Was ist los in Franken? March 14 through 21, 2014
March 12, 2014
- Outreach-KONTAKT Franken
- Nürnberg Zoo
- Theater Ansbach
- Kammerspiele Ansbach
- Rothenburg Tourist Office
- Runners' training in Ansbach
- Ansbach City Run
- Events at KKC in Bad Windsheim
- Events in Wolframs-Eschenbach
- Meistersingerhalle Nuernberg
- Arena Nuernberg
- Amerikahaus - German-American Institute Nuernberg
- Weinturmlauf - Fun Run Bad Windsheim
- Volksmarch in Winkelhaid
- Volksmarch in Heilsbronn
- Volksmarch in Langenzenn
Volksmarch in Franken
Volksmarches have been popular with Americans stationed in Europe for decades, and with winter on its way out and the weather gradually improving, the hiking season is picking up again. Participants in Germany can typically choose from 5-, 10- or 20-kilometer distances. Hikers don't start all at once, but within a certain time frame and cover the chosen distance at their own pace. Food and drinks are sold on location and registration is possible on site. It is best to contact the listed point of contact for exact starting times, updates and detailed location information. For other locations within Germany also check the website www.dvv-wandern.de.
Volksmarches in Franconia:
• March 15 and 16 in Winkelhaid (near Altdorf) (5/10/20k); TuS Winkelhaid 1922, 09187-41854, email@example.com. Start: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sportparkstr. 2, 90610 Winkelhaid -- http://dvv-wandern.de/files/file/winkelhaid_1503_u_16032014.pdf (includes English information).
• March 23 in Heilsbronn (5/10k); Klosterwanderer Heilsbronn, 09822-604260 or 0172-9053329, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.klosterwanderer.de. Start: 7 a.m. to noon at Ketteldorfer Str. 22, 91560 Heilsbronn -- http://dvv-wandern.de/files/file/heilsbronn_23032014.pdf.
• April 5 and 6 in Langenzenn (5/10/20k); Wanderfreunde Alte Veste Zirndorf, 09103-1812. Start: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pfaffenleite 16, 90579 Langenzenn -- http://dvv-wandern.de/files/file/langenzenn_0504_u_0604.pdf (includes English information).
Weinturmlauf in Bad Windsheim
The annual fun run Weinturmlauf takes place on March 23 in Bad Windsheim. Competitions vary from Nordic walking, youth runs, hobby runs to half marathon. The runs' starting times are spread out from 10 to 11 a.m. Registration is possible online or on the day of the run up to one hour prior to start. To learn more about the run and register, visit www.weinturmlauf.org.
Runners' training in Ansbach
The „Lauftreff Ansbach" -- the same people who organize the upcoming annual Ansbach City Run May 4 -- offer group training open to everyone, all age groups and experience levels (beginners, 10-kilometer or marathon training). One group gets together in Ansbach-Hennenbach at Martin-Leder-Strasse (near the Kindergarten) every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Another meets at 9:30 a.m. Sundays in Ansbach-Hennenbach on Fürstenstrasse by the school (both groups for beginners and 10k runners). There is also indoor training offered during the winter months inside the gym of the Theresiengymnasium (Schreibmüllerstrasse 10) Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. To learn more about the group and training sessions, visit www.ansbacher-citylauf.de or www.lauftreff-ansbach-nord.de.
Music Night in Herrieden
The Herrieden Music Night -- a night of live bands playing in different pubs and restaurants -- takes place Saturday March 15 starting at 8 p.m. To learn more, visit www.kammerevents.de and check the tab "Kneipenjagd."
St. Patrick's Day Party in Nürnberg
For an early St. Paddy's Day party, visit the Rockfabrik Nürnberg (Klingenhofstrasse 56) Saturday March 15 at 8 p.m. Live bands include Mainhall (Irish folk punk rock), Ungerground (modern rock) and special guest Kilkenny Knights. To learn more, visit www.rockfabrik.de or call 0911-9518887.
American Recital Series - No.4: American Country and Folk with Richard Kindley - Nürnberg
The American tenor Richard Kindley is special guest at the Tucherschloss (Hirschelgasse 9-11) March 20 at 7 p.m. Kindley studied at the California State University Fresno and the Meistersinger-Konservatorium in Nürnberg. He is part of the Nürnberg opera ensemble, but he will perform a different repertoire combining American folk music and country/western. To learn more, visit www.amerikahaus-nuernberg.de.
Jazztime Ansbach with the Chicago Rhythm Aces
The Chicago Rhythm Aces are coming to the Orangerie im Hofgarten Ansbach (Promenade 33) March 21 at 8 p.m. Tickets for the jazz concert are available at the Ansbach Tourist Office "Akut" Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Platz 1. To learn more, email email@example.com or visit www.ansbach.de.
Brothers in Arms -- a tribute to Dire Straits -- in Ansbach
The cover band Brothers in Arms, playing the hit songs of Dire Straits, comes to the Kammerspiele Ansbach (Maximilianstrasse 29) March 22 at 8:30 p.m. To learn more, visit www.kammerspiele.com.
Hobby artist market in Bad Windsheim
A market featuring hobby artists and local producers takes place at the Kur- and Kongress-Center (Erkenbrechtallee 2) March 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors find handmade flower decorations, greeting cards, Easter decoration, crafts, wood carvings, as well as locally produced bread, jelly, sausages or wine. Activities are planned for children from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is 2 euros for adults; children younger than 12 enter free.
A Tribute to Nat and Cannonball Adderley - Highlight: Soul Jazz - Nürnberg
An unusual soul-jazz concert takes place at the youth hostel (Jugendherberge) inside the Nürnberg castle March 28 at 7 p.m., hosted by the Jazzstudio Nürnberg. To learn more, visit www.jazzstudio.de.
Board Game Day in Pellerhaus - Nürnberg
Rainy Sunday afternoons are for playing games in Nürnberg at the Pellerhaus (Egidienplatz 23); join the Ali Baba Spieleclub March 30 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. to play your favorite board or card game or try a new one. More dates for game afternoons are April 13 and 27, May 11 and 25 and June 8.
The World of Musicals - Ansbach
A musical gala with international stars comes to Ansbach's Onoldiasaal (Nürnberger Strasse 32) April 2 at 7:30 p.m.
David Grissom and Band Ansbach
David Grissom plays his Blues Rock guitar April 3 at 8 p.m. at the Kammerspiele Ansbach (Maximilianstrasse 29). To learn more, visit www.kammerspiele.com
Easter Market in Nürnberg
The traditional annual Ostermarkt takes place on Nürnberg's Hauptmarkt April 4 through 21. More than 80 vendors are offering household products, wood and ceramic crafts, curtains, clothes, books and more. Opening hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Easter Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closed Good Friday! Sunday, April 6, is also open-store Sunday in Nürnberg. To learn more, visit www.nuernberg.de.
Easter in the Handwerkerhof Nürnberg
Starting April 7, the Handwerkerhof in Nürnberg, a medieval enclosure across from the main train station, is decorated in Easter fashion. All the little traditional houses, the stores and restaurants and the well will feature season greens, colorful eggs and more. The Handwerkerhof is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. The stores are open from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. To learn more, visit www.handwerkerhof.de.