Was ist los in Franken? March 27 through April 3, 2015
March 27, 2015
ANSBACH, Germany (March 27, 2015) -- "Was ist los in Franken?" details off-post community events and activities occurring throughout Lower, Upper and Middle Franconia.
Blues Days in Roth
The annual "Bluestage" ( or "Blues Days" in English) are still going on in Roth at the Kulturfabrik (Stieberstraße 7) now through Sunday. More than 20 bands play on seven different stages. For program details and ticket information, visit www.bluestage.de or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rother-Bluestage/541797545830856.
Abba Night in Ansbach
Abba fans gather for the 10th time in a row at the Oppel Autohaus in Ansbach-Elpersdorf (Liebigstr. 1) for the cult Abba party. The Swedish pop group inspires the fans to dress in 70's gear and dance the night away Saturday starting at 7:30 p.m.
Kneipenfestival - Dinkelsbühl
The annual Kneipenfestival in Dinkelsbühl Saturday is a live music night similar to a pub crawl. One ticket buys admission for all locations and artists; tickets can be purchased in all participating locations or at the Touristik Service Dinkelsbühl on Altrathausplatz 14 (09851-902440). To learn more, visit www.lauschangriff-online.de.
Franconian Easter Traditions
Regional markets, Easter egg hunts and Easter games are all part of Franconian Easter traditions. Read more about what to expect this season in the article "Franconian Easter Traditions -- more than eggs and bunnies" at www.army.mil/article/144231 (see also "Related links" on the right side).
Easter in the Handwerkerhof Nürnberg
The Handwerkerhof in Nürnberg, a medieval enclosure across from the main train station, is open again and kicks off the season 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 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. To learn more, visit www.handwerkerhof.de.
Easter Market in Nürnberg
The traditional annual Ostermarkt takes place on Nürnberg's Hauptmarkt now through April 6. More than 80 vendors are offering household products, wood and ceramic crafts, curtains, clothes, books and much more. Opening hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The market is closed Good Friday, April 3. To learn more, visit www.nuernberg.de/internet/marktamt/ostermarkt.html.
Spring Awakening - Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Many different events welcome the spring season in Rothenburg o.d. Tauber now through April 30. Easter fountains are decorated, restaurants serve special dishes and guided tours explain historical background. To learn more about the Rothenburg activities, visit www.tourismus.rothenburg.de.
Ostermarkt - Höchstadt a.d.Aisch
The Easter market in Höchstadt a.d. Aisch is open Sunday in conjunction with an open shop day from 1 to 6 p.m.
Easter at the Freilandmuseum - Bad Windsheim
The Fränkische Freilandmuseum Bad Windsheim (Eisweiherweg 1) offers lots of entertainment for the whole family during the long Easter weekend.
The theater group of Marktbergel and Bad Windsheimer singers and musicians create a passion play involving the audience on Good Friday (April 3), starting at 2 p.m.; trombone music will be played at 3 p.m. at the museum's entry gate.
From Saturday to Monday, April 4 through 6, visitors can observe old and new techniques for Easter decorations in the farm houses (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.).
An Easter egg hunt takes place on Easter Sunday, April 5, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.; children need to keep their eyes open for more than 1,000 hidden eggs and some nests.
To learn more about the open air museum in Bad Windsheim, go to www.freilandmuseum.de.
Frühlingsfest - Nürnberg
The annual spring fest, considered the largest of its kind in Northern Bavaria, is scheduled for April 4 through 19 at the Dutzendteich in Nürnberg. Visitors find the latest fair rides, several beer tents, food galore and many special events. A fest parade takes place on April 4 at 4:30 p.m., with the official tapping of the first keg at 5 p.m. The Easter bunny will be there on the Easter weekend to pass out sweets to the kids. Wednesdays are family days with reduced prices between 1 and 9 p.m. Friday, April 10, is the night of the thousand lights: 10,000 chem lights are passed out to visitors, and a fireworks display lights up the spring sky at 10:15 p.m. Bulldog tractors meet Sunday, April 12, and Thursday, April 16, is Ladies Night (after 2 p.m.) with half-priced rides for women. Saturday, April 18 features an old-timer car meeting and parade at 4 p.m.; final fireworks take place at 10:15 p.m. on April 19. For more details, map and opening hours go to www.volksfest-nuernberg.de.
Frühlingsfest - Bad Windsheim
The annual spring fest in Bad Windsheim on April 4 through 12 offers rides, live music and regional food daily, starting at 2 p.m. at the Festplatz am Schießwasen. A large Easter market takes place on Monday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. downtown. Wednesday, April 8 is family day with reduced prices. Large fireworks are scheduled for Saturday. April11 at about 10 p.m. For more details check www.tourismus.bad-windsheim.de.
Frühjahrslust - Anwanden
The "Frühjahrslust" spring market of Gut Wolfgangshof in Anwanden takes place April 11 and 12 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The market features accessories for outdoor living, gardens and small animals. Shoppers can find flowers, plants, seeds, pots, outdoor furniture and much more. Regional and seasonal foods are served; a petting zoo offers goats, sheep, chicken ducks and geese; baby chicks are hatched on site. Admission is 6 €, children under 14 years pay no admission. Gut Wolfgangshof can be found on Weitersdorfer Straße 22, 90513 Zirndorf-Anwanden. To learn more, go to www.fruehjahrslust.de.