Was ist los in Franken? March 7 through March 14 , 2014
March 6, 2014
- Outreach-KONTAKT Franken
- Nürnberg Zoo
- Theater Ansbach
- Kammerspiele Ansbach
- Rothenburg Tourist Office
- Runners' training in Ansbach
- Ansbach City Run
- Events at KKC in Bad Windsheim
- Events in Wolframs-Eschenbach
- Volksmarch Ansbach
- Meistersingerhalle Nuernberg
- Arena Nuernberg
- Amerikahaus - German-American Institute Nuernberg
- Weinturmlauf - Fun Run Bad Windsheim
Volksmarch in Ansbach
The German-American Hiking Club Ansbach is hosting their annual Volksmarch in Ansbach-Elpersdorf March 8 and 9. Starting times on both days are 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; participants walk at their own speed and can choose from distances of 5, 10 or 20 kilometers. A ticket to participate costs 2 euros (3.80 euros if a stamp in the hiking book is desired). For preregistration, call 0160-93860081 or 0171-580-5329, or show up at Autohaus Oppel, Liebigstr. 1 in Ansbach-Elpersdorf on one of the days. To learn more, visit www.dvv-wandern.de/files/file/ansbach_0803_u_09032014.pdf (English information included).
To walk with the German-American friendship club Outreach-KONTAKT Franken, meet Saturday, March 8 at 11 a.m. at the registration booth. To learn more about Outreach-KONTAKT Franken, visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/OutreachKONTAKTFranken
Weinturmlauf in Bad Windsheim
The annual fun run Weinturmlauf takes place on March 23 in Bad Windsheim. Competitions vary from Nordic walking, youth runs, hobby runs to half marathon; the runs' starting times are spread out from 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, visit www.weinturmlauf.org.
Runners' training in Ansbach
The „Lauftreff Ansbach" -- the same people who organize the upcoming annual Ansbach City Run in May -- offer group training open to everyone, all age groups and experience levels (beginners, 10-kilometer or marathon training). One group gets together in Ansbach-Hennenbach at Martin-Leder-Strasse (near the Kindergarten) every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Another meets at 9:30 a.m. Sundays in Ansbach-Hennenbach on Fürstenstrasse by the school (both groups for beginners and 10k runners). There is also indoor training offered during the winter months inside the gym of the Theresiengymnasium (Schreibmüllerstrasse 10) Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. To learn more about the group and training sessions, visit www.ansbacher-citylauf.de or www.lauftreff-ansbach-nord.de.
Deutsch für Anfänger -- German for Beginners
The Ansbach Volkshochschule (VHS), an adult learning center, offers a German language starter course beginning March 10; for ten Monday evenings the students meet at Platengymnasium (a school on Bahnhofsplatz 15) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. To register for the course, call the VHS at 0981-51311 or 51312.
Spring bazaars or "Kinderbasar" offer a chance to buy slightly used children's clothing as well as toys, car seats, high chairs and more for a reasonable price; parents can also sell their outgrown items to other parents. There are two bazaars coming up in March:
• March 8 in Ansbach-Elpersdorf at the Gemeindehaus (next to the church) from 2 to 4 p.m.; sellers must call 0981-63263 for more information.
• March 29 in Lichtenau in the school (Grund- und Mittelschule); sellers must call 09827-7564 or 09827-925986 for more information
Trades and Technology Market in Bad Windsheim
A business and trades expo with local companies takes place in the Kur and Kongress-Center Bad Windsheim (Erkenbrechtallee 2) March 8 and 9; opening hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday March 8 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday March 9.
Rock meets Classic - Nürnberg
Popular rock songs combine with classical music in the crossover project called Rock meets Classic concert at 8 p.m. March 13 at the Arena (Kurt-Leucht-Weg 11) in Nürnberg. To learn more, visit www.arena-nuernberg.de.
Night of the Guitars - Ansbach
The Kammerspiele Ansbach (Maximilianstrasse 29) hosts an evening with the guitarists Werner Lämmerhirt, Peter Finger and Volker Gross March 14 at 8 p.m. To learn more, visit www.kammerspiele.com.
Music Night in Herrieden
The Herrieden Music Night -- a night of live bands playing in different pubs and restaurants -- takes place Saturday March 15 starting at 8 p.m. To learn more, visit www.kammerevents.de and check the tab "Kneipenjagd."
St. Patrick's Day Party in Nürnberg
For an early St. Paddy's Day party, visit the Rockfabrik Nürnberg (Klingenhofstrasse 56) Saturday March 15 at 8 p.m. Live bands include Mainhall (Irish Folk-Punk-Rock), Ungerground (Modern Rock) and special guest Kilkenny Knights. To learn more, visit www.rockfabrik.de or call 0911-9518887.
American Recital Series - No.4: American Country and Folk with Richard Kindley - Nürnberg
The American tenor Richard Kindley is special guest at the Tucherschloss (Hirschelgasse 9-11) on March 20 at 7 p.m. Kindley studied at the California State University Fresno and the Meistersinger-Konservatorium in Nürnberg. He is part of the Nürnberg opera ensemble, but that evening he will surprise the visitors with a different repertoire, a combination of American folk music and country/western. To learn more, visit www.amerikahaus-nuernberg.de.
Brothers In Arms -- a tribute to Dire Straits -- in Ansbach
The cover band Brothers in Arms, playing the hit songs of Dire Straits, comes to the Kammerspiele Ansbach (Maximilianstrasse 29) March 22 at 8:30 p.m. To learn more, visit www.kammerspiele.com.
Hobby artist market in Bad Windsheim
A market featuring hobby artists and local producers takes place at the Kur- and Kongress-Center (Erkenbrechtallee 2) March 23 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. Activities are planned for children from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is 2 euros for adults; children younger than 12 enter free.