Was ist los in Franken? May 26, 2017

Dennenlohe Castle (Photo: Schloss Dennenlohe, Roland Mimberg)

ANSBACH, Germany (May 26, 2017) – “Was ist los in Franken?” details off-post community events and activities occurring throughout the Franconian region.

Historical fun fair at Bad Windsheim museum
A historical fair with a flee circus, a fortune teller, a fakir and a historical carousel takes place at the Fränkische Freilandmuseum in Bad Windsheim May 25 through 28.  Sunday the traditional Kirchweih tree will be put up at 1:30 p.m. To learn more, visit Jahrmarkt.

Castle garden days in Dennenlohe
The annual garden days of Schloss Dennenlohe (Schlosspark Dennenlohe, Dennenlohe 1, 91743 Unterschwaningen) take place May 25 through 28. The popular garden show features about 100 vendors with the latest gardening trands, plants and tools. To learn more, visit Gartentage.

 “Umsonst & Draussen” – Open air festival in Fürth
The open air music festival “Umsonst & Draussen” at Lindenhain (Kapellenstraße 47, 90762 Fürth) offers two days of live music with non-main stream bands for free May 26 and 27, starting at 5 p.m. After show parties follow after midnight in the elan building next to the festival grounds. To learn more, visit Open Air

Burgfest in Bad Berneck
The three castle ruins in Bad Berneck (Auf der Schlossleite,  95460 Bad Berneck)  provide the right backdrop for a two-day medieval fest May 27 and 28. The fest opens at 1 p.m. both days, admission is free. To learn more, visit Burgfest

Open brewery day in Forchheim
Visit the beer breweries of Forchheim May 27 and find out “how it’s made.” Braumeister will take the visitors on guided tours, explaining the process of beer making. A brewery shuttle takes visitors from one site to the next. Admission and shuttle rides are free. To learn more, visit Brauereitag

Wine fest in Bamberg
The annual Bamberger Weinfest takes place June 1 through 5 on Maxplatz; Franconian vintners present their wines, food specialties and live music for five days. To learn more, visit Weinfest

Bergkirchweih in Erlangen
Known to anybody in and around Erlangen as “Der Berg,” the Bergkirchweih attracts about a million visitors each year.  The site of the fest is located by the storage cellars of the old beer breweries; tables and benches are sitting in the shade of large chestnut trees, while rides keep the visitors busy. It is scheduled to take place June 1 through 12 along Bergstrasse. Public transportation is recommend, as parking nearby is almost impossible. To learn more, visit Bergkirchweih

New Orleans Festival in Fürth
The 16th New Orleans Festival in Fürth takes place on Fürther Freiheit on June 2 through 4; several live bands and performers are scheduled to play every day at this free concert event. To find out more details about performance schedules and the bands, visit New Orleans Festival

Nürnberg advisory
If you are planning to visit downtown Nürnberg this weekend, please read this advisory first: Advisory for May 27

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 Markt Erlbach
A hiking day weekend is scheduled for June 17 and 18 in Markt Erlbach. Start a 6, 10 or 20 kilometer hike at the Festplatz (Frankenstraße 8, 91459 Markt Erlbach) from 6 a.m. to noon (6,10 km) and 6 to 11 a.m. (20 km)

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