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    For clarity over the nature of the various fests, many are referred to as "Citizens’ Fests" and "Street Fest" in English
regardless of their actual German name. A "Citizens’ Fest" or "street fest" means there are plenty of locations where you can sit
down, relax, have some food and drink, and enjoy a bit of entertainment.
  - A "Kirwa" or also "Kirchweih" is a religious fest honouring the consecration of the (respective) church. It's usually
accompanied by a parade from or to the church, a festive church service, and a beer tent and food and drinks in the afternoon. No
musical entertainment or fun rides, though!
  - "Special Sales" indicates that the fest has been organized by local vendors who are trying to attract more customers with
special sales, entertainment, and food and beverages.
  - The "Volksfest", finally, is a travelling fun fair with fun rides, raffles, a beer tent, and a fireworks display towards the end of
the Volksfest.

    Nürnberg has a lot of events, too many to list all here. Click on this link if you’d like to look yourself.

    Another excellent overview of many large events is available here (only GE).

    Any suggestions for improving this event calendar? Please contact us!

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Flea Markets
Every Sat., 6 a.m. - 4 p.m., in 93059 Regensburg inside the building at Am Protzenweiher 27, ph 0941-82-933. The market will
not take place on German holidays.




Every first Sat. of the month:
 - 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.: in 91054 Erlangen, Bohlenplatz. Homepage.

  - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Trödel- & Jahrmarkt in 93055 Regensburg, at the "Globus" store, Sulzfeldstr. 3. Visitors can park for free at
the car park of "Hiendl" furniture store.

 - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.: in 92318 Neumarkt, Volksfestplatz and Jurahallen, Festplatz 1 (ca. 45 km / 28 miles west of Hohenfels).
A large selection of everything you do and don't need: toys, antiques, collectibles (coins, stamps etc.), clothes and much more.
Kids can enjoy themselves on the inflatable jumping castle during the summer months (Apr. - Oct.) - only when the weather is
good! The next couple of dates are online.




Every second Sat. of the month, 6 a.m. - 3 p.m.: in 90443 Nürnberg, Großparkplatz (large car park) on Gugelstraße, corner
Humboldtstraße.

Every third Sat. of the month, 7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.: in 92224 Amberg, Kaufland-Parkplatz, An den Franzosenäckern

Every third Sun. of the month, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Trödel- & Jahrmarkt in 93073 Neutraubling (next to Regensburg), at the
"Globus" store, Pommernstraße 4


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------ May -------

Sat., 21 May, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.: in 92637 Weiden, Volksfestplatz, Leuchtenberger Straße

Sun., 22 May: 8 a.m. - midday: in 92339 Beilngries, Volksfestplatz, Sandstraße (ca. 45 km / 28 miles SW of Hohenfels)

Sat., 28 May:
 - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.: in Raigering just outside of 92224 Amberg, car park at the “Sterk” brewery, Hofmark 2
 - 1 p.m.: in 92421 Schwandorf, Festplatz, Angerring / Nürnberger Straße (ca. 45 km / 28 miles north of Regensburg)




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Sat., 04 June:
  - 6 a.m. - 4 p.m.: in 92637 Weiden at the Volksfestplatz on Leuchtenberger Straße
  - 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.: in 91054 Erlangen, Bohlenplatz. Homepage.
  - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Trödel- & Jahrmarkt in 93055 Regensburg, at the "Globus" store, Sulzfeldstr. 3. Visitors can park for free at
the car park of "Hiendl" furniture store.
  - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.: in 92318 Neumarkt, Volksfestplatz and Jurahallen, Festplatz 1 (ca. 45 km / 28 miles west of Hohenfels).
A large selection of everything you do and don't need: toys, antiques, collectibles (coins, stamps etc.), clothes and much more.
Kids can enjoy themselves on the inflatable jumping castle during the summer months (Apr. - Oct.) - only when the weather is
good! The next couple of dates are online.

Sat., 11 June:
 - 6 a.m. - 2 p.m.: in 92637 Weiden at the Spielvereinigung ("Am Langen Steg" subdivision, near hospital).
 - 6 a.m. - 3 p.m.: in 90443 Nürnberg at the Großparkplatz (large car park) on Gugelstraße, corner Humboldtstraße.
 - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.: in Raigering on the outskirts of 92224 Amberg, car park at the “Sterk” brewery, Hofmark 2

Pfingstmontag = Whit Monday, 13 June:
 - 8 a.m. - midday: in 92339 Beilngries, Volksfestplatz, Sandstraße (ca. 45 km / 28 miles SW of Hohenfels)
 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: in 92345 Dietfurt, Volksfestplatz, Bahnhofstraße (ca. 35 km / 22 miles SW of Hohenfels)

17 - 19 June: 3-day Flohmarkt in 93059 Regensburg at the Dultplatz, Am Europakanal. Opening hours: Fri. + Sat. 10 a.m. -
4 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Organized by Fa. Schmid (only GE), ph 0175-211-8010.

Sat., 18 June:
 - 6 a.m. - 4 p.m.: in 92637 Weiden at the Volksfestplatz on Leuchtenberger Straße
 - 7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.: in 92224 Amberg at the Kaufland car park, An den Franzosenäckern

Sun., 26 June: 8 a.m. - midday: in 92339 Beilngries, Volksfestplatz, Sandstraße (ca. 45 km / 28 miles SW of Hohenfels)




------ July -------

Sat., 02 July:
  - 6 a.m. - 4 p.m.: in 92637 Weiden at the Volksfestplatz on Leuchtenberger Straße
  - 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.: in 91054 Erlangen, Bohlenplatz. Homepage.
  - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Trödel- & Jahrmarkt in 93055 Regensburg, at the "Globus" store, Sulzfeldstr. 3. Visitors can park for free at
the car park of "Hiendl" furniture store.
  - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.: in 92318 Neumarkt, Volksfestplatz and Jurahallen, Festplatz 1 (ca. 45 km / 28 miles west of Hohenfels).
A large selection of everything you do and don't need: toys, antiques, collectibles (coins, stamps etc.), clothes and much more.
Kids can enjoy themselves on the inflatable jumping castle during the summer months (Apr. - Oct.) - only when the weather is
good! The next couple of dates are online.


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All flea markets are listed here by zip code.

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June 2011
Until 13 June: Exhibition "Eastertide - Symbols & Traditions" in 97337 Dettelbach, "Kultur- und Kommunikationszentrum",
Rathausplatz 6 (ca. 8 km / 5 miles north of Kitzingen). Opening hours: Mon. thru Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 - 5 p.m. Sun. &
German holidays: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 - 4 p.m.

26 - 29 May: Maisel's Weissbier-Fest (Beer Fest) in 95445 Bayreuth, at the Maisel brewery, Hindenburgstr. 9
Traditionally, the Weissbier-Fest (only GE) is held over the weekend before Ascension Day. It's a great mixture of top music,
scrumptious delicacies, sport, and lots of fun for the whole family!

Fri., 27 May: Today is Sunscreen Protection Day. Very important even on cloudy days!

27 - 29 May: 150th Anniversary of the Volunteer Fire Brigade in 92637 Weiden.
Program:
Fri., 27 May, 8 p.m.: Festive evening in the Max-Reger-Halle, Dr.-Pfleger-Str. 17, ph 0961-48080.
Sat., 28 May: at the fest site in 92637 Weiden, "Volksfestplatz", Leuchtenberger Straße:
    9 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Youth competition.
    1 - 6 p.m.: Public training / show.
    10 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Exhibition of old and new fire trucks.
    7 p.m.: Rock Night with "Wyatt Earp" and "ACDX" (excellent ACDC tribute band)
Sun., 29 May: at the fest site in 92637 Weiden, "Volksfestplatz", Leuchtenberger Straße:
    8:15 a.m.: Mass in the Church of St. Josef (the big art nouveau church on Bürgermeister-Prechtl-Straße).
    10 a.m.: "Frühschoppen" (early morning social) in the fest tent, with music by the "Original Weidener Musikanten"
    2 p.m.: Festive parade through the city center with historic fire vehicles.
    4 p.m.: Music by the "Original Oberpfälzer Musikanten" in the fest tent.

27 May - 05 June:
 - Weindorf = Wine Village in 97070 Würzburg, Marktplatz (market place)
The Würzburger Weindorf has cult status: Over 100 different Franconian wines are served in the pretty timber huts,
complemented by delicious Franconian and international dishes.

 - Frühlingsfest = Spring Volksfest in 92237 Sulzbach-Rosenberg, fest site along Rosenberger Strasse / Dultplatz 2 (ca. 20
km / 12.5 miles south of Vilseck).

 - Fish Days in 90402 Nürnberg, Jakobsplatz.
You'll find a huge variety of fresh fish at this market, from the "Waterkant" (north-German word for coastline) to the Bodensee
(Lake Constance). "Marktschreier" (market criers) and Shanty choirs will add to the special atmosphere of this market, and various
contests will be held. Opening hours: Mon. thru Sat.: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sun.: 10:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.




Sat., 28 May: Today is Amnesty International Day and International Jazz Day.
 - midday - 10 p.m.: Fishermen's Fest in 92287 Schmidmühlen, Festplatz Mühlenwiese (ca. 20 km / 12.5 miles NW of
Hohenfels).

 - 7 p.m.: Summer Serenade in 92249 Vilseck, Burg Dagestein castle, courtyard.

 - 7 p.m.: Blue Night in 90403 Nürnberg, at numerous locations (only GE).
The museums and culture institutes in Nürnberg’s city center will be open for visitors all night long, until the early Sunday morning


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hours. In addition, special light installations and effects will plunge the whole area into blue light (in EN), providing the perfect
background for various performances. More info also at ph 0911-231-2000. Or you can download their flyer as a PDF (only GE).




28 + 29 May:
 - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: IVV Volksmarch in 92339 Beilngries. Start and end point at the Schattenhofer brewery, Hauptstraße 44
POC is Mr. Stanislawski, ph 08461-591.

  - Sri Lanka is Guest in 97346 Iphofen, at the Winzerhof (vineyard), Einersheimer Straße 47, ph 09323-875-930 (ca. 11 km / 7
miles SE of Kitzingen). Delicious Indian food and interesting entertainment (only GE) await you at the vineyard. On Saturday, you
can also enjoy great cocktails and good music, starting at 7:30 p.m. Highlight will be a Bollywood-style dance performance .
Sunday's program starts at 11:30 a.m. with a Jazz concert, followed by a traditional Singhalese buffet and fun children's activities:
face painting, searching for jewels, a nostalgic flying swing, and a small train. In the afternoon, coffee and cake will be on sale,
and you can partake in a raffle with great prizes. Later on, Roman Krawtschenko will perform with his Youth Percussion Group
who is always a guarantee for a super atmosphere.




Sun., 29 May:
 - Day of the Villages - with festivities in various villages. But only in proper villages (Dorf) - you won't see anything in towns
and cities.

 - 10 a.m.: Citizens Fest: Hafenfest in 92334 Berching, Yachthafen (port), Sollngriesbacher Straße (ca. 42 km / 26 miles west
of Hohenfels). Some yachts are open for a visit and a quick look around. Model RC boats will be out on the water, and the
"Seemannschor Thalmässing" (shanty choir) will provide the musical background to a lovely fest. No admission fees!

 - 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Special Sales: Krackenmarkt in 97320 Großlangheim, in the Schlosshof (castle courtyard, ca. 7.5 km / 5
miles east of Kitzingen). Food products by local farmers, and arts and crafts products on sale.

 - no time specified: Fest: Gauschützenfest in 97342 Obernbreit, Döppert-Halle (community hall) along Winterseitenweg (ca.
14 km / 9 miles south of Kitzingen). In the morning, a festive church service will be held. At ca. 1 p.m., you can watch the festive
parade to the "Döpperts-Halle" where a fest ensues.

 - no time specified: Childrens' Citizens Fest in 92421 Schwandorf, Stadtpark (ca. 45 km / 28 miles north of Regensburg).

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Good to know: A City? A Market? Or What?

You may have wondered why some smaller communities are called a "Stadt" (= city / town, e.g. Stadt Vilseck) while other
communities are only a "Markt" (= market, e.g. Markt Freihung). Some don't even have such a title: when you pass by the yellow
name signs, you'll just find the name written on it and underneath "Gemeinde [name of larger town or city]".
Whether a community is a Stadt, a Markt or a village depends on the town privileges or city rights given to them. A community
has to fulfill certain criteria (one of them being size and number of citizens) to be elevated to a Stadt, the highest category, or a
Markt, the second category. Communities that don’t fulfill these criteria are so small that they are consolidated into a local
“Gemeinde” for administrative purposes; such a small community is referred to as a Dorf, a village.
As you approach any community, the yellow signs depicting the city limits (and “auto-reducing” the speed limit to 50 kmh / 33
mph!) will also tell you if the community is a Stadt (e.g. Weiden / Amberg / Ansbach / Grafenwoehr etc.), or a Markt (e.g.
Moosbach / Freihung etc.).
In the past, city rights were bestowed upon a community by the Landesherr (= territorial lord / monarch). “Markt” indicates that
this community has the right to hold a (meat and/or produce) market, a right also granted by the Landesherr.
Nowadays, communities have to apply for higher town privileges via their respective Landesregierung, the individual State
governments (i.e. a Markt in Bavaria has to apply to the Bavarian government if it wants to become a Stadt).
Extensive information about Germany’s town privileges can be found on Wikipedia (in English):

 - German town law


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 - Free Imperial City

 - A short synopsis with even more links

 - and as a comparison, see City Status in the UK

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Tue., 31 May: Today is Save-Your-Hearing Day, and World No-Tobacco Day.

Wed., 01 June: Today there's a partial Solar Eclipse; it's not visible in Germany, though. Details (in EN).

01 - 05 June: Citizens Fest: Altstadtfest in 91522 Ansbach, city center. Lots of food, drinks, good music (Bavarian-style)
and fun for everyone!

Thu., 02 June: Christi Himmelfahrt = Ascension Day and German Father's Day. All German stores and authorities are
closed. 40 days after Easter Sunday, the Christians celebrate Christ's ascension as Corpus Christi Day. It is one of the oldest
Christian fests, the day was already celebrated in 400 A.D. A more recent tradition was the custom of pulling a statue of Christ on
a rope up in the air and through a hole in the ceiling, mimicking Christ's ascendance. For safety reasons this custom was
prohibited in 1965 and has become forgotten since.
But not forgotten are the German fathers: in order to give them something equivalent to Mother's Day, the German authorities
decided to assign their Father's Day on Corpus Christi Day. Traditional Father's Day activities include riding the bicycle or taking a
long walk with the whole family, taking care and entertaining one's Godson, or simply going to a Stammtisch (men meeting
regularly at a specially reserved table at a guesthouse).

 - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Special Sales: Kirschenmarkt in 97348 Markt Einersheim, Von- Rechteren-Limpurg-Straße (ca. 13 km / 8
miles SE of Kitzingen). Various stalls, petting zoo, poultry exhibition, raffle, Bavarian music, and of course plenty of food.

 - 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.: Citizens Fest: Lake Fest in 91278 Pottenstein (in the beautiful Fränkische Schweiz), Lake Schöngrundsee.

 - 2 p.m.: Citizens Fest in Pollanten, fire station, Amselweg 2 (part of 92334 Berching, ca. 42 km / 26 miles west of Hohenfels).




02 - 05 June:
  - Africa Festival in 97070 Würzburg, "Mainwiesen" fest site along Mainaustraße between the two bridges “Brücke der
Deutschen Einheit“ and “Friedensbrücke“.
The Africa Festival (in EN) has been taking place for 21 years and it has become Europe’s biggest festival for African music and
culture. Over the last 21 years, more than 1,400,000 visitors from Germany and other foreign countries have come to Würzburg's
Mainwiesen to witness the cultural wealth of Africa and to participate in Africa's zest for life.
Because of its great success in Germany, the Africa Festival has now found a few copiers of varying quality. To avoid confusion,
the name and logo are now licensed. The dancing figures with the name Africa Festival will now and in the future be a guarantee
of a high quality in music and background program.

  - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily: Garden Days (Sales Expo): Schloss- und Gartentage at theSchloss Dennenlohe (mansion) near
91743 Unterschwaningen (ca. 30 km / 19 miles south of Ansbach).
At this Gartenmesse (only GE), up to 90 exhibitors and vendors will offer their wares in the baron's private garden, ranging from
plants, rare species, garden furniture, accessories, decoration, presents and jewelry.
The beautiful Park at Dennenlohe (only GE) is a fascinating place for nature lovers: visit the wonderful rhododendron park - the
largest in southern Germany (open daily), or marvel at the beauty of the “Landschaftspark”, a patchwork of traditionally cultivated
and wild landscapes. And last but not least there’s the private garden which is only open on special days, like this event.
Every summer, there’s also a photo competition: send your best photos of the park via email or hard copy by 30 October to the
mansion (click on link provided above), many attractive prizes await you!
Admission fees are 10.- Euros per adult, children under 18 are free. Parking fees are 1.- Euro. The garden is open daily 10 a.m. - 5
p.m. Dogs are allowed on a leash, please bring along a bag for your dog's remains. Bicycles and inline skates are not allowed.




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 - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Sales Expo: "Schloss-Fest" on the Isle of Mainau (78465) in the Bodensee (Lake Constance), at the
Schloss (palace). Under the motto "Noblesse Oblige", the Bernadotte family opens their palace for a trade fair of very exclusive,
upscale fashion, jewelry and accessories. The noble rooms of the palace form a perfect surrounding for the fair: the "Wappensaal"
(coat-of-arms room), the library, the historic hallways, and many other chamber usually closed to the public. There will be a varied
entertainment show every day at the "Weißer Saal" (White Hall), the Baroque ceremonial room of the palace, with ambient music,
hat and fashion shows. Opening hours: Friday, Sunday and Monday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. On Saturday, sales will continue until 9
p.m.; the entertainment until 11 p.m.
You can find more info on their Homepage, available both in English and German. The isle as such is open from sunrise to sunset
but the exhibits (museum in the palace, butterfly show, etc.) won't open until 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. respectively.

The Bodensee may be a bit far from Northern Bavaria (i.e., it's on the Swiss border), but it's certainly worth the trip. While you're
in the area, why not visit the "Pfahlbauten-Museum" (Lake Dwelling Museum) in Unteruhldingen on Strandpromenade 6 (part of
88690 Uhldingen-Mühlhofen)? Dive into the mysterious world of farmers, fishermen, and brass founders of the Stone Age 6000
years ago, and be a witness to the lifestyle of the Bronze Age 3000 years ago. You can find all pertinent information on their
excellent English website.

 - 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.: Sales Expo: Landhaus-Tage in 97355 Castell (ca. 20 km / 13 miles east of Kitzingen). In Castell, you are
asked to follow the direction signs and/or the guidance by the fire brigade. You will be guided to the nearest free-of-charge
parking place in the immediate vicinity of the mansion.
The Casteller Landhaus-Tage (only GE) offer a large variety of exquisite goods for everybody: plants, decorations and furniture for
your garden; furniture for inside; elegant décor for inside and outside; exclusive accessories and "Landhaus" fashion (a toned-
down version of traditional Bavarian clothing, suitable for everyday wearing); select beauty products; and precious artefacts by
well-known artists. The castle's vinyard and wine shop will be open as well.

 - no time specified: Large Fest at the Oberpfälzer Freilandmuseum (open-air museum) in Neusath 200 (part of 92507 Nabburg,
ca. 31 km / 19 miles south of Weiden).Admission (only GE) is 4.50 Euros pp, a family ticket for the day is 11.- Euros.
This fest (only GE) was organized by a Bavarian insurer but don't let that impress you; everyone is welcome to take part in the
fun: old fire trucks are on display, local craftsmen will show their trade, exhibits, guided tours of the museum, musical
entertainment and a special children's program offers something for everyone.
Free parking spaces are available outside the museum's gates. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a short leash. Please bring
along a bag for your dog's remains, or purchase a bag for 50 cents upon entry. Smoking is prohibited in the whole area.




Fri., 03 June, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.:   Convention of Historical Hauler and Tractor Vehicles in Mönchsondheim,
Kirchenburgmuseum (only GE), An der Kirchenburg 5, ph 09326-1224 (part of 97346 Iphofen, ca. 11 km / 7 miles SE of
Kitzingen).




03 - 07 June: Street Market: Pfingstmarkt in 95448 Bayreuth, Maximilianstraße. The Pfingstmarkt is a traditional market
in the Fußgängerzone = pedestrian zone, where you'll find anything from beautiful decorations, toys, clothes, to bric-a-brac.




Sat., 04 June: Today is Hug-Your-Cat Day. You don't have a cat? Easy to change: The month of June is also "Adopt-a-Cat"
Month. But please gather information first as to what pets in general require. They're not a doll you can put on a shelf when you
grow tired of them. They require constant attention and care, and you have to be willing to give both. If you are not, it is wiser
not to get a pet.
Today is also Old Maids' Day. I wonder why they're on the same day?? :>>

 - 8 p.m.: Country & Western Evening in 92249 Vilseck, in the tent on Ziegelanger fest site.

 - Jura2000 Half Marathon in 92339 Beilngries (ca. 45 km / 28 miles SW of Hohenfels)
The 21.1 km long route leads around and through Beilngries in several rounds. Instead, you can also take part in a 14 km or a 7
km run. All details will be announced online (only GE). Spectators will be treated to a fun entertainment program before, during
and after the race.


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Sat. + Sun., 04 + 05 June:
 - Big Celebration: "Jubiläumsfest" for the city's 650th anniversary, in 92655 Grafenwöhr.
The big festivities begin on Thu., 02 June, with a "Festabend" (festive evening) in the Stadthalle. Then the BIG fest happens this
weekend - be aware of possible road closures, diversions and parking restrictions! Program subject to change in case of
unforeseeable circumstances.

Saturday, 04 June:
14.00: Festive parade with the local politicians, to include Grafenwöhr's mayor, from the bridge over the Stadtweiher (city pond) to
the Rathaus (cityhall) where much of the celebratory activities take place.

On Marienplatz (the area to the left / west of the Rathaus):
3 p.m. until ?: round trips in Army Jeeps
3 p.m.: Children's dance performance
15:45: Big Band concert with the Musikschule (music school) Pressath-Grafenwöhr
4:30 p.m.: Line Dancing with the "Flying Boots"
5:30 p.m.: "Rolan T." – an Elvis Show
6:30 p.m.: Duo "DaCapo" with golden oldies from the 60s
7:30 p.m.: Musikschule Pressath-Grafenwöhr with music from Glenn Miller
8:30 p.m.: Line Dancing with the "Flying Boots"
9:30 p.m.: "Rolan T." – an Elvis Show
10:30 p.m.: Karaoke
11:30 p.m.: Line Dancing with the "Flying Boots"
followed by a HUGE party till the wee morning hours, with DJ Mini

On Marktplatz (the area to the right / east of the Rathaus):
3 p.m.: Children's performance of Russian dances
4 p.m.: Performance of international dances by the girls from the Elly Heuss-Gymnasium (high school in Weiden)
5 p.m.: Flamenco dances
6 p.m.: Greek dances
7 p.m.: Traditional Bavarian dances by the "Volkstanzfreunde Hütten"
8 p.m.: Bavarian music with "Die Pressather Musikanten"

At the "Löwenbräu" beer garden at the Annaberg:
2 p.m.: Fest tent opens, with musical entertainment and a bar at the Felsenkeller.
Every two hours, at 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9 p.m., the bomb raid on Grafenwöhr will be re-enacted at the Felsenkeller, with
genuine eye-witness reports in the narration (presumably only in German).

At the Stadtpark (city park):
2 p.m.: Festivities with boyscout camp, Medieval music, and some pillories
Re-enactment of the expulsion of the Swedes at 4 p.m., 6 p.m., and 8 p.m.

At the Kastenhof = Military Museum:
2 p.m.: Festivities and party. At 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., you can watch a theater performance as they take a humorous look
back at Graf's long history (in GE).

At the former Kommunbrauhaus (communal brewery):
2 p.m.: Festivities and serving of "Zoigl" beer (community beer, only available locally), plus music.

"Künstlermeile" = arts and more along Martin-Posser-Straße:
2 p.m.: Various artisans from the local area exhibit and sell their exquisite artifacts, and invite kids to have a hand in making their
own art! Children can also have their faces painted, while their parents enjoy a coffee and relax at the Künstlercafé.

Sunday, 05 June:
10 a.m.: Church service at the Friedenskirche (the white church next to the German school / the Mexican restaurant).
Followed by a festive parade to the Rathaus (city hall on Marktplatz).



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On Marienplatz (the area to the left / west of the Rathaus):
10 a.m.: "Frühschoppen" (early morning social gathering) with music and Bavarian delicacies.
1 p.m. until ?: round trips in Army Jeeps
2 p.m.: Children's dance performance
3 p.m.: Big Band concert with the Musikschule (music school) Pressath-Grafenwöhr
4 p.m.: Line Dancing with the "Flying Boots"
5 p.m.: Duo "DaCapo" with golden oldies from the 60s
6 p.m.: "Rolan T." – an Elvis Show
7 p.m.: Musikschule Pressath-Grafenwöhr with music from Glenn Miller
8 p.m.: Line Dancing with the "Flying Boots"
9 p.m.: Karaoke
10 p.m.: "Rolan T." – an Elvis Show
11 p.m.: Party with DJ Mini

On Marktplatz (the area to the right / east of the Rathaus):
midday: Festivities with international music
2 p.m.: Children's performance of Russian dances
3 p.m.: Bavarian dances with the "Volkstanzfreunde Hütten"
4 p.m.: Flamenco dances
5 p.m.: Greek dances
6 p.m.: Bavarian dances with the "Volkstanzfreunde Hütten"
7 p.m.: Viennese music
8 p.m.: Bavarian dances with the "Volkstanzfreunde Hütten"

At the "Löwenbräu" beer garden at the Annaberg:
midday: Fest tent opens, with musical entertainment and a bar at the Felsenkeller.
Every two hours, at 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9 p.m., the bomb raid on Grafenwöhr will be re-enacted at the Felsenkeller, with
genuine eye-witness reports in the narration (presumably only in German).

At the Stadtpark (city park):
midday: Festivities with boyscout camp, Medieval music, and some pillories.
Re-enactment of the expulsion of the Swedes at 15.00, 17.00, 19.00, and 21.00.

At the Kastenhof = Military Museum:
midday: Festivities and party. At 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., and 8 p.m., you can watch a theater performance as they take a
humorous look back at Graf's long history (in GE).

At the former Kommunbrauhaus (communal brewery):
midday: Festivities and serving of "Zoigl" beer (community beer, only available locally), plus music, coffee and cake.

"Künstlermeile" = arts and more along Martin-Posser-Straße:
midday: Various artisans from the local area exhibit and sell their exquisite artifacts, and invite kids to have a hand in making their
own art! Children can also have their faces painted, while their parents enjoy a coffee and relax at the Künstlercafé.

Also on 04 + 05 June:
 - Hoffest (Wine Fest) in 97346 Iphofen at the Winzerhof vineyard, Einersheimer Straße 47, ph 09323-875-930 (ca. 11 km / 7
miles SE of Kitzingen).

  - Grand Historical Fest Weekend in Lintach (part of 92272 Freudenberg, ca. 8 km / 5 miles west of Amberg).
All around the church and the Schloss (mansion) you will find entertainment, music, folk in historical garment, and loads of
activities. Go up the church spire during a guided tour (in GE), or hop on the horse-drawn carriage that will take you through the
village. Children can play games of the past, and there's plenty of food and drink, too.




Sun.,05 June: Today is World Environment Day (dates from 2010). Nobody can survive without a healthy environment - help
to keep it safe for your children!



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 - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Street Market: Pfingst-Jahrmarkt in 92318 Neumarkt, Volksfestplatz, Festplatz 1 (ca. 45 km / 28 miles
west of Hohenfels).

 - 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Stock Car Race near 92339 Beilngries, namely at the race track along the road between Irfersdorf and
Aschbuch (ca. 45 km / 28 miles SW of Hohenfels). Qualifier for the German and Bavarian championship. Details will be announced
on the Homepage of "Crash-Club Irfersdorf" (only GE).
Admission: 7.- Euros pp. Families: 17.- Euros. Children under 8 are free.

  - 1 p.m.: Schafschur = Sheep Shearing at the Oberpfälzer Freilandmuseum (open-air museum) in Neusath 200 (part of
92507 Nabburg, ca. 31 km / 19 miles south of Weiden). Admission (only GE) is 4.50 Euros pp, a family ticket for the day is 11.-
Euros.
Watch how the sheep are shorn and how the wool is treated, spun, felted and turned into a final product. Children are invited to
try some felting on their own. Details are available here (only GE).
At 2 p.m., follow the bagpipe music and you will find a fashion show with lovely felt clothes.
Walk over to the "Schallerhof" for some products associated with sheep: lambskin, knitted jumpers, felt shoes, cheese, meats and
more. Sheep have always been important for farmers and shouldn't be underrated.
If you understand German, you can join a guided walk about herbs. Children in the meantime can play historical games at the
Naabtaldorf (Naab valley village).
Free parking spaces are available outside the museum's gates. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a short leash. Please bring
along a bag for your dog's remains, or purchase a bag for 50 cents upon entry. Smoking is prohibited in the whole area.

 - 2 p.m.: Horse Fest in 92249 Vilseck, Ziegelanger fest site. Organized by the "Pferdefreunde Vilseck".
The horses will meet in Breite Gasse at 1:30 p.m. and parade to the Ziegelanger at 2 p.m.

 - Half Marathon in 91541 Rothenburg. All details will be announced online (only GE), but at the moment you can only find
2010 data.

 - no time specified: Hollerfest = Elderflower Fest in 92286 Rieden, Hammerschloß Vilswörth (mansion, ca. 26 km / 16 miles
north of Hohenfels). Unfortunately there are no further details online but one thing is for sure: you will find lots of delicious
products made from elderberries and elderflowers!




Wed., 08 June: Today is Best Friends Day.

Thu., 09 June: Today is Donald Duck Day in honour of the character's first appearance in a cartoon.




09 - 20 June: Bergkirchweih (Beer Fest) in 91054 Erlangen, Bergstraße / An den Kellern (between Nürnberg and
Bamberg). Open daily 10 a.m. - 11 p.m., on Sundays 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. The most popular fest in Erlangen! Don’t miss the fun fair
rides and the obligatory beer. Tapping of the first keg is on 9 June at 5 p.m. Here you’ll find more on the history about "den
Berch", and here is a short and sweet program overview (both in GE).




10 + 11 June: Open Air: "Just Rock", in 92690 Pressath, "Kiesi-Beach", Böttgerstraße (only the GREEN arrow is correct; ca.
7 km / 4.5 miles north of Grafenwöhr).




10 - 13 June:
  - Karneval der Kulturen (Carnival of Cultures) in 10967 Berlin-Kreuzberg, Blücherplatz (start).
Large parade on Whit Sunday, 23 May! Berlin is a city with a large international population. Among the 3.4 million inhabitants of
the German capital, 450,000 do not have the German citizenship. Many more have a mixed ethnic background. The concept of a
carnival (homepage in German and English) focuses on the cultural richness of Berlin, highlighting the often hidden treasures of its
international cultural scene. It is HIGHLY recommended you use the excellent public S-Bahn and U-Bahn service (overground and
underground trains) as parking is difficult there. A U-Bahn station is right next to the start of the parade on Blücherplatz.
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  - Days of Old Music in 93059 Regensburg, various locations in the city center.
14 concerts at historical locations, with music ranging from the Middle Ages to Romanticism. In addition, historic music
instruments are on sale. All details are online, including the various locations (both links only in GE).

 - Historical Play 1631 "Der Meistertrunk" (The Master Draught) in 91541 Rothenburg. With historic Arts and Crafts Market on
Grüner Markt and Kirchplatz. The whole history of this play can be found on their Homepage (in English), as can be the complete
program.

 - Trucker & Country Festival in 96160 Geiselwind, Eventzentrum Autohof Strohofer, Scheinfelder Str. 21 (ca. 70 km / 43
miles NE of Nürnberg). Tickets can be bought online either for the complete event or for specific concerts only.
10 C&W bands, over 500 show trucks, a model truck show, and a large entertainment program for the whole family:
Concerts: Fri., 10 June: Nicki (cute Bavarian singer). Lonnie Dale's Road Band
Sat., 11 June: Danny June Smith. Truck Stop (Germany's most famous C&W band). Cripple Creek
Sun., 12 June: Carina Hager & Coral Pink. Dispatch Skulls. Tom Astor. Gunter Gabriel. Amarillo
Mon., 13 June: Church Service. Awards Ceremony. Black Eagles. Paul Krug und die Texas Wings




10 - 14 June: Volksfest in 92334 Berching, Volksfestplatz, Am Festplatz (ca. 42 km / 26 miles west of Hohenfels)



10 - 19 June: Pfingstdult = Volksfest in 92224 Amberg at the Dultplatz on Bruno-Hofer-Straße. Details should be released
soon via their Homepage (only GE).




10 - 20 June: Volksfest in 95448 Bayreuth, Volksfestplatz, Friedrich-Ebert-Straße
Two fest tents, around 50 rides and lots of activities like fireworks on the first and last days, a family day, a "Miss Volksfest"
pageant or even a boxing event make this Volksfest (only GE) a great attraction for the whole family.




10 - 26 June: Roses in Bloom on the Isle of Mainau (78465) in the Bodensee (Lake Constance). Beautiful, fragrant roses as
far as the eyes can see. Every visitor gets to vote for his or her favourite rose to become "Rosenkönigin 2011". You can find more
info on their Homepage, available both in English and German.
The isle is open from sunrise to sunset but the exhibits (museum in the palace, butterfly show, etc.) won't open until 9 a.m. or 10
a.m. respectively.
Although the Bodensee is a bit far from Northern Bavaria (i.e., on the Swiss border), it's certainly worth the trip. While you're in
the area, why not visit the "Pfahlbauten-Museum" (Lake Dwelling Museum) in Unteruhldingen on Strandpromenade 6 (part of
88690 Uhldingen-Mühlhofen)? Dive into the mysterious world of farmers, fishermen, and brass founders of the Stone Age 6000
years ago, and be a witness to the lifestyle of the Bronze Age 3000 years ago. You can find all pertinent information on their
excellent English website.




Sat. + Sun., 11 + 12 June: "Gänsanger" Fest in 92237 Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Hauptstraße, at fountain near the
"Kurzmühle" mill. "Anger" has nothing to do with the English "anger"; instead, it refers to the village green, a site in or on the
outskirts of a village where fests and similar were held. The Gänsanger (Goose Green) used to be a meeting place for all
Rosenberger residents in the past, and this fest is in memory of the now lost site. Fest opens Sat. at 2 p.m., Sun. at 3 p.m.




11 - 13 June, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Garden Days in 92339 Beilngries, Sulzpark, Hauptstraße 24 (ca. 45 km / 28 miles SW of
Hohenfels). An ideal exhibition to find the latest trends for your garden, both in plants and decorations. The park where the
Gartentage (only in GE) are held has its name from the little creek Sulz which zig-zags through the city. Admission 7.- Euros pp,
children under 16 are free.

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11 - 19 June: Volksfest in 92421 Schwandorf, Festplatz, Angerring 31 (ca. 45 km / 28 miles north of Regensburg).



Sun., 12 June: Pfingstsonntag = Whit Sunday
 - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Street Market in 96160 Geiselwind, Marktplatz (ca. 30 km / 18 miles west of Kitzingen).

 - "Mühlentag" = Mill Day in Germany. Most mills are usually closed to the public but today, they open their doors wide:
  11 a.m. - 6 p.m.: the "Oedmühle" mill in 91249 Weigendorf-Oed, Am Weinberg 2 (Amberg-Sulzbach county). Guided tours in
German take place every hour through the five-storey mill (only GE) whose current interieur is still an original from1929. The café
offers cakes made after historical recipes, herb breads, coffee and the excellent "Holnsteiner Ahnentrunk" (beer).

  2 p.m.: Fun Actitivites at the "Rauberweihermühle" at the Oberpfälzer Freilandmuseum (open-air museum) in Neusath 200 (part
of 92507 Nabburg, ca. 31 km / 19 miles south of Weiden). Guided tours of the mill will be held in German, with interesting
historical information. And you can buy the popular "Holzofenbrot", the museum bread that is made here every Sunday. You can
read up on the details of the mill's history here (only GE).
Admission (only GE) is 4.50 Euros pp, a family ticket for the day is 11.- Euros. Free parking spaces are available outside the
museum's gates. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a short leash. Please bring along a bag for your dog's remains, or
purchase a bag for 50 cents upon entry. Smoking is prohibited in the whole area.

  Another participant is the Kultur-Schloss Theuern in 92245 Kümmersbruck / Theuern (ca. 10 km / 6 miles south of Amberg).
They offer an entertaining and informative afternoon for the whole family with various activities in and around the corn mill.




12 + 13 June:
 - 9 a.m.: Model Helicopter Convention in 92339 Beilngries (ca. 45 km / 28 miles SW of Hohenfels), Paulushofen subdivision,
"Modellflugplatz Obornik" (name of the airfield / owner), Hatzenäcker. A large variety of model helicopters can be viewed on the
ground and in the air: small electric helicopters, beautiful training models, replicas of original machines and a turbine helicopter
over 3 meters large! The event takes place in all weather conditions. Free entry!

 - 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.: Lake Fest in 91278 Pottenstein (in the beautiful Fränkische Schweiz), at Lake Schöngrundsee.




Mon., 13 June: Pfingstmontag = Whit Monday = holiday. All German stores and authorities are closed.

  - 8 a.m.: Pfingstritt = Pilgrimage on Horses in 93444 Bad Kötzting (ca. 92 km / 57 miles SE of Weiden). The Pfingstritt
(excellent information but only in GE) is one of the largest suplicatory processions on horses in Europe and goes back to a vow in
the year 1412. In Steinbühl village, around 7 km from Bad Kötzting, a man was on his deathbed and asked for the last rites. As it
was late at night, the priest professed himself unable to ride to the village without any protection as the path led through woods
where both bears and highwaymen were hiding. Therefore, upon his plea, the Kötztinger lads escorted him to Steinbühl. After
everyone returned to Kötzting safely, they all vowed to repeat this ride every year. And this is how it’s remained. Every year on
Whit Monday, over 900 riders are moving praying on preciously decorated horses and in old Trachten (traditional costumes) from
Kötzting to Steinbühl, accompanied by the tolling of church bells. This unique procession is led by the cross-bearer, followed by
the lantern carriers, fanfare blowers, priest, sacristan, and ministrants. Behind them ride the "Pfingstbräutigam" (more info
below) and his two bridesmen, plus last year's Pfingstbräutigam with the town's colours and his bridesmen. And behind them are
all other participants, many of whom carry with them memorial flags for long-time participation. During four stops, the priest
delivers the Gospel and blesses the fields with the monstrance.
After a special church service at the pilgrimage church St. Nikolaus in Steinbühl and a break for horses and riders, the procession
moves back to Bad Kötzting at noon. The religious part of the pilgrimage ends in a festive
ceremony with blessings, the passing-on of the Tugendkränzchen (see below), the
awarding of long-time participants, and the Te Deum (hymns).

The Pfingstbräutigam ("Pentecost Groom") must be single, catholic and a resident of
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his appointment, he can select his Pfingstbraut ("Pentecost Bride") and two "Bridesmen". After the pilgrimage, the "Groom" will
entertain his supporters and friends in his (parents') home. At around 4 p.m., the "Bride" will be picked up for the "Bride's
Parade". Together with all the lads, the couple parades through the festively decorated city to the "Haus des Gastes" where a fake
"wedding" takes place. It is only pretence, not a real wedding. Like the "Groom", the "Bride" and the "Bridesmen" must be single,
catholic and from Kötzting.

The "Tugendkränzchen" (garland of virtue), locally also called the "Pfingstkranzl" (Pentecost garland), is a filigree work made
from gold and silver wire. During the procession, the priest carries it attached to his chest crucifix. The garland is the most prized
possession of any Kötztinger citizen. At the end of the Pfingstritt / procession on Stadtplatz, the priest hands over the garland
ceremoniously to the "Groom" (who presumably gives it to his “Bride”).




14 - 16 June: Peak nights for the Lyrids meteor shower (low-rate, around 10 meteors / hr). Viewing tips.



14 - 25 June: Pfingstferien = Whit Suntide school holidays in Bavaria. Click here for school holidays in other German
states.




Wed., 15 June: Today is Smile Power Day. ""

You can watch a total lunar eclipse today, greatest eclipse at ca. 20:10 UT (add 2 hrs for Germany).
Much to the chagrin of astronomy fans, it is now the time of the long summer days, which makes today's full moon night the
shortest of the year. The begin of the eclipse already begins at moonrise, and the moon will not rise very high in the sky;
therefore visibility of the eclipse is not very good and will only improve towards the end of the total phase when daylight has
faded. If you speak German, you can find a detailed timeline online. If you would like to view photos of previous lunar eclipses, go
to the APOD homepage (only EN) - they have an incredible archive with loads of links

Overall, most of Europe is again excluded from seeing any total solar eclipses in 2011. But at least we get to see the meteor
showers and two total lunar eclipses: The one today; and the other one on Sat., 10 Dec, at ca. 2:30 p.m. Germany, BTW, is one
hour ahead of London where Greenwich Mean Time (aka Universal Time) famously starts. Taking daylight savings into account,
that's two hours ahead in the summer!
Click here for an overview of various astronomical events until 2020; or click here for an overview by date. NASA also provides
lots of astronomical features, of course.
You can also stay up-to-date with the ongoing events on the dates they happen, even if you can't see them live, for example on
Twitter - Cosmos4U and NASA provide excellent information with many links, often to live transmissions on the web!




16 - 18 June: Donau Classic Oldtimer Rallye.
A lovely Classic Car Rallye from Ingolstadt through the gorgeous Altmühl Valley, parts of lower Bavaria and return to Ingolstadt.
On Thursday they travel in and around Ingolstadt; on Friday in the Altmühl Valley (Eichstätt, Greding, Dietfurt, Riedenburg); and
on Saturday in southern Oberpfalz and parts of Lower Bavaria. All stops (with estimated times) and further details are here (only
GE but that is not important for locations and times).




Fri., 17 June: Today is Fresh Veggies Day. And tomorrow .. see below.
Today is also World Jugglers' Day. Did you know that juggling helps your brain? Why not learn it?

 - 6 p.m.: Beach Party in 92249 Vilseck, Höhenschwimmbad (swimming pool), Max-Reger-Straße.




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17 + 20 June: Training Holidays for the U.S. Army in Europe.



Sat., 18 June: Today is Eat-Your-Veggies Day. When you start eating them every day, your body will crave fresh veggies! Need a
side dish to go with the main course, your veggies? Well, today is also Go-Fishing Day .. ;D
To top it all, it's also National Splurge Day! Why not treat yourself to an excess amount of delicious veggies (e.g. in a curry)?




17 - 19 June:
 - Medieval Fayre: "Hexentanz & Feenzauber" in 93053 Regensburg at Schloss Pürkelgut (mansion), Einhauser Straße 2.
Jugglers, bards, and marketenders will take you back into a time of knights and artistocrats. One of the highlights at this fayre will
be a romantic torchlight parade to then sparkt the fires for summer equinox. And of course there will be tournaments and jousting
on horseback (performed by trained stuntmen).
Opening hours: Fri., 17 June: 4 p.m. - midnight. Sat., 18 June: 2 p.m. - 01:00. Sun., 19 June: midday - 8 p.m.
All further details, including admission fees and some great photos, are on their Homepage (both links only in GE).

 - Citizens Fest: Altstadtfest in 92318 Neumarkt, along Obere and Untere Marktstraße (ca. 45 km / 28 miles west of
Hohenfels).

 - U.S. Cars -- "Street Mag" Show in 96160 Geiselwind, Eventzentrum Autohof Strohofer, Scheinfelder Str. 21 (ca. 70 km / 43
miles NE of Nürnberg). Tickets. Here you can have a look at what's happened in 2010 (only GE)
Over 1,000 American Cars & Harleys are expected! Awards will be presented to the best U.S. cars.

  - no time specified: Big Celebration by the Volunteer Fire Brigade (Freiwillige Feuerwehr, FFW) in 92655 Grafenwöhr.
They are celebrating the 140th anniversary of the FFW, 60 years of their brass band ("Spielmannszug"), and 40 years of their
Youth Group. In addition, there will be a festive blessing of their appliance room and of a vehicle. Unfortunately there are again no
further details online whatsoever, not even the location of the festivities.




18 + 19 June:
 - 6 a.m. - 11 a.m. both days: IVV Volksmarch in 92242 Hirschau. Start is at the "Bauhof", Wolfgang-Droßbach-Str. 22 (ca. 14
km / 9 miles SE of Vilseck).

 - 2 p.m.: Citizens Fest in 92660 Neustadt a.d. Waldnaab, Lindenstraße. This Neustadt is just north of Weiden. Next to the
outdoor stone oven, a little fest takes place with food and drinks - and lots of lovely, delicious fresh bread straight out of the oven.

 - Fishermen's Fest in 92249 Vilseck, Ziegelanger fest site
Open Sat. at 7 p.m. with Bavarian music. On Sunday: fishing competition in the morning, then lunch with all kinds of fish
specialities. In the afternoon awards ceremony and more music.

 - Traditional Summer Fest in 91171 Greding, in the area referred to as "Heroldanlage" in the former moat, "Stadtgraben" (ca.
55 km / 34 miles west of Hohenfels). The "Stadtkapelle Greding" (brass band) who organize this fest every year, will entertain the
audience while they can enjoy the delicious food. Starts on Sat. at 7 p.m., Sun. at 3 p.m.




Sun., 19 June: Today is Father's Day in the U.S.
 - 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Street Market "Kirschenmarkt" in 97340 Marktbreit, Altstadt = old city (ca. 11 km / 7 miles south of
Kitzingen).

 - 1 p.m.: Street Market in 91275 Auerbach (ca. 26 km / 16 miles NW of Vilseck). Stores will NOT open.

 - all day: Holunderfest = Elderberry Fest at the Oberpfälzer Freilandmuseum (open-air museum) in Neusath 200 (part of
92507 Nabburg, ca. 31 km / 19 miles south of Weiden).
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Admission (only GE) is 4.50 Euros pp, a family ticket for the day is 11.- Euros.
The organizers offer a special Program (only GE) around elder and its delicious products
Free parking spaces are available outside the museum's gates. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a short leash. Please bring
along a bag for your dog's remains, or purchase a bag for 50 cents upon entry. Smoking is prohibited in the whole area.




Mon., 20 June (Training Holiday): Citizens Fest: Schlappentag in 95028 Hof, Lessingstraße (ca. 100 km / 65 miles north
of Weiden). Today is considered to be the "Hofer Nationalfeiertag", Hof's national holiday. It begins with a festive parade by the
Guild of Marksmen (Schützengilde) that leads them from the so-called "Schießhäuschen" via Ludwigstraße, Altstadt (old city),
Bismarckstraße, Friedrichstraße and Konrad-Adenauer-Platz all the way to Lessingstraße where the official "Schlappen-Bierfest"
begins. Here in Lessingstraße, the specially brewed "Schlappenbier" is served - it's brewed for this day alone! To get an impression
of previous fests, have a look at their online photos (only GE). The Schlappentag (only GE) has a very interesting history - it's been
celebrated since 1432:
On 25 January 1430, the city of Hof was conquered and completely devastatedby the Hussites. In this desparate situation, the
citizens turned to the Markgraf (margrave) of Brandenburg for help, who granted them an exemption from taxes for 10 years, but
demanded the citizens be equipped with firearms so that they are prepared for any potential attacks in the future.
A guild of marksmen was established in 1432 by the Hof magistrate, consisting mainly of the city's craftsmen who were forced to
take part in the annual shooting exercises - an much disliked duty. Everyone pushed it out to the last day possible, and shuffled in
their work clothes and shoes (Schlappen) to the training, if for no other reason that to avoid a penalty.This exercise / training took
place at the "Schießhäuschen".
Every year, the number of shooters grew who wanted to complete the mandatory exercise on this last possible day, the Monday
after Whit Monday. This resulted in a 'parade' of craftsmen, in their work clothes and shoes, to the Schießhäuschen (nowadays
we'd call it a firing range). Here they not only had to do their duty, they were also rewarded with the palatable Schlappenbier
(beer) that was brewed especially for this day, and this day alone.
This old tradition has survived all these years. For over 575 years, the Hofer Schlappentag is held on the Monday after Whit
Monday, which makes it one of the oldest Volksfests in Bavaria. The Sunday before Schlappentag, local dignitaries are invited to
partake in a shooting competition, as was done in the past. Then, the winners were awarded with exemption from taxes;
nowadays, the three best shooters get to park in the city for free for a year. The winner of the competition, the Schlappenkönig,
proudly gets to wear a silver chain with emblems of the various Guilds of Craftsmen, and of the 10 local rifle clubs.
The festivities start in the morning at 8 a.m. when the Guilds of Craftsmen and Guilds of Marksmen meet at the Schießhäuschen
and go to the Rathaus (city hall) where they will be greeted by the mayor and local politicians and the Schlappenkönig is crowned.
Then at ca. 9:45 a.m., the politicians, dignitaries and the members of the guilds join up in a festive parade through the city to the
fest site at the Schießhäuschen. The parade leads via Ludwigstraße, Altstadt (old city), Bismarckstraße, Friedrichstraße,
Marienstraße and Konrad-Adenauer-Platz onto Lessingstraße and the Schießhäuschen, where the Schlappenbierfest takes place.
If you visit this fest, do try the famous "Schlappenbier" or the local "Hofer Bratwürste" (grilled sausages), and enjoy the music and
the special atmosphere at this fest.




Tue., 21 June: Today is the longest day of the year - it's Summer Solstice!




Thu., 23 June: Fronleichnam = Corpus Christi Day = German Holiday. All German stores and authorities will be closed.
Fronleichnam (Corpus Christi Day) is a religious holiday specially celebrating Jesus Christ's resurrection of the dead. It is the
traditional day of "Fronleichnamsprozessionen", religious processions through the city streets, lead by the priest. Many people
decorate their houses with young beech trees and other religious symbols if they lay along the routes of the procession.

  - no time specified: Medieval Fayre and Re-enactment of Historical Court Hearings: Walpurgisgericht in 97424
Schweinfurt / Oberndorf subdivision, at the Friedrich-Pfister-Park
Fun, fanciful, fabulous! The “Walpurgisgericht“ is one of the greatest fests in Schweinfurt and attracts thousands of visitors every
year on Corpus Christi Day. The historical re-enactment provides an insight into the medieval mindset, traditions and life. The
funny court hearings cause much laughter among the “common folk” in the park. Many sing along when the bards appear in their
colourful garments and start their show with the “Frankenlied”, the unofficial hymn of Franconia. Their songs, played skillfully on
authentic medieval instruments, continue till deep into the evening. And all the while visitors will be surrounded by the delicious
smells of grilled and fried foods like “geröstete Grumbeern mit Rot- und Weißgelegtem” (fried potatoes with Pressack, a type of
sausage), goulash in a bread bowl, and Wildschweinzipfel (wild boar sausages). And the best of all: there is no entry fee!!



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24 - 26 June:
 - Citizens Fest: Altstadt-Fest in 92237 Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Altstadt = old city / Luitpoldplatz (ca. 20 km / 12.5 miles south
of Vilseck)

  - Citizens Fest: Bürgerfest in 93059 Regensburg, historic city center. Closest car parks are at the Dultplatz, Am Europakanal;
and neighbouring "Oberer Wöhrd" along Pfaffensteiner Weg.
The citizens' fest in Regensburg only takes place every other year and is a major event put together by volunteers. Initially
intended for only the actual residents of the historic city center, the fest is now attracting thousands of visitors from " outside". At
every corner, in nearly every courtyard you'll find performances, music, comedy, and lots of other entertainment. And of course
plenty of foods and drinks, especially the famous "Regensburger Würstln" (sausages).

  - no time specified: Motorrcycle Convention in 92421 Schwandorf, on the Mulzerwiese fest site in Krondorf subdivision (ca.
45 km / 28 miles north of Regensburg). It's the organizer's 40th anniversary, and they will throw a big celebrations with camp
fires, live music with Eddy Gabler, a special exhibit, the German TÜV (vehicle inspection) will be there with info material, test
drives, vaious awards (e.g. for the oldest motorcycle), and much more! The fest begins Fri. at 4 p.m. and ends Sun. at midday.

 - Music Festival "Umsonst & Draussen" in 97082 Würzburg, "Talavera" fest site between Mainaustraße and Georg-Eydel-
Straße. It's been nicknamed the Woodstock of Würzburg: on three days everybody can listen and dance FOR FREE at this fun
open-air festival. The program is listed online (only GE, dates still from 2010).

 - no time specified: Citizen Fest: Altstadtfest in 91074 Herzogenaurach on Marktplatz, Hauptstraße, and in the Schlosshof =
castle courtyard (ca. 16 km / 10 miles west of Erlangen). The whole town center is bustling with activity! There are various live
performances on the stages put up around the market place. Or visit the artisans market at the old town hall. Your children - if
you have any - will also find plenty of fun things to do.




24 - 29 June: Volksfest with Krämermarkt (Special Sales) in 91541 Rothenburg, on the Fest Site a the Spitaltor (gate at
car park P1). With brilliant fireworks on Wed., 29 June at around 10:30 a.m. p.m.




Sat., 25 June:
 - 6 p.m.: Wine Fest in 92242 Hirschau, inner city (ca. 14 km / 9 miles SE of Vilseck). No further details online.




25 + 26 June:
 - 10 a.m.: Fishermen's Fest in 92339 Beilngries, at the Schattenhofer brewery, Hauptstraße 44
Good food and fresh fish dishes will tickle your tongue.

 - Medieval Fayre and Day & Jousting at Night in 91788 Pappenheim at the castle (only GE), Marktplatz 5 (ca. 62 km / 40
miles SE of Ansbach). Lit torches and Swedish fires will illuminate the scenery when the knights fight for triumph or defeat. The
whole castle is turned into a medieval camp, with tents and stalls for a Medieval market (only GE), The whole event is a brilliant
re-enactment that will fascinate both the young and still-young.
Follow the signs to the car park. Opening hours: The castle opens Sat. at 2 p.m., Sun. at 11 a.m. The market opens Sat. at 3
p.m., Sun. at midday. The jousting takes place Sat. at 9:30 p.m. (nocturnal jousting), Sun. at 2 p.m.
Admission: Adults 10.- Euros pp; children 6 thru 14 years: 6.- Euros pp. Families with up to 2 kids: 20.- Euros, every additional
child is 6.- Euros. Visitors in historical costumes pay 1.- Euro less per single ticket, or 1.- Euro less per person on a family ticket.

  - no time specified: 50th Fishermen's Fest in 92655 Grafenwöhr, Stadtpark (city park). And again there are no details about
this event online. In the years before, the Fischerfest had a program like this:
Grafenwöhr is holding a "Fischerfest" at the Stadtpark / Festplatz next to the Kastenhaus (Military Museum). Saturday begins with
an absolute highlight, the "Fischerstechen". This is an old game from the Middle Ages when the fisher, often in traditional
costumes, stand on long wooden boats and use long stakes with tied dried sea weeds or flax at the end to try and knock each
other off their boats. This old game is being revived all over Germany because of the fun involved for all. First prize goes to those
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boat members who stay on their boat the longest. All other participants will sooner or later take a little bath in the chilly
Stadtweiher!
After this sportive event, the crowds can enjoy some musical entertainment while finding a bit of rest on the beer benches and
sample a variety of good foods like grilled and smoked fish, of course, other grilled meats, and much more.
Sunday starts with a Frühschoppen at 9 a.m. In the afternoon some awards will be given to anglers. On both days a "show basin"
is on display with local fish, some common, some rare, and with crayfish bred by the Grafenwöhr Fischereiverein (fisher club).




Sun., 26 June:
 - 11 a.m. till late in the evening: Citizens Fest in 92637 Weiden, Altstadt (historic city center) / pedestrian zone.

 - 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Street Market and Open Stores on Sunday in 97332 Volkach, Altstadt = old city (ca. 17 km / 11 miles
north of Kitzingen). With a Flohmarkt on Weinfestplatz (square).

 - 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Street Market: Fronleichnamsmarkt in 92421 Schwandorf, Marktplatz (ca. 45 km / 28 miles north of
Regensburg).




Mon., 27 June: Today is "Siebenschläfertag" = Seven Sleepers Day, also known as Dormouse Day. Common belief has it
that today's weather will continue as is for the next seven weeks. But it's more than just a myth. Even meteorologists confirm that
the 10 to 14 days at the end of June and beginning of July indeed indicate what the weather will be like for the next few weeks
(not necessarily seven weeks, though). In eight out of ten years, this prediction is correct!
The legend behind the myth: Seven young Christians were seeking refuge in a cave near Ephesus (known these days as Selcuk,
Turkey) from the persecution of Christians under Emperor Decius (249 - 251 AD). They fell asleep in the cave but were found by
Decius' soldiers who simply sealed the cave with big rocks; trapping the Christians alive. They continued to sleep until the cave
was opened again on 27 June, 195 years later. The Seven awoke from their deep sleep, proclaimed their faith for God, and died
shortly after.
But as legends go, there are a lot of different versions about: Islamic and Christian; variations on the names, number and
occupation of the Christians in question; their location; the number of years they slept, and so on. If you speak German, you can
find a very comprehensive listing of all discrepancies on Wikipedia.




Tue., 28 June: Today is Paul Bunyan Day. Largely unknown in Europe, Paul Bunyan is a giant in North America! :D




28 June - 03 July: Fest: Nürnberger Bratwurstdorf = Bratwurst Village in 90403 Nürnberg on Trödelmarkt /
Karlsbrücke. Yes, there is ineed a fest celebrating the Nürnberger Bratwurst (in EN)! They have become a trademark for
Nürnberg, along with Lebkuchen and the Christkindlesmarkt. Don't miss trying them!




Wed., 29 June: Today is Camera Day - get your camera out and share your photos with the world!




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Have you gone down the A93 Autobahn past Regensburg recently and wondered what those fields are alongside the Autobahn
with poles and wires and some vines crawling up the wires? The fields also smell a bit.
These are hops fields! Hops are an essential ingredient for beer, and the area you're driving through, the Hallertau or also
Holledau (depending on which dialect you speak), is considered one of the best hops-growing areas in the world.

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28 June - 03 July: Fest: Nürnberger Bratwurstdorf = Bratwurst Village in 90403 Nürnberg on Trödelmarkt /
Karlsbrücke. Yes, there is ineed a fest celebrating the Nürnberger Bratwurst (in EN)! They have become a trademark for
Nürnberg, along with Lebkuchen and the Christkindlesmarkt. Don't miss trying them!




Fri., 01 July: Today is Canada Day and also International Joke Day - unrelated, of course!
There's a partial Solar Eclipse today; it's not visible in Germany, though. Details (in EN).




01 - 03 July:
 - Citizens Fest: Bürgerfest in 95448 Bayreuth, historic city center around Maximilianstraße
Several thousand people will roam through Bayreuth’s city center around the Stadtkirche (city church). The local breweries will
provide lots of beer, and music and theater performances will accompany the fest, as will an artisans market on 03 July.

 - BMW Motorcycle Days in 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Garmisch subdivision, Talstation Hausberg (ski lift station). More
details will be announced online (only GE).

  - no time specified: Citizens Fest: Altstadt-Fest in 91301 Forchheim (ca. 25 km / 15.5 miles south of Bamberg). The party
takes place in front of the historical "Rathaus" (city hall), at the inner courtyard of the Kaiserpfalz at Kapellenstr. 16, on


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Hauptstraße and on Sattlertorstraße. There will be lots of live music, entertainment, and food and drinks. Up to 25,000 visitors
come to the Forchheimer Altstadt-Fest every year!




Sat., 02 July: Today is I-Forgot Day.
  - 11 a.m. - midnight: Citizens Fest: Kreisstadtfest in 93309 Kelheim all around the Ludwigsplatz and the rest of the Altstadt
= old city (ca. 30 km / 20 miles SW of Regensburg). This whole event is a huge fest with live music, scrumptious delicacies, and
loads of fun! The day starts with a festive parade through the Altstadt.

 - 3 p.m.: Citizens Fest: Schleusenfest in 92345 Dietfurt, at the small port for boats (Sportbootanlegestelle, ca. 35 km / 22
miles SW of Hohenfels). Fish, food, coffee and cake. And lots of fun!

 - 7 p.m.: Party: "Hirtweiherfest" in 92690 Pressath, Schulstraße (ca. 7 km / 4.5 miles north of Grafenwöhr)

  - no time specified: Wine Fest: Winzerfest in 92421 Schwandorf all around the Marktplatz = market place (ca. 45 km / 28
miles north of Regensburg). Five or six vintners from Schwandorf's French partner city Libourne will bring their special wines to
the Oberpfalz for us to sample and enjoy. Live French music will only add to the very unique atmosphere. A great opportunity to
purchase some outstanding French wine. The fest begins in the afternoon, no definite time is mentioned online.




02 + 03 July:
 - Wine Fest in 96049 Bamberg, Michelsberg, around the St. Michael monastery
The new vineyard in Bamberg needs to have a wine fest, of course! The organizer, Weingut Bauerschmitt (only GE), and all his
supporters will ensure you have an entertaining weekend.

  - Schäfertanz = Historic Shepherds Dance in 91541 Rothenburg on Marktplatz (market place). Starts Sat. at 10 a.m., Sun.
at 9 a.m. Especially in the Middle Ages, sheep farming and the wool trade played an important part in the life of the town. In
1517, the Shepherds Guild was granted the privilege of celebrating Shepherds Dance with music and dancing. More about the
origins of this tradition can be seen in the Shepherds Dance Cabinet in St.-Wolfgang's-Church. In remembrance of this custom,
visitors have several opportunities every year to see the dance of the colorful couples in the market square. Visit their homepage
for more background information in English (at the time when this document was compiled, the dates hadn’t been updated yet).




Sun., 03 July: Today is Stay-out-of-the-Sun Day (which should really be called "Stay-in-the-Shade Day"). Your skin will
appreciate your efforts.

 - 9 a.m. - 12:30: Kart-Slalom in 92237 Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Festplatz along Rosenberger Strasse / Dultplatz 2 (ca. 20 km /
12.5 miles south of Vilseck). There are various categories for the participants, details are on the Homepage of the organizer,
ASC (only GE).

 - 9:30 a.m.: Fishermen's Fest in 92334 Berching, at the lock (Schleuse, ca. 42 km / 26 miles west of Hohenfels)

 - 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.: Air Show and Fest: "Fliegerfest" in 91171 Greding, Schutzendorf airfield (ca. 55 km / 34 miles west of
Hohenfels). Apart from lots of food and drinks, you can enjoy the sightseeing flights, aerobatics, parachute jumps, hot-air
balloons, and much more! No entry fees. The action starts at 2 p.m. both days but there is also a field mass on Sunday at 10 a.m.

  - 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Citizens Fest: "Kirchenburgfest" in Mönchsondheim, Kirchenburgmuseum (museum, only GE), An der
Kirchenburg 5, ph 09326-1224 (part of 97346 Iphofen, ca. 11 km / 7 miles SE of Kitzingen).
Crafts that have almost been forgotten will be shown at this fest, including those of a blacksmith,a ropemaker, a carpenter, a
stonemason and a bookbinder. Fascinating to watch!

 - no time specified: Artisans Market: Künstlermarkt in 95448 Bayreuth at the historic city center around Maximilianstraße.
Arts lovers can find a large variety of hand-crafted works of the highest quality: paintings, graphics, sculptures and more.


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Good to know: "Dog Days" in Europe, ca. 03 July - 11 Aug.

As Wikipedia (EN) explains: "Dog Days (Latin: diēs caniculārēs) are the hottest, most sultry days of summer. In the northern
hemisphere, they usually fall between early July and early September. In the southern hemisphere they are usually between
January and early March. The actual dates vary greatly from region to region, depending on latitude and climate. The name comes
from the ancient belief that Sirius, also called the Dog Star, in close proximity to the sun was responsible for the hot weather".
Please refer to the Wikipedia page (EN) if you are interested in finding out more details.

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Mon., 04 July: Apart from it being Independence Day, it is also National Country Music Day and Sidewalk-Egg-Frying Day.
Don't ask …




Tue., 05 July: Today is a Training Holiday for the U.S. Army in Europe.



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Fresh Produce Markets
Are you too dissatisfied with the freshness of the produce you find in some stores? Is the fruit you've bought there absolutely
tasteless because it's out of season and you didn't notice? Here's a simple solution: try out the fresh produce and farmers markets
that are held all over the area!

If any of the listed days is a German holiday, the markets are usually held the day prior.

In 92224 Amberg: every Wednesday and Saturday, 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., on Marktplatz in front of the historical city hall.

In 91522 Ansbach: every Wednesday and Saturday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., on Martin-Luther-Platz.
In addition to the regular fresh produce markets, local farmers offer their fresh goods every first and third Saturday of the month
at the farmers market on Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Platz (same opening hours). Great opportunity to buy seasonal produce as fresh
as it gets!

In Bamberg: Monday thru Saturday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., on Maxplatz. Closed on Sundays and German holidays.

In 92339 Beilngries: Farmers market held every other Saturday between 9 a.m. and midday, on Kirchenvorplatz.
Dates in 2011: 21 + 28 May. 04 + 11 + 18 + 25 June. 02 + 09 + 16 + 23 + 30 July. 06 + 13 + 20 + 27 Aug. 03 + 10 + 17 +
24 Sep. 01 + 08 + 15 + 22 + 29 Oct. 05 + 12 Nov. 10 + 17 Dec.

In addition, they have a "Waren- und Krammarkt" every other Tuesday on Ringstraße.
Dates in 2011:     24 May. 07 + 21 June. 12 + 26 July. 09 + 23 Aug. 20 Sep. 11 + 25 Oct. 08 + 22 Nov. 13 + 27 Dec.

In 92234 Berching: every first and third Tuesday of the month, 8 a.m. - midday.
Dates in 2011:  17 May. 14 + 28 June. 05 + 19 July. 02 + 16 Aug. 13 + 27 Sep. 04 + 18 Oct. 02 + 15 Nov. 06 + 20 Dec.

In addition, a farmers market is held every other Saturday between 9 a.m. and midday.
Dates in 2011:     21 + 28 May. 04 + 11 + 18 + 25 June. 02 + 09 + 16 + 23 + 30 July. 06 + 13 + 20 + 27 Aug. 03 + 10 + 17
+ 24 Sep. 01 + 08 + 15 + 22 + 29 Oct. 05 + 12 + 19 + 26 Nov. 03 + 10 + 17 + 24 + 31 Dec.




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In 92345 Dietfurt: every other Thursday, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m., on Hauptstraße around the Rathaus (town hall).
Dates in 2011: 19 May. 02 + 16. + 30 June. 14 + 28 July. 11 + 25 Aug. 08 + 22 Sep. 06 + 20 Oct. 03 + 17 Nov . 01 + 15 + 29
Dec.

In Erlangen: Monday thru Saturday, on Marktplatz. Opening times not specified online.
In addition to the regular fresh produce markets, local farmers offer their fresh goods every Friday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the farmers
market on Rathausplatz.

In 91171 Greding: every Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m., on Marktplatz.

In Neumarkt: every Thursday and Saturday, in Untere Marktstraße. Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

In Parsberg: every Wednesday and Friday on Stadtplatz. Wednesday 7 a.m. - midday, Friday 2 - 6 p.m.

In Regensburg: every Saturday 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., at the Donaumarkt (right next to the Eiserne Brücke / Iron Bridge). Closest car
park is Unterer Wöhrd (and a short walk along the Danube and across the Eiserne Brücke / Iron Bridge).

In 92637 Weiden: every Wednesday and Saturday 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Oberer and Unterer Markt / all around the Altes Rathaus
(historical city hall, pedestrian zone).

In 97070 Würzburg: Monday thru Saturday, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., on Rathausplatz. Closed on Sundays and German holidays.

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Open Stores on Sunday
One of the major differences to the U.S. is that all stores in Germany remain closed on Sundays and German holidays. But for
special dates and occasions, pre-determined by local authorities, exceptions can be granted and stores can be allowed to open on
Sundays. However, these dates will not apply country or state-wide; each city / community determines its own dates (IAW with
country laws). Usually, these "open store" dates coincide with either street market days or some type of citizens fest (such as
Volksfest or Bürgerfest). Opening hours differ from city to city but in general, stores open around midday or very early afternoon,
and stay open until 5 or 6 p.m.




Sun., 05 June:
 - no time specified: in 86899 Landsberg am Lech, city center (ca. 83 km / 52 miles north of Garmisch-Partenkirchen).
 - no time specified: in 91161 Hilpoltstein, Marktplatz = Market Place (ca. 36 km / 22 miles south of Nürnberg).

Sun., 12 June:
 - 1 - 5 p.m.: in 85290 Geisenfeld, city / town center (ca. 65 km / 40 miles SW of Regensburg).

Sun., 19 June:
 - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.: in 96138 Burgebrach, Marktstraße (ca. 18 km / 11 miles SW of Bamberg).
 - midday - 5 p.m.: in 90584 Allersberg, city / town center (ca. 30 km / 20 mile south of Nürnberg).
 - 1 - 5 p.m.: in 97645 Ostheim, city / town center (ca. 60 km / 38 miles north of Schweinfurt).
 - no time specified: in 94227 Zwiesel, city / town center (ca. 110 km / 70 miles east of Regensburg).
 - no time specified: in 92521 Schwarzenfeld, city / town center, zur Miesbergkirwa (ca. 50 km / 30 miles north of Regensburg).
 - no time specified: in 93155 Hemau, city / town center (ca. 22 km / 14 miles SW of Hohenfels).

Sun., 26 June:
 - 12:30 - 5:30 p.m.: in 97332 Volkach, Altstadt = historic city center (ca. 17 km / 11 miles north of Kitzingen).
 - 1 - 5 p.m.: in 97638 Mellrichstadt, city / town center (ca. 55 km / 35 miles north of Schweinfurt).
 - 1 - 6 p.m.: in 86316 Friedberg, city / town center (right next to Augsburg, ca. 65 km / 40 miles NW of Munich).
 - no time specified: in 93095 Hagelstadt, city / town center (ca. 20 km / 12 miles south of Regensburg).



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Ir- / Regulars
15 Apr. - 15 Oct.: Hot-Air Balloon Rides in 91541 Rothenburg, Tauberwiesen (Detwang subdivision)
Hot-air balloons start daily if the weather is good. All details and POCs on their German Homepage.
Start times in April: 6 p.m. In May: 6:30 p.m. In June: 7 p.m. In July: 7 p.m. In August: 6:30 p.m. In September: 5:30 p.m. In
October: 4:30 p.m.

07 May - 25 Sep.: Alcmona Historic Village in 92345 Dietfurt, am Main-Donau-Kanal, Breitenbrunner Str. 6
The historic village is open every weekend and German holidays: Sat. 1 - 5 p.m., Sun. and holidays: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Visitors are
welcome to bring their own “Brotzeit” (picknick / snacks) or foods to be barbecued, charcoal is available. Drinks can be bought on
site.

27 May - 21 Aug.: Garden Show in 97318 Kitzingen, between Alte and Neue Mainbrücke. (All links in this paragraph only in
German). There are various fun and educational activities throughout the whole time period.
Daily opening hours: Ticket booths are open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. The site as such (w/o the gardening displays) is accessible from 9
a.m. until dusk and can be exited via the turnstiles.
Tickets: Adults 10.- Euros. Children (7 thru 17) 2.50 Euros. Children up to 6 are free. Families (two adults with their own
children) 23.- Euros. The day tickets also authorize one-time access to the Freibad (outdoor swimming pool) on the
Mondseeinsel (isle)!
Additional info: On the exhibition site, you can find the toilets in the restaurant area. Dogs are NOT allowed on site but you will
find dog crates at the entrances.

Every Saturday, 7 p.m. - 3 a.m.: Hispanic / Latino Nights in 92655 Grafenwöhr, Afterlife Lounge & Cocktail Bar, Alte
Amberger Str. 21, ph 0170-213-9835. Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Reggaeton, Samba - y mucho mas! You don't know how to
Salsa? No problem! Starting Sat., 05 Feb.11, there are Salsa classes with Ray for only 5.- Euros per person for 2 hours. Find out
more at ph 0170-213-9835, Spanish speakers welcome! :)

Every first Saturday of the month: Maximum Rock Night in 90441 Nürnberg, at the Hirsch, Vogelweiherstraße 66,
ph 0911-429-414. Two DJs will rock the "Hirsch". Every party offers special surprises and different music styles on the second
floor. Admission is only 6.- Euros pp.

Classic Cars Exhibition at the "Museum für historische Maybach-Fahrzeuge" (Museum for Classic Maybach Vehicles) in
92318 Neumarkt (ca. 45 km / 28 miles west of Hohenfels), Holzgartenstr. 8. The museum (only GE) is open daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
except for Mondays and these annual German holidays: 24 + 25 December; 31 December; 1 January.

Various dates throughout the year: Equestrian events at Gut Matheshof, Kreuth 2, 92286 Rieden - see here for
information in English. All dates and activities are only on the German calendar.

Various dates throughout the year: Wine Fests in and around 97332 Volkach (ca. 40 km east of Würzburg). All
details here (only in German).

Beyond the Horizon
Do you love looking to the sky and admire the stars but don't know what you're actually looking at? EarthSky will give you daily
information in English about what interesting and special conjuctions are happening above us.

Fußball? Football? Soccer? Ramble!!
Are you looking for an interesting, alternative, and funny round-up of international soccer? Try the Football Ramble! They consist
of four English soccer fans (naturally, as Brits they use the term "football" instead of "soccer") who always start with an overview
of the goings-on in Old Blighty but then spread out and cover the rest of the world's soccer shenanigans, including the NASL, La
Liga, South American football, and the Bundesliga. Their podcasts regularly reach no. 1 in the sports podcasts on iTunes! And it's a
fun way of getting used to some English accents *grin*.
On their Homepage you'll find their Podcasts, Pete's Friday Club (with a shorter, ca. 15-minute-long ramble), Blogs, a Forum, and
for all of us who are not the biggest soccer fans, there are absolutely crazy, hilarious video clips on Ramble TV. Please be aware
that in true British style, some of the language on the website is a bit crude at times.

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                                            AFN's Tour of Bavaria Calendar for June 2011

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Guided Tours:

Daily at 1 p.m.: Walking Tours of Nürnberg in English
Nuremberg was once an imperial residence, powerful free imperial city and international trading center. The prosperous city
provided the ideal basis for an active cultural and intellectual life and the arts: Even today numerous buildings, monuments and
artworks still reflect its former importance. The guided tour through the Old Town offers information and insights on the castle,
the fountains and wells, churches and art as well as the city itself past and present.
Meeting point: Tourist Office at the Main Market Square (Hauptmarkt). Duration: approx. 2 ½ hrs. Price: 9.- Euros per person,
plus price of admission to castle (2.- Euros pp). Children under 14 free in the company of their parents.

Daily at 2 p.m.: Guided Tour of 91541 Rothenburg in English, of the most important sights in the historicalal district
Meeting point: Market Square. Duration: ca. 90 minutes. Fee: 6.- Euros per person, payable cash to the tour guide

Daily at 5 p.m.: Ghost Tour of 91541 Rothenburg, in English, with the "executioner"
Not for children under 12. Meeting point is at the Market Square, fees are 5.- Euros per person. Duration: ca. 45 minutes.

Every Wed. and Sat. 1:30 p.m.: Guided Tour of Regensburg, in English - "Experience a Historical City"
In the course of this individually accented tour you get to know the Old City, with its patrician towered houses, the cathedral, the
Old City Hall (all from the outside), the Stone Bridge and the Porta Praetoria. Our well-versed guides will be glad to answer any
special questions you have, based on your own personal interests.
Fees: Adults 8.- Euros, Reduced 5.- Euros , Families 12.- Euros. Duration: 1.5 hours.
Meeting point: Tourist-Information - Altes Rathaus, Rathausplatz, 93047 Regensburg, ph. 0941-507-4410

Every Friday 7 p.m.: The Nuremberg Nightwatch Tour, in English - with the nightwatchwoman
Re-live history through original, funny and exciting stories with the historian Dr. Ute Jaeger aka the nightwatchwoman. Discover
the traditional parts of Nürnberg and enjoy its most beautiful sights! Meeting Point is the fountain "Schöner Brunnen", Am
Hauptmarkt, 90403 Nürnberg (in the pedestrian zone). Fees are 9.- Euros pp.

Every Saturday, 1 p.m.: Guided Tour of 97070 Würzburg in English
Your stroll starts at the Falkenhaus (location of the Tourist Info, ph 0931-372-398) with its elaborate Rococo facade, followed by a
visit to the Marienkapelle (St. Mary's Chapel) featuring sandstone sculptures by Tilman Riemenschneider. Other highlights include
the historical town hall building and the Romeanesque cathedral "St. Kilian". From the bridge Alte Mainbrücke, you can enjoy
fantastic views of the fortress Marienberg, the pilgrimage church Käppele and the famous vineyards. Tour lasts around 1.5 hrs,
tickets cost 6.- Euros per adult. Between 07 May and 29 October, additional English tours are held every Friday at 1 p.m.

Every Saturday, 2 p.m.: Guided Tour in English of Albrecht Dürer's House in Nürnberg’s historical city center, Albrecht-
Dürer-Str. 39 (in the pedestrian zone). Admission is 5.- Euros (normal), 2.50. Euros (reduced)
Famous painter Albrecht Dürer lived in Nürnberg (1471 – 1528) – you might know him best for his “Praying Hands” –, and his
original residence in Nürnberg’s pretty city center has been converted to a museum. Every Saturday, an actress in historical gowns
offers guided tours of the house in English, telling its history from the viewpoint of Dürer's wife Agnes.

Every Saturday, 3 p.m.: Guided Tour in English of the Church of St. Jacob's in 91541 Rothenburg.
A public and free tour in English of the famous St.-Jakobs-Kirche (church). You only pay the entrance fee for the church: 2.- Euros
for adults; 0.50 Euros for students, pupils; groups from 10 person: 1.50 Euros. No reservation necessary! Duration: ca. 45
minutes. Meeting Point: front row inside the church.

Throughout summer: Interesting Guided Nature Tours in German, organized by the Federal “BayernTour Natur”
There are lots of guided tours on offer, mainly focusing on teaching children about our natural surroundings in a “hands-on” kind
of way. All events are listed on their German Homepage.




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 media publishing this calendar cannot be held responsible for changed, cancelled or postponed events. Events listed, references to public or private enterprises and / or trademark or trade
         names used do not constitute an endorsement by the United States Army. Any republication or reissue of the above information should include the use of this disclaimer.