Thursday, June 28, 2012

Need a little "Oompah?"

Feeling brave? Why not grab some friends and head out to the Franconian countryside for an authentic "Volksmusikabend", at a cute little pub chock-full of locals?!? Reservations are recommended!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Looking for Something to do this Weekend?

Get out and get some exercise while you're at it!  The village of Hessdorf, just north and west of Erlangen is hosting their annual "Wandertage" or "Walking Days."  This is an old German tradition where everybody comes out to enjoy the weather and a nice walk together.  Followed by the obligatory fest of course!  And Sunday they will have Ox on the spit from 11:00 onward - while it lasts!  

They offer 5, 10 and 20 km trails - The start and finish are located at the Schule Hannberg at Kirchensteig 2.  See the flyer below for more info - you can click it to enlarge.


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Asian Supermarkets in Erlangen



Asia Shop Long My,
Südliche Stadtmauerstraße 16, Erlangen
http://www.qype.com/place/114695-Long-My-Asia-Shop-Erlangen

Asiashop Wing-Xing

Friedrichstr. 32
91054 Erlangen
Has frozen Edamame and most other Asian items!


Asia-Shop GhandiGoethestraße 44
91054 Erlangen 
You can get fresh coriander (cilantro) and lemongrass here, as well as most other items.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Schedule of Fests in the Erlangen - Hochstadt area in June.

For a list of Kirchweihe, Johannisfeuer and other Fests in the Erlangen - Hochstadt area, Kreislauf Magazin has compiled one in their latest issue.  You can find it by clicking on the link below and going to page 42.

http://www.kreislauf-magazin.de/Magazin/KLM_41-44.pdf

Wondering what a Krichweih is????

"Kirchweih" (which is the formal German word), "Kerwa" and "Kärwa" (which are local Franconian dialect) all refer to an annual church festival to celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the church. Often times the local brewery will brew a special beer and there is food, music, games, etc. It really is the equivalent of a town fair.

For more information on what a Johannisfeuer is... click here http://suite101.com/article/traditional-bonfires-johannisfeuer-on-midsummer-night-germany-a257478

There was also a Wandertag listed in Hessdorf - a Wandertag is a bit like a Volksmarch, or basically a day when the everybody gets together and goes for a long walk!  (I believe they have a 5, 10 or a 20k option.)  The afterwards, they have a Fest, of course.)

And I expect that Kreislauf Magazin will continue to list the Fests each month as the summer progresses.  We get it free in our mailbox, but apparently you can just look it up on line if you don't!