CONTRIBUTED BY CAITLYN CORDOVA
We only arrived less than one month ago, so I was very excited to go to our first German festival. We had already seen the Easter Market in the city, so I wasn’t sure what to expect for the festival. After arriving in Nürnberg, it was only a short trip on the S-Bahn to the festival.
On the walk to the entrance, we were behind a group of Americans, where all of the men were dressed in matching Lederhosen. They were definitely there to party! The festival had a good crowd considering it was the first day and the weather was not very spring-like -only a high of 40 Degrees Fahrenheit.
The festival was very much like an American State Fair. There were rides, games, and food stands. Although it was similar to a state fair, it had a distinctive German style. The ride and stall decorations featured Renaissance scenes, and other traditional German scenes. The rides were familiar, and there was a good variety of intensity level. The games had plenty of prizes any kid would enjoy. The food was mostly traditional German street fare and fair food.
The best part of the festival was of course, the Biergartens. Many were set up throughout the festival, where you could relax with a drink and food. As we were heading out, a band and a traditional dance group were preparing for a performance.
Overall the festival was fun and definitely a good place for kids!
Tips for your trip:
The Nürnberg Frühlingsfest is held at Funfair Grounds next to the Dutzendteich Lake. The 2015 festival is taking place from April 4 – 19.
To get to the fairgrounds, take the S-2 from Nürnberg HBF to Nürnberg Dutzendteich.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday (family day: 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.)
Friday: 2 p.m. to 12. a.m.
Saturday: 1 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Sunday: 10.30 a.m. to 11 p.m., except Easter Sunday to 12 a.m. Last day: 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 p.m.