ANSBACH, Germany (Oct. 1, 2021) — “Was ist los in Franken?” details off-post community events and activities occurring throughout the Franconian region.
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 usually 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. https://www.dvv-wandern.de/regionales-angebot/franken.html
Wandertag ”Civilian-Military Two-Day March“
A two-day march is hosted by the Volkssportfreunde Fulda Oct. 2 and 3; Starting point is the Dt.-Am.- Sportzentrum, Washingtonallee 14, 36043 Fulda; distances offered are 5, 10, 20, 30, 42 km. Start times on Saturday are 8:30 a.m. to noon for 5 & 10 km, 8 to 9:30 a.m. for 20 k and 7 – 7:45 a.m. for 42 km. Sunday start times are the same (no 42 km march). For questions contact 0661/9338878 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 3-G rule applies.
Guided Tour “Unknown Rothenburg”
Join a guided hiking tour Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. at Sporthalle Erlbacher Straße, Erlbacher Straße 5, 91541 Rothenburg. Distances offered are 5 and 11 km. Contact information: 09861/1752 or 09861/3346, and Wandern@rothenburg-wandern.de
Guided one-day hike
A guided tour in the Ansbach area is offered Oct. 23; meeting point is at Gasthof Vogel, Oberdombach 16, 91522 Ansbach at 10 a.m., distances offered are 5 &10 km. To learn more, call 09103/1812 or 0162/9513884.
Charity Concert in Ansbach
A charity concert with music ranging from classic to modern times takes place Sunday, Oct. 3 at 3:30 and 6 p.m. at St. Gumbertus church in Ansbach. Admission is free; due to COVID, seats must be reserved in advance at www.hilterhaus-stiftung.de or 0151-20104737.
Norisring Car Race in Nürnberg
A car racing weekend takes place in Nürnberg Oct. 8 – 10 at the Norisring near Messezentrum. Details and tickets are available at https://norisring.de; using public transportation is recommend, pre-purchased admission tickets grant a free ride within 4 hours prior to the start of the event in regional trains and S-Bahns (includes Ansbach).
Pumpkin Festival in Ludwigsburg
The annual pumpkin festival on Ludwigsburg’s castle grounds (Marbacher Strasse 10, 71640 Ludwigsburg, Germany) is open until Dec. 5. Visitors can expect spectacular works of art created from 450 000 pumpkins and gourds, or admire more than 500 variations of the vegetable. Culinary delights like pumpkin soup, burgers or strudel can be tried on site. For more details, visit www.kuerbisausstellung-ludwigsburg.de/en or https://www.facebook.com/kuerbisausstellung
The information on local host nation events is provided through the auspices of the USAG Ansbach Public Affairs Office (PAO). All details provided are for informational purposes only and are a representation of typical events conducted in the local community. The PAO grants no element of exclusivity to any outside agency or business and any reference to commercial or retail activities implies no endorsement or recommendation by the U. S. Army or its agencies. Participation in any event or activity described herein is strictly voluntary and should be done so only after careful advisement and consideration of the safety and security environment at each specific location.