Was ist los in Franken? March 18, 2016

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Easter specials are happening at the historical outdoor museum. (Photo courtesy of Fränkisches Freilandmuseum Bad Windsheim)

ANSBACH, Germany (March 18, 2016) — “Was ist los in Franken?” details off-post community events and activities occurring throughout Lower, Upper and Middle Franconia.

Pub Festival in Dinkelsbühl
Dinkelsbühl pubs and clubs are hosting the annual pub festival on Saturday, March 19, from 8:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. One ticket buys the entrance fee for all locations all night long; to learn more, visit Pub festival in Dinkelsbühl.

Pasión de Buena Vista” in Bad Windsheim
Cuban rhythms, dancers in costumes and authentic musicians bring the Caribbean island flair to Bad Windsheim on March 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kur & Kongress Center on Erkenbrechtallee 2. To learn more, visit KKC

Bamberger Passionskrippen
Passionskrippen are small dioramas, similar to nativity scenes, depicting different stations of Jesus’ passion story. The Bamberger Krippenfreunde build these dioramas throughout the year to show them to the public in a special exhibition. This year the exhibit can be seen in the Maternkapelle (Maternstr. 10, Bamberg)  through April 4; opening hours are 1 – 5 p.m. every day, and extended hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) on Good Friday, March 25. Admission is free. To learn more, visit Bamberg Info.

Amazing Shadows in Bad Windsheim and Gunzenhausen
The U.S. show Amazing Shadows comes to the region; performances are in Bad Windsheim at the Kur- & Kongress-Center (Erkenbrechtallee 2) March 20 at 7 p.m. and in Gunzenhausen at the Stadthalle (Isleplatz 1) March 22 at 7:30 p.m. To learn more, visit Amazing Shadows.

Easter at the Freilandmuseum Bad Windsheim
The historical outdoor museum in Bad Windsheim is featuring lots of Easter events; children can learn how to build a ”bunny garden” for the Easter bunny to put the eggs (March 24). A passion play is performed by the theater club from Marktbergel on Friday, March 25 at 2 p.m.; an Easter market takes place March 26 through 28. Inside the historical farm houses visitors can learn traditional and new techniques to decorate eggs. The great Easter egg hunt happens on Sunday, March 27 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. To learn more about the museum, visit Fränkisches Freilandmuseum or Freilandmuseum on Facebook

Spring Awakening in Rothenburg
The city of Rothenburg is hosting a series of spring events, like decorating fountains or culinary walks or guided tours. To learn more, visit Tourismus Rothenburg.

Spring Fest in Nürnberg
The Nürnberg spring Volksfest, the largest of ist kind in northern Bavaria, takes place on the Festplatz on Bayernstraße (near Dutzendteich) March 26 through April 4. To learn more about opening hours and program details visit Spring fest Nürnberg.

Spring Fest in Bad Windsheim
Bad Windsheim is hosting their traditional spring fest at the Schiesswasen March 26 through April 4. Find more information by visiting Bad Windsheim.

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 Volksmarches in Germany, visit DVV Wandern.

Upcoming Volksmarch events in Franconia:

* March 19, 20 at Winkelhaid: Distances are 5, 10, and 20 kilometers. The event starts at Sportparkstr. 2, 90610 Winkelhaid from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. To see the flier, visit Wandertage Winkelhaid.

*March 26, 27 at Eggolsheim: Distances are 5 and 10 kilometers. The event starts at Josef Kolb Straße 10a, 91330 Eggolsheim, from 7 a.m. to noon. To see the flier, visit Wandertage Eggolsheim.

*March 25 at Bamberg: This a 42-kilometer hike ONLY. The event starts at Hainstraße, 96047 Bamberg, at 7 a.m. and is a guided hike. To see the flier, visit Wandertag Bamberg.

*March 28 at Colmberg: Distances are 5 and 10 kilometers. The event starts at Burgstraße 91598 Colmberg, at 10 a.m. and is a guided hike. To see the flier, visit Wandertag Colmberg.

*April 3 at Nürnberg: Distances are 5, 10 and 20 kilometers. The event starts at Flughafenstraße 100, 90411 Nürnberg, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the 5- and 10-kilometer hikes and from 8 a.m. to noon for the 20-kilometer hike. To see the flier, visit Wandertag Nürnberg.



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