Tuesday, March 31, 2015

April 2015 - Overview

Holidays (Federal or Bavaria specific) and Important Dates   
Photo: R.Hess geo-select FotoArt
School holidays March 28-April 12
April 2- Holy or Maudy Thursday - Stilletag
April 3 - Good Friday- Stilletag SHOPS CLOSED
April 4-  Easter Saturday
April 5 - Easter Sunday
April 6 - Easter Monday SHOPS CLOSED

What to do when everything is closed? Click here for many Nürnberg museums and their special hours for holidays (see Sonderöffnunfzeiten an Feiertagen). NOTE: Even though they still say 2014, the dates are for 2015

More on Easter traditions here 

Events (by no means a complete list)

April 2 - Herzo in a Nutshell, English guided tour €2
April 24 - Run for Kaya! and Earth Day celebration
April 25 Spring Flea Market
April 26 - Eco-Fest new this year- Beer!!!
April 1 Easter Crafts 10a- 12p Walderlebniszentrum €3 per child 8+
April 2 Easter Egg Hunt (with scooters!) through the woods, Walderlebniszentrum €4 per child
April 4 Flea Market, Bohlenplatz
April 17 - 19 Erlangen Beer Spring, Kitzmann Brewery events through the weekend, vote for the Beer King to be throned on Sunday. 
April 24  Irish Evening, Strohalm
April 26 Open Sunday!

Every Thursday, City Marketing Nürnberg publishes weekend tips! 
March 20 - April 6 Easter Market
March 20 - April 2 - Waveboard Class (for children)
April 4 - Night of Sports, Sportzentrum - rock climbing, badminton and more €12 from 8pm
April 4 - 19 Spring Volksfest 
April 11 - 6th Food Truck Roundup, Nürnberg Messe
More info (including daily locations) on local food trucks here

March 26 - April 19 Easter Fountain time! See here for PDF of Frankischer Schweiz dates
April 2 - 4 16th Annual Short Film Festival, Schweinfurt tickets from €7
April 4 - 13 Flamenco Festival, Würzburg
April 3- 6 Celebrate Easter weekend with the Easter bunny, Krummweiher (approx. 1 hr from Nürnberg)
April 4 - 12 Passion Play, Zschorlau tickets €15 - 20 
April 6 Easter Egg Hunt, Sun Valley, Trebgast 
April 16 - Robert Cray, Munich tickets from €41
April 17 - Simon and Garfunkel tribute, Bamberg tickets from €16 
April 18 - 19 Fränkisch Food Festival, Weißenburg tickets €4 (approx. 45 mins from Nürnberg)
April 25 - Bicycle fair, Bamberg Maxplatz
April 25 - 26 Natural Healing Days, Fürth 
April 29 Lynrd Skynrd, Ludwigsburg tickets from €59,90
It´s Bärlauch season!!! 

Other things to do? 
From September - April 2015 go ice skating at Nürnberg Arena!
Click here for a list of tours in the area in English, many are indoors (museums). 

Visit the Nürnberg Planetarium

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.  

Go (indoor) rockclimbing. Kids just €2,50.   

Rock cut beer celler tours (Nürnberg) every Sunday 11:30am in English. €5 

Take a hike! Link to VGN hiking information site here (English). Combine hiking and beer with the 5 Seidla Tour (English). Hiking trails in and around Herzo here. Nature parks in the region may be found here (link in German, click on interaktiven Karte for the map). 

Head to the Frankischer Schweiz (link in English) for breweries, hiking, castles, rock climbing, canoeing and more. An interactive map of hiking trails in the Frankischer Schweiz can be found here

Take your own wine walk in Nürnberg (link in German, map on right hand side of page)

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

Celebrate all things asparagus at an asparagus festival!

From April - October, take a tasting tour (in German) of Erlangen €25 

Beer kellers and gardens that closed for the season begin to re-open! 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. 

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. 

Wednesdays and Thursday evenings, go to the public ceramic workshop in Nürnberg, just €2 per evening! 

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