Was ist los in Franken? Oct. 24 through 31, 2014
October 24, 2014
Lebkuchenmarkt in Nürnberg
The Lebkuchenmarkt on Oct. 24 through Nov. 2 in front of Lorenzkirche in Nürnberg focuses on one of Nürnberg's most popular products, the Lebkuchen (more than just gingerbread!). Open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Fish Days in Nürnberg
The Nürnberger Fischtage - Fish Days -- are a market featuring fish in all variations. It it still ongoing on Jakobsplatz (Weisser Turm) until Oct. 26, open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday through Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. To learn more, go to www.tourismus.nuernberg.de
Halloween party in the Rockfabrik - Nürnberg
The Rockfabrik in Nürnberg (Klingenhofstrasse 56) hosts a Halloween party on Saturday, Oct. 25, starting at 8 p.m. The "Mainhall's" motto is "Rock the Party" while the "Underground" is featuring rock and metal hits. Admission fee is 7 euros. To learn more, go to www.rockfabrik.de
Kite festival on Altmühlsee
A kite festival for the whole family takes place on Sunday, Oct. 26 at the Seezentrum Gunzenhausen-Schlungenhof (Seestraße 9) on Altmühlsee from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities and shows keep the audience busy, kids can try throwing a boomerang or learn tips and tricks of kite flying. Food and beverages are available on the premises; to learn more about the event, go to http://www.gunzenhausen.info/veranstaltungen/familien-drachenfest_am_altmue-121688-9215368/
Line dance beginners' course - Schwabach
The line dance school Crazy Boots in Schwabach is hosting a beginners' course on Monday, Oct. 27, starting at 7 p.m. No previous knowledge or dancing partner necessary; cost for the two-hour course is 5 euros. To learn more, go to www.linedanceschule.de
Halloween at Tucherland - Nürnberg
The Tucherland fun park (Marienbergstr. 102) in Nürnberg is hosting a Halloween party for kids on Oct. 31, starting at 3 p.m. (park opens at 10 a.m.). Attractions include "yucky touch," "scary creativity," "monster face painting" and pumpkin carving (2.50€/pumpkin). Regular admission prices apply. To learn more, go to www.tucherland.de
Halloween at Playmobil Fun Park - Zirndorf
Every year on Halloween the Playmobil Fun Park in Zirndorf (Brandstätterstraße 2-10) hosts a party for the young ones (during regular opening hours). Ghosts, witches and other spooky folks, as well as a children's musician entertain the visitors. To learn more, go to www.playmobil-funpark.de
All Saints Day marks holiday in Bavaria
Allerheiligen (All Saints Day) is a Christian holiday to remember all saints, martyrs and deceased. It is observed on November 1 every year in Baden-Württemberg, Bayern, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Rheinland-Pfalz and Saarland, as well as in Austria and Italy. German businesses and stores will remain closed.
The Rothenburger Lichterlauf, a race in and around the torch-lit city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, takes place on Nov 1, starting with a Bambini race at 4:30 p.m.; the hobby runners start at 5:30 and the main race begins at 6:15. Start and finish are at the Marktplatz in Rothenburg. For more information check www.rothenburgerlichterlauf.de
Indian Light Fest celebrated in Fürth
Diwali, the Indian Light Fest, is celebrated in Fürth in the Grüne Halle (Krautheimerstraße 11) on Nov. 2 from noon to 8 p.m. Visitors can experience the colors, scents, culinary delicacies, music and dance from India, as well as Henna painting, Ayurveda massages and much more. A fire show is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tickets for adults are 6 €, children up to 14 years enter for free. For more information go to www.gruenehalle.de
Fish Harvest Week in Dinkelsbühl
Dinkelsbühl's restaurants are hosting fish harvest weeks with local fish specialties until Nov. 2. Fish farming has a long tradition in Dinkelsbühl and the process of emptying the ponds in fall has turned into a culinary festivity. For details go to www.fischerntewoche.de
Kinder and Baby Bazaars
A 'Kinderbasar' or 'Baby Basar' is a second hand bazaar for used children's clothing, toys and equipment; they are usually organized by parents in the fall and spring and are a good opportunity to purchase well kept items for a reasonable price. Often there will be coffee and homemade cake for sale at the event. Look for flyers posted in your community for dates, times and location.
Pumpkin Festival in Ludwigsburg
The annual pumpkin festival on Ludwigsburg's castle grounds (Marbacher Strasse 10, 71640 Ludwigsburg, Germany) is open until November 2. Visitors can expect spectacular works of art created from 450 000 pumpkins and gourds, or admire more than 500 variations of the vegetable. Culinary delights like pumpkin soup, burgers or strudel can be tried on site. For more details, try https://www.facebook.com/events/415907721882092/#!/kuerbisausstellung
German-American Hiking Club Ansbach
The German-American Hiking Club Ansbach travels to a different Volksmarch destination almost every weekend. Often they take the train together, sometimes a bus is hired for the group. If you are interested in joining them for some of their activities, contact the president at 0160-9386-0081, or join them for their regular meeting, which takes place every other Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. (in odd weeks) at the Gaststätte Lehenshof (Uzstrasse 19) downtown Ansbach (behind the Greek restaurant).