Was ist los in Franken? April 24 through May 1, 2015
April 23, 2015
ANSBACH, Germany (April 17, 2015) -- "Was ist los in Franken?" details off-post community events and activities occurring throughout Lower, Upper and Middle Franconia.
Spring Awakening - Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Many different events welcome the spring season in Rothenburg o.d. Tauber now through April 30. Restaurants serve special dishes and guided tours explain historical background. To learn more about the Rothenburg activities, visit www.tourismus.rothenburg.de.
Spring Activities and Open Shop Sunday in Rothenburg
Rothenburg is hosting spring event days on April 25 and 26 with many activities, performances and music downtown. On Sunday, the stores will open from 1 to 6 p.m. with special deals, and the vintners from the area will introduce their wines in the basement of the Rathaus (city hall) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; tickets for the wine tasting are 10 Euros. To learn more, go to www.tourismus.rothenburg.de
Healing Herbs and Spices
A market featuring healing herbs and spices takes place at the outdoor museum in Bad Windsheim from April 25 to May 10. Visitors can learn about the healing powers of herbs, purchase teas, spices and plants and find out about their usage in kitchen and medicine. The market is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To learn more about the museum, go to www.freilandmuseum.de
The annual Ansbach Citylauf, a large fun run event, takes place on April 26 downtown and in the Brücken-Center mall. The runs, divided into age and distance categories, start between noon and 3 p.m.; the children and youth runs start and finish at the Brücken-Center, all other runs start at Martin-Luther-Platz and end at the Brücken-Center. Online registration at www.ansbacher-citylauf.de has ended on April 12, but participants can register on site up to one hour before starting time. A local radio station entertains the audience during the waiting periods. Free parking is available in the Brücken-Center starting at 9:30 a.m. in the morning, but driving in and out may be difficult at times due to the runners going by. There will also be detours around the Brücken-Center area, diverting traffic from the main road. To learn more, go to www.facebook.com/ansbacher.citylauf.
Tag des Bieres -- Bad Windsheim
The outdoor museum Bad Windsheim is celebrating the Day of the Beer on April 26 with home-brewed beer created in the little Hofbrauhaus of 1699. To learn more about the museum, go to www.freilandmuseum.de
German holiday on May 1
May 1 is Tag der Arbeit, the German 'Labor Day,' and is a nationally observed holiday, which means that stores and businesses will remain closed and public transportation services will be reduced. In larger cities demonstrations and parades organized by unions or political parties can be expected.
Spring Fest in Neustadt/Aisch
The Neustadt spring fest takes place May 1 through 3 at the Marktplatz; Sunday, May 3 is also open shop Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. To learn more, go to www.nea-aktiv.de
"Sommer in der City" -- Beach feeling in Nürnberg
The Nürnberg city beach is open again on Insel Schütt (near Cinecitta movie theater), starting on May 1. Enjoy folding beach chairs, cocktails and music, palm trees and a pool bar from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, all the way to July 26. To learn more, go to www.sommer-in-der-city.com
Toy Run for Young Cancer Patients
A non-profit organization founded by a U.S. American in 1995 organizes a motorcycle toy run every year since. The participants meet at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, on Heusteg in Erlangen-Dechsendorf; from there the group rides together to the children's hospital in Erlangen, where donations will be handed over. There will be live music and games played on site; an "after toy party" for the bike riders is hosted later by the Harley club "74 or more" at their clubhouse on Bahnstrasse in Erlangen-Eltersdorf. For more detailed information go to www.toyrun.de or call 0911-9753946.
Blaue Nacht in Nürnberg
The "Blaue Nacht" (Blue Night) in Nürnberg takes place on Saturday, May 2, starting at 7 p.m.; it is a night filled with special events, artistic displays and, of course, blue lights everywhere. Tickets can be purchased as single tickets or "five-friends" tickets; they also allow free use of public transportation within the VGN region (Ansbach included). For a detailed program check www.blauenacht.nuernberg.de.