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)

Erlangen

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

Nürnberg
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


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

Other
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.

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