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What is going on this weekend? Here is our curated list of your best bets this weekend in Bavaria.

Friday, Feb. 23

Nuremberg: Freizeit: Touristik & Garten: The Leisure, Tourism & Garden Trade Fair: All weekend long, shop and learn about all things new in the worlds of leisure, tourism and gardens.

Saturday, Feb. 24

Munich: BavariaCon 2024: Come out for a day of role-play gaming. 

Munich: Yoga Retreat for More Serenity and Relaxation: Spend the day relaxing with Hatha and Yin yoga practices for ultimate relaxation.

Erlangen: “Poor Things” (English-language event): Check out this award-winning film with Emma Stone as Bella Baxter, a woman on a journey of self-discovery. Showings on Saturday and Sunday.

Fürth: Mineral Days: On Saturday and Sunday check out gems, fossils, minerals and more from over 40 exhibitors.

Fürth: Rum Tasting at the Irish Cottage: Spend the evening tasting five rums for 28 euros.

Forchheim: “Game. Work: Alien Reality” Dance Performance: Enjoy this “poetic and entertaining dance theater evening about different points of view and changes in perspective.”

Augsburg: Classic Ballet Napoli: Cinderella: Enjoy an evening at the ballet with this classic tale.

DODEA Vilseck High School: DODEA Europe Boys’ Basketball Allstars: See the best of the best in DODEA basketball compete against each other.

Sunday, Feb. 25

Munich: Salsa for Absolute Beginners: Now is the time to learn the basics of Salsa (dancing not the delicious nacho topping).

Nuremberg: Open Drum Circle (English language available): Meet up with other musicians and play the drums.

Augsburg: FC Augsburg vs. SC Freiburg: Cheer on your favorite team at this soccer game.

Augsburg: Children’s Flea Market at St. Franziskus: Find your child’s next treasure at this market.

For On-Installation MWR and USO Events Check Out:

Garmisch MWR

Ansbach MWR

Hohenfels MWR

Bavaria MWR (Grafenwoehr and Vilseck)

USO Bavaria (Hohenfels, Camp Aachen, Ansbach, Garmisch, Vilseck, Grafenwoehr, Camp Albertshof, Area 4)

*Know before you go: Always check event websites before traveling to verify information, cost and regulations. Lectures and workshops on the economy are likely to be in German but may offer English alternatives. Events on military bases require base access.

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Tamala Malerk is a writer and editor with Stars and Stripes Europe. She has been with SSE since April 2022 writing articles all about travel, lifestyle, community news, military life and more. In May 2022, she earned her Ph.D. in History and promises it is much more relevant to this job than one might think.

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