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Where can one get a great breakfast in the morning?

Are there any cultural highlights, museums?

Ideas for 2-3 activities and daytrips?

Good restaurants for dinner?

Typical tourist activities or places that one should NOT do, as they are not worthwhile doing.

Things can do to make it a fun and memorable evening?

"I use to spend time at a place called the Kugel Stuben in the late 60's. Is it still there or is it something else now?" (posted 06/22/2015)

The ball rooms were well into the 1980s, a nice, family-run restaurant. In recent years, with good home cooking and delicious pizzas. Unfortunately, there are the original ball bars so as the tourists do not know more and are now a low-budget Pilsbar with gambling / gaming machines character. Greetings Jürgen rulers
Answer provided by Birgit Herrscher on 06/23/2015
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How to get around and find best means of local transportation?

"I will be going to Ansbach in December. What mode of transportation is best for arrival. I will probably fly into Nuremberg." (posted 07/23/2017)

The easiest way to get to the airport from the airport is by subway / suburban train to Ansbach. From the main railway station in Nuremberg, trains travel to Ansbach every half an hour
Answer provided by Birgit Herrscher on 07/27/2017
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Where to find good quality groceries?

Are there any special local events?

"I lived in Ansbach from 1969 to 1970 as a soldier. I am going back in the summer of 2015 to revisit those times. My family originated from Tauberrettersheim. I would like to show my wife the German culture, particularly a bierfest with the huge tent and bands. Is there a schedule yet of when one of those events may be occurring in the summer of 2015 in Ansbach or towns nearby? Danke.." (posted 10/07/2014)

Look at http://www.frankentourismus.de/veranstaltungen/ Kind regards, Manfred v. Crailsheim
Answer provided by Manfred Baron von Crailsheim on 10/08/2014
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If you want to visit beer festivals, then Oktoberfest in Munich - 16 days approx from mid-September to the end of September. Or Can townspeople Wasen in Stuttgart in late September. Of course, everywhere smaller beer festivals - village fairs, but in the small village environment - as from July. Sincerely, The Farmhouse ear ear Rainer
Answer provided by Rainer Ohr on 10/08/2014
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The calendar of events for 2015 is not yet completed. One of the most beautiful festivals here in the region is the Leutershäuser Old Town Festival on the last weekend in July or the Dinkelsbühler Kinderzeche mid-July. The Ansbacher Old Town Festival is always late May. We hope we could help you a bit. Kind regards M.Ballheim
Answer provided by Melanie Ballheim on 10/08/2014
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"Hi- We lived in Ansbach with US Army back in 1991 for 3 years. We would like to visit Ansbach for 1 week in spring/summer of 2016. I would like to know exactly when the planned fests in the big tents are in Ansbach so I could be there at that time. The only other requirement is I would like to participate in any town's Volksmarch 10K walk within 40 Kilometers drive of Ansbach. Mostly I just need to know when the Fests are planned for Ansbach so I can plan a week around it. Thanks, Gary" (posted 07/01/2015)

The folk festival in Ansbach (with a large beer tent) this year from 10th-15.07.2015. Interestingly, also with beer tent or beer garden following Kirchweihen are in Ansbacher districts or in the vicinity: Schalkhausen of 3 to 6 July 2015 Hennenbach of 24 to 27 July 2015 Meinhard winds of 24 to 27 July 2015 Eyb from 31 . July, August 3, 2015 Brodswinden of 28 to 31 August 2015 Elpersdorf of 23 to 26 October 2015 With regard to hiking, we recommend the following link of the German-American migrant clubs, Section Ansbach: http: //www.dvv-wandern. de / clubs / German-American-Wanderclub EV ansbach.html On 18 / 19:07. finds, for example, directly in Ansbach a hiking instead. Greetings Jürgen rulers
Answer provided by Birgit Herrscher on 07/02/2015
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Are there any local food specialties one should try out?

What makes this destination special? Why should one spend some time here during vacation?

"Why should someone do a vacation in Ansbach? Can you possibly tell me 2-3 popular travel tips for Ansbach, which everyone visiting Ansbach should see? Also let me know 2-3 special insider travel tips for Ansbach that a typical tourist may not know about, but that you can highly recommend. Thanks!" (posted 09/02/2014)

Ansbach (www.ansbach.de/) is the administrative capital of Middle Franconia. Ansbach has been founded in the 8th century. The Ansbacher Margrave certain largely your story. Ansbach has a beautiful old town, a feudal castle with Margrave very worth seeing Hofgarten. Very near Ansbach is Romantische- cross (www.romantischestrasse.de/) and Castle Road (www.burgenstrasse.de/) - probably the most significant and landmarks are streets in Germany. Not far from Ansbach (and summer village) are the medieval towns of Rothenburg (http://www.tourismus.rothenburg.de/index.php?id=467) and Dinkelsbühl (http://www.dinkelsbuehl.de/ISY/index. php? call = English). Not far from the summer village are the three medieval cities Wolfram-Eschenbach (tungsten-eschenbach.de/) Remember village (http://www.merkendorf.de/en/city.html#) and Ornbau (http: //daten2.verwaltungsportal. de / files / page generator / ornbau_imageprospekt.pdf). I am happy to answer any further questions.
Answer provided by Manfred Baron von Crailsheim on 09/03/2014
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Ladies and gentlemen, as you like to help further. Unfortunately, they have not told us whether it is a family with children. In Ansbach, there is the Markgrafliches residence, this has been renovated over the last few years consuming and is a must for tourists Ansbach. The Hofgarten park and the orangery supplement a lead in the residence. The town itself is a very nice small especially ordinary city. There, see for example: the Rococo Festival takes place every two years and the Bach Festival. To Ansbach around there's lots to see once Rothenburg, Dinkelsbühl and especially Leuterhausen;-) the city of the first aviator Gustav Weisskopf. We hope to be able to help them a bit further and have any questions you may have. Kind regards M.Ballheim
Answer provided by Melanie Ballheim on 09/03/2014
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Is there a good local deli or restaurant with lunch menu?

Are there any points of interest or local attractions?

What are good places to go for shopping?

"Are there any knitting or yarn shops in Ansbach? " (posted 02/23/2015)

Yes, there are three knitting or Nähgeschäfte right in the heart of Ansbach, Messrs. Wolle Rödel, Fa. Süßmuth and the Fa. Pfaff. Greetings Jürgen ruler
Answer provided by Birgit Herrscher on 02/23/2015
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Sorry we are on a journey around the world at the moment. We do not know about specialized shops but think there are shops where you get about everything. Kind regards Manfred von Crailsheim
Answer provided by Manfred Baron von Crailsheim on 02/25/2015
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Ladies and gentlemen, if there are knitting shops in Ansbach, I can not say. But 20 meters in Leutershausen of us is a yarn factory. The factory outlet is always Tuesday morning. Kind regards M.Ballheim
Answer provided by Melanie Ballheim on 02/23/2015
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Any sporting activites and recommendations to stay active?

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Popular Points of Interest in and near Ansbach

  • Residenz Ansbach
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    Residenz Ansbach

    Residenz Ansbach (Ansbach Residence), also known as Markgrafenschloß, is a palace in Ansbach, Germany where St. Gumbertus and St. Johannis are also located. It was the government seat of the Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach. Today it is the administrative seat of the government of Middle Franconia. The Great Hall and the Orangerie in its garden serve as venues for the biennial music festival Bachwoche Ansbach.

  • Ansbach Residence
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    Ansbach Residence

    The Residence evolved from a medieval complex. Its Gotische Halle (Gothic Hall), a feature of the original building, today houses an important collection of Ansbach faience and porcelain. The Residence was rebuilt in its present form by Gabriel di Gabrieli and Karl Friedrich von Zocha in the 18th century. The early Rococo interior was created by Leopold Retti. Further highlights are the fresco on the Banqueting Hall ceiling by Carlo Carlone, the Art Gallery with Rococo paintings and works from the former Margrave's Gallery (Branch of the Bavarian State Galleries) and the collection of Meißen porcelain in the Mirror Cabinet. Opposite the Residence in the Court Garden with its orangerie there is also a rose and medicinal herb garden.

    Hours: April-September: 9am - 6pm. October-March: 10am - 4pm. Closed Mondays.

    Admission: Adults 4 €, Concessions 3 €.

  • Margrave Museum
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    Margrave Museum

    The museum features the eras when Ansbach was ruled by the Hohenzollern dynasty and briefly came under Prussian control. It also covers the story of the mysterious foundling Kaspar Hauser who lived in the town before being murdered in the Court Garden. The state-of-the-art Kaspar Hauser section is designed as infotainment and illustrates all aspects of his life.

    Hours: May - Sep: daily, 10am- 5 pm. Oct - Apr: closed Mondays, other days 10am - 5pm.

    Admission: Adults 2.50 €, Concessions 1 €.



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Ansbach Overview

Ansbach or Anspach (originally Onolzbach) is a town in Bavaria, Germany. It is the capital of the administrative region of Middle Franconia. Ansbach is located 25 miles southwest of Nuremberg (Nuremberg vacation rentals | Nuremberg travel guide) and 90 miles north of Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide), on the Fränkische Rezat, a tributary of the Main river. The population was 40,723 in 2004.

A Benedictine monastery at the place was founded around 748 by a Franconian noble, Gumbertus, who was later canonized. In the following centuries the monastery and the adjoining village (Onoldsbach) grew to become the town of Ansbach (called a town in 1221 for the first time).

The city has five schools and the Ansbach University of Applied Sciences. It is connected by the autobahn A6 and the highways B13 and B14.

General Information

Since 1970, Ansbach has enlarged its municipal area by incorporating adjacent communities. The historical center of Ansbach was spared during World War II and it has kept its baroque character.

Ansbach hosts several units of the U.S. armed forces, associated with German units under NATO. There are five separate U.S. installations: Shipton Kaserne, home to 412th Aviation Support Battalion, Katterbach Kaserne, formally the home of the 1st Infantry Division's 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, which has been replaced by the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade as of 2006, as part of the 1st Infantry Division's return to Fort Riley, Kansas; Bismarck Kaserne, which functions as a satellite post to Katterbach, hosting their Post Exchange and other services, Barton Barracks, home to the USAG Ansbach, and Bleidorn Barracks, which has a library, a theater, and housing.

Things to see in Ansbach

  • Castle of the Margraves of Brandenburg-Ansbach
  • Margrave museum
  • Kaspar Hauser Monument
  • St. Gumbertus and St. Johannis churches (15th c.)

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More about the History of Ansbach

A Benedictine monastery at the place was founded around 748 by a Franconian noble, Gumbertus, who was later canonized. In the following centuries the monastery and the adjoining village (Onoldsbach) grew to become the town of Ansbach (called a town in 1221 for the first time).

The counts of Oettingen ruled over Ansbach until the Hohenzollern burgraves of Nuremberg took over in 1331. The Hohenzollerns made Ansbach the seat of their dynasty until their acquisition of the Margraviate of Brandenburg in 1415. However, after the 1440 death of Frederick I, Elector of Brandenburg, the Franconian cadet branch of the family was not politically united with the main Brandenburg line, remaining independent as Brandenburg-Ansbach.

Margrave George the Pious introduced the Protestant Reformation to Ansbach in 1528, leading to the secularization of St. Gumbertus Abbey in 1563. In 1792 Ansbach was annexed by the Hohenzollerns of Prussia. In 1796 the Duke of Zweibrücken, Maximilian Joseph, the future Bavarian king Max I. Joseph, was exiled to Ansbach after Zweibrücken had been taken by the French. In Ansbach Maximilian von Montgelas wrote an elaborate concept for the future political organization of Bavaria, which is known as the Ansbacher Mémoire. In 1806 Prussia ceded Ansbach and the Principality of Ansbach to Bavaria in exchange for the Bavarian duchy of Berg. At the end of the 17th century, the margraves' palace at Ansbach was rebuilt in Baroque style.

During World War II, a subcamp of Flossenburg concentration camp was located here. Also during the Second World War the Luftwaffe and Wehrmacht had bases here. The nearby airbase was the home station for the Stab & I/KG53 (Staff & 1st Group of Kampfgeschwader 53) operating 38 Heinkel He 111 bombers. On 1 September 1939 this unit was one of the many that participated in the attack on Poland that started the war. During the Western Allied invasion of Germany in April 1945, the airfield was seized by the United States Third Army, and used by the USAAF 354th Fighter Group which flew P-47 Thunderbolts from the aerodrome (designated ALG R-82) from late April until the German capitulation on 7 May 1945.

Since 1970, Ansbach has enlarged its municipal area by incorporating adjacent communities. Ansbach was a small town largely by-passed by the Industrial Revolution, an administrative and cultural center. Although all bridges were destroyed, the historical center of Ansbach was spared during World War II and it has kept its baroque character.

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Ansbach or Anspach (originally Onolzbach) is a town steeped in history located in Bavaria, Germany. Its historical center was spared from destruction during World War II allowing today's visitors to enjoy its wonderful baroque buildings.

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