Saturday, August 30, 2014

September 2014 - Overview

Holidays (Federal or Bavaria specific)       
None! 
School starts Tuesday, September 16
Events (by no means a complete list)

Herzo
Sept 20 - November 23 Herzo Cultural Days- a whole host of events, including American movie nights (November) 
September 27 - Flea Market (Herzo has 2 major flea markets, the last saturday in April, and the last Saturday in September). 

Erlangen
September 5 - 8 Dechsendorf Kirchweih
September 5 - 8 Eltersdorf Kirchweih
September 13-15 Hüttendorf Kirchweih 
September 18 - October 5 Fall Market! Hauptmarkt
September 20 - Children and Baby Bazaar  Heinrich-Lades-Halle, Rathaus Platz 3
September 26 - 29 Frauenaurach Kirchweih 
September 27 - 28 Entla´s Keller closes for the season. Enjoy a last beer and some music at their end of season celebration

Nürnberg 

August 29 - September 14 Fall Volksfest 
September 5-6 Red Bull District Ride - Watch free ride bikers, over 75,000 expected fans
September 11-14 Wine festival, Aufsessplatz 
September 12-14 Burggrabenfest - a middle ages festival, fun for families!
September 14 - Open Sunday! (Südstadt only)
September 15 - Floyd Reloaded (music of Pink Floyd) 
Sept 15 4-5:30 English book reading- Mortimer English Club €3- register by             September 11 mortimer@jf-languageservices.de (children from 2-10) 
September 12-13 Antique Market - Over 4000 retailers bring 200,000 visitors between the       Rathaus and Lorenz Church 
September 18 - 29 Altstadtfest
September 20- 21 Asian Art and Culture Days Villa Leon Entry: Free
September 21 Celebrate World Children´s Day Jakobsplatz, Weißer Turm and Ludwigsplatz    Free and low cost activities for children of all ages

September 26 - November 16 Little Shop of Horrors (theater) 
September 27  (also 10/11, 10/25 and 11/15) GPS Scavenger Hunt. €29,99
September 28  (also 10/12, 10/26, 11/15) Krimispiel They create a "crime" you and your        friends/family play detective and try to solve it! Tickets €45, children under 10 free. 
September 28 Open Sunday!! (all of Nürnberg EXCEPT Südstadt)



Other
August 28-September 7 Weinparade, Wine Festival, Würzburg
September 6 - Public city tour of historic Haßfurt 1.5 hours, €3 per person
September 6 - Holi Gaudy Fest - Heilbronn
September 6 7 - Circus Festival Mosbach - tickets from €9,99
September 6-7 Bardentreffen, Ansbach two days of local music! Saturday includes                  musicians all around the inner city. Entry: free
September 7 Stadtwaldfest, Fürth (city forest festival)
September 11-15 Kirchweih Buckenhofen, Forcheim
September 12- 14 Zwiebeltreterfest Bamberg Entry: free
September 19-20 Fürther Grafflmarkt -Fürth thousands of retail stalls to choose from. Music    and more. 
September 19-20 Stadtfest Würzburg
September 20-21 Basket Market Lichtenfels 


Other things to do? 

Fuego Latino (Nürnberg)  has many dance classes you can try Salsa, Merengue, Bachata- with daily passes from €3-€8

Nürnberg´s Experience Park is fun for the whole family! See- touch- feel- smell Open until September 19, 2014. 

It´s wine festival time! With so many wineries in the lower Franconian region there´s a festival every weekend. Check out the list (in English) here (in English). The area is about one hour from Nürnberg by train. 

Find a local Beer Keller here! 

Pick your own berries and currants, and even asparagus! click here or here for a few places in the Nürnberg area. Check the individual websites for more information. 

Kerwa (or Kirchweih) season is here! Click here for a list of local festivals. Wondering what a Kerwa is? See our previous post

Explore our area´s many bike paths! (For a Nürnberg map of bike paths, click here) For other cities, start with a google search of your city´s name and Fahrradweg). Maps are available in most book stores for under €5. 

Try Forchheim´s famous Kellerwald (click here for map and description in German). It´s little less than 30 minutes train ride from Nberg Hbf and then a bit of a walk. 


Head out to a local soccer game. The season reopened end of February. Tip: For those with children with short attention spans, some clubs offer free admission for the second half.


Visit a pool or sauna- Atlantis is in Herzo, Nürnberg has many to choose from (link in    German), Bamberg has Bambados Can´t decide?  Schwimmbadcheck is an online review site for public pools, link is in English.

Produce

Produce availability in Germany is VERY seasonal. Want fresh asparagus right now? Not likely.
Want to know when to expect what (of locally grown produce)? Click here  This also includes information about when to plant what in this area of Germany.



Things cropping up (pun intended) ;)

Pumpkin (Hokkaido)
Field lettuce
Not veggies, but it´s carp and duck season. Carp is only served here during months that contain "r"
local apples                               
it´s mushroom season! 


What in the world is that?


Mirabella plums. They are normally turned into marmalade or jam, but can be eaten raw. 
They have a unique taste that starts out sweet, but have a bit of a sour aftertaste. 
Their season ends this month. 





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