Thursday, March 31, 2016

April 2016 - Overview

Holidays (Federal or Bavaria specific) and Important Dates   

School holidays March 19 - April 3            

Events (by no means a complete list)

April 9 Slackline Workshop
April 19 Earth Day
April 21 Tour of the Town Museum in English €2
April 30 Bike Fair
March 26 - April 3 Erlangen Spring Festival , Schlossplatz
Until April 2 International Jazz Workshops 
April 2 - Flea Market, Bohlenplatz - over 300 vendors
April 3 Open Sunday! 
April 5 and 20 Porcelain making workshops €18 plus porcelain
April 9 See the wild horses and more on a guided tour of the Tennenloher Forest €7
April 23 Celebrate 500 years of the Beer Purity Law (various places in Erlangen from Schlossplatz and the Botanical Garden to Entla´s Keller) 
Try the Erlangen Beer Crawl to celebrate 500 years of the beer purity law
April 24 - June 6 Böse Clowns exhibit Kunstpalais, Marktplatz 1
April 30 - ADFC Used Bike Sale

Every Thursday, City Marketing Nürnberg publishes weekend tips! 
March 25 - April 10 Spring Volksfest
April 2 - Last day for ice skating at Nürnberg Arena!
April 2 - Night Owl Market an evening flea market with DJ, drinks and dancing
April 8 - Balloons aglow at Nürnberg´s Spring Volksfest
until May 29 Terracotta Army (EXTENDED!), Adults €15 Exhibit also in English
April 14 Nürnberg Street Food Fest, €1 Entry feeBerliner Platz 9
April 22 - August 28 Special Exhibit Documentation Center- School during National Sozialismus
April 30 - May 1 Wine and Taste Festival, tickets from €12
April 30 Earth Day at the German American Institute- Nature Walk €5 per child (German and English)

March 26 - April 19 Easter Fountain time! See here for PDF of Frankischer Schweiz dates
April 1-2 Wine Press Hall Festival, Würzburg
April 2 - Stadtwaldlauf, Fürth 10k or Half Marathon, plus kid´s races
April 9 - Salsa mini-festival, dance workshops €5 Forchheim
April 10 Bike tour of Oberfranken and the Fränkische Schweiz (110 km) Start/end Forchheim 
April 14-23 Volksfest, Kulmbach
April 15 - May 1 Spring Festival, Munich
April 16 - 17 - Enjoy Fränkisch food at Fränkische Genusstage, €4 Weißenburg
April 23 - 24 Bierkeller opening weekend, Forchheim See post from last year here. 
April 22- 24 Beer Festival, Bamberg
April 23 - May 29 Bavarian Beer Weeks, Eichstätt
April 24- Day of Open Gardens, Bamberg FREE! Visit the gardens (veggie, spice, flower) of Bamberg  (Almost) all gardeners will have food/drink available for purchase.
April 24 - Residenz Run, Würzburg
29 April - May 2 Walberlafest, One of Franken´s oldest Spring festivals (near Forchheim)
April 30 - May 15 Culture Days at the Juliusspital, Würzburg

Other things to do? 

It´s Bärlauch season!!! 

Loads of beer related activities- festivals, etc. in and around the Fränkischer Schweiz. See here for a calendar (in German). 

Maps of beer/brewery related walking routes in and around the Fränkischer Schweiz here. (in German)

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! 

Check out the German-American Institutes events here

Events (in German) at the Walderlebniszentrum Tennenlohe (Erlangen) April - September 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.   

Take the steam engine tour through the Frankische Schweiz €14 adults

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) has loads of bike paths/routes in and around our area. 

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 €26 

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 . The area is about one hour from Nürnberg by train. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

March 2016 - Overview

Holidays (Federal or Bavaria specific)       

March 25 - Good Friday (Karfreitag) - also a Stilletag (no loud music, dancing forbidden. etc.)
March 26 - Karsamstag. Stilletag also. 
March 27 - Easter Sunday (Ostersonntag).

March 24 - Holy or Maundy Thursday (Gründonnerstag). Stilletag.

School holidays March 19 - April 3 Spring Break 

Events (by no means a complete list)


March 22 Fleamarket (and plants too!), Rudeltplatz
March 26 - April 3 Erlangen Spring Festival , Schlossplatz

March 11 Nürnberg Night Market Entry €1
March 12 Nürnberg Street Food Market (Monthly event) Entry €1
March 15 Nuernberg Sport Verein Spring Run(s) Choose from shorter runs for children, 5K        or 10K. Nordic Walking and Biking as well! Details here (in German)
March 14-16 The German Irish Friendship Circle is hosting St. Patrick´s Day weekend events (some events are in German, English, and Irish) Ticket prices €20 Friday with special guest Jonny Logan (of Eurovision fame in the 80´s and 90´s) €10 Saturday. 
March 15 Rockfabrik hosts a St. Patrick´s Day party with Kilkenny Knights 
March 17 Guy Palumbo Irish music, Molly Malone´s - free entry
March 17 TK Maxx opens! Mercado
March 19 - Handmade Market
March 25 - April 10 Spring Volksfest

March 17- Guided tour of the City Museum in English €2
March 28 Easter Nest Hunt

March 4 - 6 Health Fair, Bamberg Adults, €6
March 5 - 20 Spring Volksfest, Würzburg
March 9 - 20 Flamenco Festival, Würzburg
March 12 Food Truck Round Up, Bamberg
March 12-13 Franconian Gourmet Fair (Iphofen- 45 minutes from Nberg by train)- Local (Frankisch) gourmet food! Child care available. Note: This is also Open Sunday in Iphofen, stores will be open. 
March 14 Delta Moon - Blues, Fürth
March 15, Tina Turner, Bamberg
March 17 - Irish Dance and Music, Hassfurt Tickets from €34
March 18 - Harlem Globetrotters, Bamberg Tickets from €32,95
March 26 - 28 Easter Market, Fränkischer Freiland Museum (Easter Egg Hunt March 27)
March 30 Open Sunday Fuerth - corresponds with their Spring Festival as well (March 29-April 6)

Other things to do? 
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. 

Visit the Easter fountains in the Frankischer Schweiz

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. 

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. 

Kick-Fabrik - Nürnberg indoor soccer and mini-golf

Bowling (Google kegeln or bowling and your town´s name)

Visit an indoor 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.