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 (see also "Related links" on the right side).

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

Spring Awakening - Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Many different events welcome the spring season in Rothenburg o.d. Tauber between March 21 and April 30. Easter fountains are decorated, restaurants serve special dishes and guided tours explain historical background. To learn more about the Rothenburg activities, 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.

Easter market in Dinkelsbühl
The Dinkelsbühl Ostermarkt in the Spitalhof (Dr.-Martin-Luther-Straße 6) has more than 50 booths offering Easter decoration, arts and crafts, flower arrangements, books, garden decoration and much, much more. The Easter market is scheduled for March 21 through 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. For more details, visit

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

Easter Egg Market - Ebermannstadt
Easter egg arts and crafts created with many different techniques can be found at the Ostereiermarkt at Pfarrzentrum St. Nikolaus (Kirchenplatz 7) in Ebermannstadt March 22 and 23. Ebermannstadt is located in the Fränkische Schweiz (Franconian Switzerland), a beautiful resort area only an hour away from Ansbach. To learn more, go to

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

Blues Days in Roth
The annual "Bluestage" -Blues Days- are going on in Roth at the Kulturfabrik ( Stieberstraße 7) March 21 through 29; more than 20 bands play on seven different stages. For program details and ticket information, go to or

Open shop Sunday - Ansbach
The city of Ansbach is featuring an open shop Sunday March 22 with stores opening their doors for shoppers from 1 to 6 p.m. Ansbach Citymarketing is hosting an entertainment program downtown, including informational booths of business owners and clubs. A spring craft market is located in and around the Ansbach Stadthaus (inside Tourist Information), and a fashion show takes place in the Brücken-Center mall at 2 and 4 p.m.

Amazing Shadows in Erlangen
Amazing Shadows is a visual spectacle for the whole family to enjoy; the artists create animals, people or machines as shadows with their bodies behind a screen, emphasized with music. The show takes place on March 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Heinrich-Lades-Halle (Rathausplatz) in Erlangen. Tickets are available at the usual ticket agencies; to learn more, go to

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 on March 28, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Kneipenfestival - Dinkelsbühl
The annual Kneipenfestival in Dinkelsbühl on March 28 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, go to

Ostermarkt - Höchstadt a.d.Aisch
The Easter market in Höchstadt a.d. Aisch is open Sunday, March 29, in conjunction with an open shop day from 1 to 6 p.m.

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