Was ist los in Franken? March 4, 2016

The exotic animal sanctuary in Ansbach-Wallersdorf is hosting an open house every first Sunday of the month. (Photo: Courtesy of Raubtier- und Exotenasyl e.V.)

ANSBACH, Germany (March 4, 2016) — “Was ist los in Franken?” details off-post community events and activities occurring throughout Lower, Upper and Middle Franconia.

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, March 6 from 1 to 5 p.m. Guided tours take place every full hour, tiger feeding time is 5 p.m. in the tiger house. Visitors will be well taken care of with warm beverages, bratwurst and waffles at the Tigercafe; also for sale will be their calendar for 2016. Admission is free, but donations are always welcome. To learn more, visit Raubtier-und-Exotenasyl.

Basketball in Ansbach
The Ansbach Piranhas basketball team is playing against Leitershofen on Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sporthalle (Gym) of the Theresiengymnasium (Schreibmüllerstraße 10, Ansbach). To learn more about the team, check out their Facebook site at Ansbach Piranhas.

Bicycle Fair in Fürth
A bicycle fair takes place in the Stadthalle Fürth (Rosenstr. 50) on March 5 and 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visitors can find out about the latest trends, accessories and travels. To learn more, visit Rad 16.

 open sunday ansbachOpen Shop Sunday in Ansbach
Downtown Ansbach will open up to shoppers and Sunday strolls on March 13 from 1 to 6 p.m.; visitors can also expect a mobility expo and lots of spring specials. To learn more, visit Ansbacher Frühling

Seed Festival in Dinkelsbühl
The city of Dinkelsbühl is hosting a seed festival for fans of bio diversity and seeds on March 13. The market takes place in the Schrannensaal (Weinmarkt) and is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. To learn more, visit Seed Festival Dinkelsbühl

Crafts Market in Bad Windsheim
A market for hobby artists and local vendors is hosted at the Kur & Kongress Center on Erkenbrechtallee 2 in Bad Windsheim on March 13 from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. To learn more, visit KKC

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

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.

Volksmarch in Ansbach: 40 Years of German-American Hiking Day 
The annual German-American Volksmarch, hosted by the German-American Hiking Club Ansbach, takes place for the 40th time in Ansbach/Elpersdorf, March 12 and 13. 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 possible. Food and beverages will be available on site (Liebigstrasse 1, Autohaus parking lot). To learn more, go to Volksmarch in Ansbach.


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