This Weekend: Knights, A Million LEGOS, Monster Trucks, Easter Bunnies, and MORE!

 Lady Lorelei By Markscheider (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Lady Lorelei By Markscheider (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

A Medieval Festival on the Magical Rhine

 photo from www.suendenfrei.tv

photo from www.suendenfrei.tv

In Sankt Goarshausen, from Easter Saturday to Easter Monday, you can join in a very unique experience on the Loreley.  Of course the legendary Lady Loreley will be perched on the rock for viewing, but there will also be knights, artisans, jugglers and more for the visitors entertainment.  The Sündenfrei (www.suendenfrei.tv) have arranged a great medieval festival, complete with knight fights and musical performances.  There will be about 60 stalls and 20 knight tents from ancient times.  Twice a day they will hold a tournament on horseback where the knights will joust and attempt victory.  All of this will be held in a magnificent area of Loreley, which includes an amazing view of the Rhine.  Visit website for program details. Saturday 31st to the 2nd, 1100-1900.  Loreley, 56346 Sankt Goarshausen.  Adults 10 Euro, Children 5 Euro (only pay for first child), under 4 free, dogs allowed on leash.  Discount if you appear in historical garments! http://www.suendenfrei.tv

If you haven't been to see the Lorelei statue, this is a great time to go.  There are many legends about this beauty, but one of the first is the story of an enchanting female, betrayed by her sweetheart, is accused of bewitching men and causing their death. Rather than sentence her to death, the bishop consigns her to a nunnery. On the way thereto, accompanied by three knights, she comes to the Lorelei rock. She asks permission to climb it and view the Rhine once again. She does so and thinking that she sees her love in the Rhine, falls to her death; the rock still retained an echo of her name afterwards.

Speyer Spring Fair

Speyer will hold it's Spring Fair from 3.31 until 4.15.  They will have a large ferris wheel, carousel, and many rides suitable for the smaller children, teens and adults.  On Easter, April 1st, they will have a large Easter Egg hunt at 1200 with 1500 eggs hidden throughout the fair.  Wednesday 4.4 and 4.11 will be family days where it will be half price and special offers in the shops.  On Sunday, April 15th, they will have a large fireworks show at 2100. Open daily 1400-2200.  Sundays and holidays the festival opens early at 1200. Festplatz, 67346 Speyer  www.speyer.de

 The presenters of Kobern-Gondorf also tried their luck at the Easter basket. Photos: EP

The presenters of Kobern-Gondorf also tried their luck at the Easter basket. Photos: EP

Easter market in Kobern-Gondorf

This market is a little further from RAB, about 1.5 hour drive, but you will be rewarded with seeing the "largest Easter nest on the Moselle".  Come out and see the famous nest, which measures a proud 5 meters in diameter, which will be brimming with hundreds of colorful Easter eggs.  These eggs will have a lot number, and you can take part in the "egg spoon" for a small gift.  Spooning is done with a huge, long-handled wooden spoon.  The market will be open on Easter Sunday from 1100-1800.  There will be 30 stalls, handicrafts, fresh herbs, Alpine cheeses, game specialties, liquers, mustards and more.  Marktplatz Kobern, 56330 Kobern-Gondorf

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Gartenschau - Easter crafts and Legos

Gartenshau is open and will be holding a special Easter event for families.  On Saturday, March 31st, bring your kids to the flower hall where they can paint and decorate Easter eggs.  You can also make wicker wreaths and bouquets.  A donation is requested for the materials.  The event opens at 1430. 

In the exhibition hall, visit a unique LEGO exhibition with over 10 million pieces for the 10th anniversary of Integrationsbetriebes Gartenschau!!! In the exhibition hall, a unique LEGO exhibition of fans and master builders from Germany and Luxembourg awaits you again in 2018 with great exhibits. Admire numerous replicas of regional and world-famous buildings. This year, among other things, the Cologne Cathedral or the Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern to admire. From mid-September, the Capitol will return to Kaiserslautern. STAR WARS fans will be delighted to see the Pod Race Arena with more than 5000 mini figures! In addition to the amazing LEGO creations, the kids can enjoy building their own!  They have a separate room filled with tables and Legos for the kids to explore.  They have some larger sized legos for the smallest visitors.  On site is also a LEGO store where you can purchase some sets to bring home.  Lauterstraße 51, 67659 Kaiserslautern

Easter in Luisenpark

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On Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, the popular Easter family fun starts at 2 pm at Luisenpark and Herzogenriedpark.  They will have "Mr. Easter Bunny" hopping through the parks for photos with you in front of the decorated Easter Express.  He will be distributed sweets to the children as he travels around.  On Easter Monday there will be children's games with Julchen and the Magic Mice at the floating stage starting at 3 pm with clowning, magic, music and games to join in. Sunday, 4.1 and Monday 4.2 from 1400-1800. Theodor-Heuss-Anlage 2, 68165 Mannheim

Family Easter Event at Roth Ranch

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Come out to Roth Ranch on April 1st for a beautiful day with the whole family.  There will be a bounce house, crafts for kids, a big Easter egg hunt, food and drinks and of course, the Easter Bunny!  There will also be the first trail rides of the year, and both kids and adults can ride.  The Easter Event will be held on Sunday, April 1st from 1100-1800. Steinbacher Berg
Neunkirchen, Saarland 66540 https://www.facebook.com/RothHorseRanch/

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Roselly Stunt and Action Show

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If you have a monster truck fan in your house, they will really enjoy this stunt show! Not only do they have monster trucks, which will crush other vehicles under their huge wheels, there will be stunts with motorcycles and ATV's.  You will see cars driving on two wheels, fire stunts, and possibly even take a ride in one of the monsters!  Head to the Globus parking lot on Sunday, April 1, Monday April 2nd or Sunday April 8th at 1500 for the show.  No advance tickets are needed.  http://www.stuntshow-roselly.de/