Friday, June 18, 2010

Johannisnacht - Johannisfeuer!

Johannisnight, Johannisfire

Celebrating the longest day/shortest night of the year, huge fires are being

ignited. It’s a very old ritual common all around Europe to protect the

harvest from hail, and keep all the "demons" away. Nowadays it’s a lot of fun to see

the huge fire, listen to music and eat and drink with friends and neighbors.

Look out at your village/town where people built up huge piles of wood, you

can be sure there will be a Johannis Celebration the following weekend.
A list can be found for the Erlangen area by going HERE, clicking "Freizeit&Tourismus" and then the "Kulturkalendar" on the lower right hand side of the page.  I also saw one listed in the Fest brochure.  You could also try your local town website.

1100 Years in Lonnerstadt

Lonnerstadt, a little town just west of Höchstadt and der Aisch, is celebrating its 1100 year anniversary.  Come out and enjoy the scenery of Karpfenland, and a small town celebration.  Festivities will include yummy fest food, musical performances, a historical market, craft works and artists.

The fest kicks off with a concert at the St, Oswald Church on Thursday the 24th at 19.00, and the actual fest begins on Friday at 18.00 and runs through Sunday.

See the brochure HERE.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Kirchweihen und Biergartens!

Just found the guide for the fests and kirchweihen in the Erlangen-Höchstadt area.
You can get it HERE.  which is the website for the Erlangen-Höchstadt area.

You will then need to click "Freizeit & Tourismus".

Then on the lower right side, under "Broschüren" you will find several PDFs with all of the details.

Märchen mit Musik in Erlangen (Fairy Tales with music!)

The story of the little rabbit goes on... The Landratsamt on the Marktplatz in erlangen is having an OpenHouse on Saturday the 19th, which will include a sing-along music program for children ages 0-7.  The program begins at 11:30 and entrance is free.

For more details see click HERE.

The address is Marktplatz 6, 91054 Erlangen

Monday, June 14, 2010


In the little town of Buch, is a sweet little guesthouse appropriately named Süß!  We tried it Saturday and would highly recommend it to anyone in the mood for some home-style Franconian fare. 

The menu was quite large, and the prices were very reasonable.  I had the Schaüfele and would suggest it.  It is a standard item on the menu, which is sometimes not the case in guesthouses.  The sauerkraut was also very good, cooked with carraway.  The ambience is typical German guesthouse - very warm and inviting, with lots of carved wood panelling and warm colors.  But it lacks the dark, claustrophobic feel that is also so typical of German guesthouses, and has lots of natural light to illuminate your Schnitzel!

They are also well known for their Carp when in season.  They are, after all, nestled right in the heart of "Carp Land" so you might want to take the opportunity to drive around and enjoy all of the carp ponds and the scenery.


91085 Weisendorf - Buch
Reichenbacher Str. 1


Telefon: 09132 / 9306