ANSBACH, Germany (Oct. 23, 2015) — “Was ist los in Franken?” details off-post community events and activities occurring throughout Lower, Upper and Middle Franconia.
Fish Days in Nürnberg
Northern German market vendors bring their fish market to the Jakobsplatz in Nürnberg through Oct. 25; the market is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday through Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays. To learn more, visit http:/tourismus.nuernberg.de
Lebkuchenmarkt in Nürnberg
The Lebkuchen, a type of gingerbread, is a trade mark of Nürnberg. The city hosts a Lebkuchen market to celebrate the delicacy on Oct. 23 through Nov. 1 on the plaza in front of Lorenzkirche. Opening hours are 11 a.m. through 8 p.m. daily.
“The House” — Theater in English
“The House” is performed in English at the Gostner Hoftheater (Austraße 70) in Nürnberg on Oct. 23 and 24 at 7 p.m. as part of the International Theater Festival for a Young Audience. To learn more, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/980363628667230 or www.gostner.de
The Consumenta, a large consumer’s fair, takes place at the Nürnberg Messezentrum Oct. 24 through Nov. 1; visitors can find lots of information about technology, real estate, cooking and baking, pets, horses and much more. Opening hours are daily 9:30 a.m. through 6 p.m. To learn more, visit www.consumenta.de
Basketball in Ansbach
The Ansbach Piranhas basketball team is playing against Treuchtlingen on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sporthalle (Gym) of the Theresiengymnasium (Schreibmüllerstraße 10, Ansbach). To earn more about the team, check out their Facebook site at https://www.facebook.com/hapa-Ansbach-Piranhas-358049597617978/
Kite Festival on Altmühlsee
A kite festival takes place on Seezentrum Gunzenhausen-Schlungenhof (Seestraße 9, Gunzenhausen) Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. To learn more, visit www.altmuehlsee.de
Halloween at Schloss Tambach
The Wildpark, a wild animal resort, near Schloss Tambach (Coburg area), is hosting a Halloween event with bonfire, pumpkin carving, pumpkin soup and more on Sunday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. To learn more, visit www.wildpark-tambach.de
Fish Harvest Week in Dinkelsbühl
During the fish harvest week in Dinkelsbühl on Oct. 30 through Nov. 8 restaurants in town offer local fish specialties in many variations. To learn more, visit Fischerntewoche Dinkelsbühl
Halloween at Tucherland
The Tucherland fun park in Nürnberg (Marienbergstr. 102) is hosting a Halloween party for the young ones on Oct. 30, starting at 2 p.m. To learn more, visit Tucherland
Halloween at Playmobil Funpark
The Playmobil Funpark in Zirndorf (Brandstätterstraße 2-10) is hosting Halloween events and activities on Oct. 31; to learn more, visit www.playmobil-funpark.de
All Saints Day marks holiday in Bavaria
Allerheiligen (All Saints Day) is a Christian day to remember all saints, martyrs and deceased. It is observed on November 1 every year in Baden-Württemberg, Bayern, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Rheinland-Pfalz and Saarland, as well as in Austria and Italy. As it falls on a Sunday this year, business operations won’t be affected.
Second Hand Bazaars for Parents
Parents are cleaning out the closets of their ever-growing offspring and take it to numerous “Kinderbasars” or “Baby-Basars” happening in the area. Look for posters or flyers in your community advertising the bazaars for second hand clothing, toys and equipment; usually they take place on a Saturday afternoon in the local church annex, school or community center.
Pumpkin Festival in Ludwigsburg
The annual pumpkin festival on Ludwigsburg’s castle grounds (Marbacher Strasse 10, 71640 Ludwigsburg, Germany) is open until November 8. 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/events/415907721882092/#!/kuerbisausstellung
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 distances varies from 5-, 10-, or 20-kilometer routes to 42-, 50- and event 60-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.
* Oct. 25: Heilsbronn, 5 and 10 km with Klosterwanderer Heilsbronn, 0170-6026358 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Start: 7 a.m. to noon at Hohenzollernhalle, Ketteldorfer Straße 22, 91560 Heilsbronn.
* Nov. 7: Fürth-Oberfürberg, guided marathon hike (42k) with „1st Nürnberger Volkslaufclub 1969 e.V.,“ 0911-698065. Start: 7 a.m. at Gaststätte Waldlust, Rennweg 68, 90768 Fürth. Please register prior to event. To learn more, visit Marathon Hike Fürth
* Nov. 7 and 8: Wachenroth (5, 10 k) with SV Wachenroth, 09548-1744 or 0176-35306591. Start: Sat. 7 a.m. – 1 p.m., Sun. 7 a.m. to noon at Ebrachtalhalle, Schulstraße, 96193 Wachenroth. To learn more, visit http://www.dvv-wandern.de/files/documents/ausschreibungen_wandertage/fr/2015/Wachenroth%20FR-M)%2007.%20u.%2008.11.2015.pdf (includes information in English)