Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Things To Do October 3, 2014 - Day of German Unity

The Day of German Unity (Tag der Deutschen Einheit) is a Federal holiday commemorating the day the GDR formally joined the Federal Republic of Germany on October 3, 1990. 

As a Federal holiday, all shops, schools, etc. are closed, and most people have the day off of work. The largest celebration is in Berlin, with a four day festival around the Brandenburg Gate. More on those events here (in English).  Stuttgart, Munich and Hannover have celebrations as well. 

Looking for something local to do? On this holiday, there are lots of local options! 

Many museums have special opening hours for the day (as well as many other holidays).               See Nürnberg´s here

Köfferfabrik in Fürth has a special holiday brunch (€13,90).

Nürnberg Stadtlauf (City Run) Adults 6k - Half Marathon Children 1,7 km

Visit Bamberg´s Antique Market. (45 minutes from Nürnberg)

Uffenheim has a Handwerkermarkt and their shops are open on this holiday! Uffenheim is         a little over an hour away from Nürnberg by train or car.

Kronach has a flea market, auto show, and more.........and their shops are open! About             1.5 hours from Nürnberg.

Head to Hassfurt for their Street Festival as well as holiday shopping! One hour from                 Nürnberg.

 Michaelis Kirchweih, Fürth

 Heywoood (Traditional Irish music), Rattelsdorf (€7 early/€8 at door)

Fall Weekend and Thanksgiving/Harvest Market, Rödelsee (1hr from Nürnberg)

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