“Enjoy Art until Midnight”
By Andrea Schild-Janker
Weiden, Germany — “Enjoy Art until Midnight” is presented again this year. On the evening of Oct. 27 2017, art lovers may visit various exhibitions and readings from 6 p.m. to midnight. The locations are as diverse as the art they feature. Additionally, a large variety of musical entertainment with live music, combined with culinary delicacies, is offered.
To enjoy as much as possible of the event, a free shuttle bus is available to allow visitors to easily get to outlying locations. And the best thing about the “WIES Cul-tour Bus” is that it also serves as a cultural meeting point. Come and be surprised!
Elvis Presley attracts many fans to the museum
Grafenwoehr, Germany — Even 40 years after his death, Elvis Presley is still unforgotten. Therefore, the Culture- and Military Museum is showing a special exhibition from Aug. 16 to Nov. 6. entitled “Elvis as GI – the King in Grafenwoehr.” The world-famous singer came to Grafenwoehr twice to take part in training exercises. During that time, fans from the Oberpfalz region got to enjoy unique meetings and events. Both stays are presented in the exhibition, along with many collectors’ items from Wolfgang Houschka and Sandra Doß, as well as drawings by Marion Schmid. The permanent exhibition and Elvis’ grand piano from the legendary Micky Bar are also worth a visit. All exhibitions are presented in English and German. The special exhibition can be visited during the museum’s regular opening hours, Tuesday through Thursday and on Sunday from 2-5 p.m.
For more information, go to www.museum-grafenwoehr.de
Flea & Farmer Markets
Regensburg: Flea Market
Every Saturday: In 93059 Regensburg inside the building at Am Protzenweiher 27. The market will not take place on German holidays.
Weiden: Farmers Market
Weiden Farmer’s Market every Wednesday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Market includes produce, breads, meat and more. GPS Directions: Unterer Markt, 92637 Weiden.
Erlangen: Self-Harvest Field
Tuesday – Sunday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Looking for a place to pick your own fruits and vegetables? The produce is always seasonal, and they offer a broad selection of wine, cheeses, baked goods, jams, fresh eggs, homemade yogurt, pumpkins and more. Don’t forget to bring euros. GPS: 30 Vacher Strasse, Erlangen 91056 (near Nuremberg) For more visit http://www.huckepack-ernte.de/.
Plättenfahrten (Barge tours) on the Vils River
Enjoy an Amberg barge ride on the Vils River, just like hundreds of years ago when these barges were used to transport goods in and out of the city. Barge Tour from Amberg’s landmark bridge “Stadtbrille” (Town Spectacles) through the former Landesgartenschaugelände (State Horticultural Show Compound). This tour is especially exciting for families with children who can enjoy the Pirates’ Playground. Starting in the 2016 season, there will be monthly special tours, such as a musical tour or a beer tasting tour, on the occasion of the Purity Law’s 500th anniversary.
1 May – 31 October, every Saturday, Sunday & Holiday. Adults €3.00, Children €1.00; Departures Schiffbrücke (Schiffgasse 19): 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700; Departures Drahthammerwiese (Drahthammerstr. 30): 1430, 1530, 1630; For more, visit http://tourismus.amberg.de; Adress: Schiffgasse 19, 92224 Amberg
Nuremberg: Guided Tour Albrecht Dürer’s House
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm; Albrecht Dürer is one of Bavaria’s most famed painters. Born in Nuremberg during the German Renaissance, Dürer established his reputation across Europe when he was still in his twenties. He was a brilliant painter, draftsman and writer, though his first and probably greatest artistic impact was in the medium of printmaking. The Nuremberg Museum’s Dürer House features guided tours in English every Saturday. The Dürer House is open every day. GPS Directions: Albrecht-Dürer-Straße 39, 90403 Nuremberg. More details in English at www.museums.nuremberg.de. Location Details: Albrecht-Dürer-Haus, Albrecht-Dürer-Straße 39, Nuremberg 90403