Was ist los in Franken? May 12, 2017

ANSBACH, Germany (May 12, 2017) – “Was ist los in Franken?” details off-post community events and activities occurring throughout the Franconian region.

Wochenmarkt Ansbach
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).

Ansbach spring fest
The Ansbach spring fest starts on May 12 with the official tapping of the first keg by the lord mayor at 7 p.m. at the Festplatz (Nürnberger Strasse). Music, entertainment and rides will be offered daily until May 17; for detailed information go to Spring Fest

Flea Market in Nürnberg
Germany’s largest flea market, the Trempelmarkt in Nürnberg takes place twice a year; this spring it is scheduled for May 12 and 13; more than 4000 vendors are offering their junk and treasures on and around the Hauptmarkt Friday afternoon and all day Saturday. Taking public transportation is recommended, since parking will be very limited. To learn more, go to Trempelmarkt

Deli fair in Bad Windsheim
A fair for delicatessen is scheduled to take place in the KKC (Kur & Kongress-Center) Bad Windsheim (Erkenbrechtallee 2) May 13 and 14. Exhibitors show their regional hand-made specialties, like sausages, cheese, fruit and syrups from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5:30 Sunday. Admission price is 3 euros for adults (includes a coupon booklet), free for children up to 12 years old.

Maimarkt in Ansbach
The Ansbach May market features vendors with clothing, household goods and flowers downtown May 15 though 18.  Opening hours are 9 a.m. through 6 p.m. (closes at 4 p.m. on last day).

Military music week in Würzburg
Würzburg is hosting the Woche der Militärmusik May 15 through 18 at the Congress Centrum Congress Centrum Würzburg (Pleichertorstraße 12, 97070 Würzburg). Three German military bands, the Marinemusikkorps Kiel, Luftwaffenmusikkorps Erfurt and Heeresmusikkorps Veitshöchheim perform separate and together during the event. Proceeds of the events go to charity. To learn more, visit Militärmusik

Wine fest in Erlangen
The Schlossplatz in Erlangen will be site of an annual wine fest May 17 through 21; visitors can sample Franconian wines and enjoy live entertainment. Learn more at Weinfest

Medieval Festival in Hilpoltstein
A medieval fest takes place in the Hilpoltstein castle (Maria-Dorothea-Straße 8) May 19 through 21. The three day fest features knights, bards, fire artists, jugglers, story tellers and medieval music. Visitors can experience knight tournaments, sword fights, medieval camps and markets. The fest is open Friday from 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. To learn more, visit Mittelalterfest

Medieval Deocar market in Herrieden
Herrieden is celebrating a medieval market May 20 and 21 downtown with vendors, a magician, a ‘medicus,’ fire show and music. The market opens Saturday at 11 a.m. until midnight; Sunday opening hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission price is 3 euros for adults and 1 euro for youngsters. To learn more, visit Deocar Markt.

“Sommer in der City” – Beach feeling in Nürnberg
The Nürnberg city beach is open again on Insel Schütt (near Cinecitta movie theater). Enjoy folding beach chairs, cocktails and music, palm trees and a pool bar from 1 to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and 3 to 10 p.m. during the week, all the way to July 23. To learn more, go to Sommer in der City

Spargel season is here
The asparagus season in the area is about to begin, especially if the weather continues to be mild. In Franconia alone about 250 asparagus farmers harvest the “white gold” as it is also called. The white asparagus, and later in the month the green version, will be available soon in many supermarkets, vending booths along the road or straight from your local farmer. The season traditionally ends on 24 June, St. Johannis Day. For a collection of recipes (in German), visit http://www.spargel-franken.de/rezepte.php

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.

Wandertag in Kleinsendelbach
A Wandertag, including a special children and youth hiking day, takes place May 13 and 14 in Kleinsendelbach (6, 10, 20 km). Start times are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Start and finish are at Mehrzweckhalle (Hauptstraße 1, 91077 Kleinsendelbach). To learn more, visit Wandertag Kleinsendelbach

Wandertag in Wiebelsheim (Bad Windsheim)
Volksmarch hiking days with distances of 6 and 12 kilometers take place in Wiebelsheim May 20 and 21. Start Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. to noon at Halle Kraus (Wiebelsheim, 91438 Bad Windsheim/Wiebelsheim). To learn more, visit  Wandertag Wiebelsheim

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