KONTAKT Franken meet Saturday at 11 a.m.; community members are welcome to join them. To learn more, visit OK Franken hikes

Franken Bike in Fürth
Franken Bike is a regional motorcycle expo for fans of motorized two-wheelers and quads. The expo is scheduled at the Stadthalle Fürth (Rosenstraße 50) March 11 and 12; opening hours are Saturday 1 through 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. though 5 p.m. To learn more, visit Franken Bike

Photo: Polizei Mittelfranken

Charity Polizei concert in Ansbach
The Polizeiorchester Bayern is performing a charity concert titled “What a wonderful world” in Ansbach at the Onoldia hall (Nürnberger Str. 32) March 12 at 5 p.m.  Find out more at Polizeikonzert

Seed Festival in Dinkelsbühl
The city of Dinkelsbühl is hosting a seed festival for fans of bio diversity and seeds on March 12. The market takes place in the Schrannensaal (Weinmarkt) and is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. To learn more, visit Samenfest

La Finesse in Ansbach
The string quartet La Finesse plays at the Ansbach Kammerspiele (Maximilianstrasse 29) March 16 at 8 p.m. Their repertoire includes not only classic pieces, but music by Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein or Leroy Anderson. Find out more at Kammerspiele

Irish Spring in Roth
The Kulturfabrik Roth (Stieberstraße 7) is hosting a Celtic spring festival with Irish folk music March 16, starting at 8 p.m. To learn more, visit Kulturfabrik

Night owl flea market in Nürnberg
A flea market for night owls takes place at the Z-Bau (Frankenstr. 200) in Nürnberg March 17 from 6 p.m. until midnight. Food booths and DJ music entertain the visitors while shopping. People with extra energy can stay and celebrate at the after-show party. To learn more, visit Nachteulenmarkt

Easter Egg Market in Erlangen
Erlangen is hosting the International Easter Egg Market on March 18 and 19 in the Redoutensaal on Theaterplatz/ Wasserturmstr. 16. About 40 artists and hobby painters present their oval works of art, displaying traditional techniques of egg decoration. Opening times are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; to learn more, go to Ostereier Erlangen

Live Music Night in Schwabach
The annual “Schwabacher Kneipenfieber,“ a live music pub crawl, takes place in various locations  March 18, starting at 8 p.m. 14 bands and musicians will play different musical styles, like Blues, Country, Pop, Swing or Funk in 14 locations. Tickets and more information are available at the all participating locations.

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.

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