German-American Hiking Day in Ansbach
The annual German-American Volksmarch, hosted by the German-American Hiking Club Ansbach, takes place in Ansbach/Elpersdorf on March 7 and 8. Distances to hike are 5, 10 and 20 k; starting times on both days are 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., sign-up on site possible. Food and beverages will be available on site (Liebigstrasse 1, Autohaus parking lot). To learn more, go to
Join the German-American Friendship club "Outreach-KONTAKT Franken on March 7 and 8 at 11 a.m., as they walk together as a group! For more information, check

Trades & Technology Market in Bad Windsheim
A business and trades expo with local companies takes place in the Kur & Kongress-Center Bad Windsheim (Erkenbrechtallee 2) on March 7 and 8; opening hours are 11 a.m. -- 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. -- 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Easter Egg Market in Erlangen
Erlangen is hosting the International Easter Egg Market on March 7 and 8 in the Redoutensaal on Theaterplatz/ Wasserturmstr. 16. About 40 artists and hobby painters present their oval works of art, displaying traditional techniques of egg decoration. Opening times are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; to learn more, go to

Seed Festival in Dinkelsbühl
The town of Dinkelsbühl is hosting a seed festival in combination with their Josephi Market on March 8 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., celebrating bio diversity. Visitors can find organic seed material, regional resiliency projects and workshops, entertainment for the kids and lots of good food to sample.
The festival takes place in and in front of the Schranne on Weinmarkt; parking is available on the parking lots "Inselwiese" or "An der Bleiche" on the edge of town. Admission is free. To learn more, go to

Music Night Herrieden
The "Musiknacht Herrieden," the annual Herrieden pub crawl, takes place Saturday, March 14. Eight locations in Herrieden feature live music, starting at 8 p.m. One ticket buys admission for the whole night. Locations include Zum Bergwirt, Limbacher, Altstadtbistro, Sportheim, Zur Sonne, Enzo, Linde and Gasthaus Birkel. Tickets for 12 euros can be purchased in all participating locations before the event, or for 14 euros at the door.

St. Patrick's Night Out -- Nürnberg
The German-Irish Friendship Group Franken is hosting a St. Patrick's night out on Saturday, March 14 at the Heilig-Geist-Saal (Hans-Sachs-Platz 2), starting at 8 p.m. The Irish folk bands "Hollow by the Mill" and "Emerald" will entertain the audience with traditional music. The guests will have an opportunity to dance and sample Irish specialties. Tickets for 10 euros are available at the Amt für Internationale Beziehungen (Hans-Sachs-Platz 2), O'Shea's Irish Pub (Wespennest 6-8) and Finnegans's Irish Pub (Königstraße 80). To learn more, go to

International Down-Syndrome-Day Marathon in Fürth
The marathon takes place in observance of International Down-Syndrome-Day on March 15 in Fürth at Südstadtpark and Grüne Halle (Krautheimer Strasse 11), the former U.S. military community area. Participants with and without handicap start in races together, with the events beginning at 9 a.m. Besides the classic marathon and half marathon, participants can take part in 6-hour runs and relays. To learn more about participating call 0911 - 72 05 66 or go to

Cara - A new breeze in Irish Music in Ansbach
Cara plays Irish music with the Irish bag pipes, violins, guitar and bodhrán at the Kammerspiele in Ansbach on March 16 at 8 p.m. To learn more about the band and the concert, go to

Easter in the Handwerkerhof Nürnberg
Starting March 16, 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 -- Saturday from 9 a.m. -- 10 p.m.; the stores are open 10 a.m. -- 6:30 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. -- 4 p.m. on Saturdays. To learn more, go to

Easter Market in Nürnberg
The traditional annual Ostermarkt takes place on Nürnberg's Hauptmarkt March 20 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. -- 7 p.m; closed on Good Friday, April 3! To learn more, go to

Live Music Night in Schwabach
The annual "Schwabacher Kneipenfieber," a live music pub crawl, takes place in various locations on March 21, starting at 8 p.m. 14 bands and musicians will play different musical styles, like Bues, Country, Pop, Swing or Funk in 14 locations. Tickets and more information are available at the Konzertbüro on Marktplatz, as well as all participating locations.

St. Patrick's Day Festival 2015 - Ahorntal
Fans of Irish folk music can expect a firework of Celtic music during the "St. Patrick's Day Festival" at the Rabenstein castle in Ahorntal on March 21 at 8 p.m. To learn more, go to

Ansbach "Saub(ä)er" City Clean-up
The city of Ansbach hosts their annual clean-up day on March 21 from 8:30 a.m. to noon; interested volunteers contact the USAG Ansbach Environmental Division at 09802-83-3306 (DSN 467-3306). Outreach-KONTAKT Franken is rallying its members to participate in a coordinated community service project in partnership with BOSS; to learn more about that, go to

Spring and Summer Bazaar
Lichtenau is hosting a spring and summer bazaar for used seasonal children's clothing, as well as toys and sport equipment. The bazaar is scheduled for Saturday, March 21 at the Volksschule Lichtenau on Schulweg 12, between 1 and 2:30 p.m. Coffee and cake will be offered by the students of the Mittelschule.

Hobby Artist Market in Bad Windsheim
A market featuring hobby artists and local producers takes place at the Kur- & Kongress-Center (Erkenbrechtallee 2) on March 22 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. Admission is 2 euros for adults, children under 12 years enter free. To learn more, contact the tourist office at 09841-402-0 or

Weinturmlauf in Bad Windsheim
The annual fun run Weinturmlauf takes place on March 22 in Bad Windsheim; competitions vary from Nordic Walking, youth runs, hobby runs to half marathon; the runs' starting times are spread out between 10 to 11 a.m. Registration is possible via internet or on the day of the run (up to one hour prior to start). To learn more about the run and register, go to

Open Shop Sunday - Ansbach
The city of Ansbach is featuring an open shop Sunday on March 22 with stores opening their doors for shoppers from 1 to 6 p.m.

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