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Dates for your (Franconia) diary 2015

24 Apr

I have a static page of what’s coming up in the surrounding area and I’ve just realised that it hasn’t got ANY 2015 dates on and it’s already spring! Sincere apologies! To make up for it I’m giving you my personal rundown of the highlights of the outdoor season.

Blaue Nacht – 2nd May 2015

– The night when Nürnberg turns blue and celebrates art and culture. It really has to be experienced and a lot can be enjoyed without having to buy a ticket.

Walberlafest – May 3rd-4th 2015

– Combining exercise and alcohol since, well, it’s roots can be dated back to pagan times. One of my absolute favourite days out, check out my Insiders guide.

20140426-144632.jpgSchlossgartenkonzerte, Erlangen 10th May – 2nd August 2015

– FREE concerts on selected Sunday mornings in the Schlossgarten (Castle garden) Erlangen. The programme has not yet been released, look out for details here soon.

Sternen Nacht, Erlangen – 15th May 2015

– Shopping under the stars (until 11pm anyway) and whilst I wouldn’t necessarily recommend trying to do any shopping, it gets pretty packed, most shops and restaurants have special discounts and offers for one night only.

Bergkirchweih – May 21st – June 1st 2015

– The local bierfest on your doorstep. An experience that you won’t forget, get that tracht on and get out with your family and friends to enjoy the bier, food and atmosphere.

IMGP5076Berggraben, Nürnberg – June 3rd-7th 2015

A bierfest held in a castle moat, I mean how many times do  you get the opportunity to say you’ve done that? Besides it being held in the moat it also has fab biers and food.

Zollhausfest, Erlangen – 26th-28th June 2015

– So local if you don’t live around this area of Erlangen you might not know that it is even on. Local foods, beers and roads stopped to traffic

Sommerkirchweih Herzogenaurach – 3rd-12th July 2015

– 10 days of celebrations at the festival ground. A lovely local festival, if you work in the area you might even score some biertickets for free biers! The town website has specifics like when the first keg is cracked, when family day is and the musical lineup.

Annafest – 24th July – 3rd August 2015

– Held in Forchheims’ Kellerwald (where the kellers are open now and will be until September time) Annafest is a bierfest with plenty of choices, food, bier, atmosphere, there really is something for everyone.

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Klassik Open Air, Nürnberg – 26th July 2015

– Free concerts performed by the city Philharmonic orchestra. At 11am a family friendly concert and at 8pm a different programme (of course children are welcome to stay for the evening too). Bring your picnic and get there early to stake a claim on a good plot.

Klassik Open Air, Nürnberg – 8th August 2015

– Free evening concert performed by the city Symphony orchestra. 8pm start but arrive early to get a good plot and enjoy the sunshine, stay for the fireworks!

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Marktplatzfest Erlangen – 22nd-23rd August 2015

– A traditional fest that sees the whole square taken up by market stalls, food and drinks and local bands keeping everyone entertained, it’s a great place to meet and while away a few hours.

Look out for some more updates soon!

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