What is a MWR tent

In Grafenwöhr German-American folk festival from July 31st to August 1st: Bavarian bands and American specialties

Grafenwohr. (rgr) The German-American Folk Festival is a popular meeting place for young and old every year and takes place from July 31st to August 2nd. The fairground is open on July 31st and August 1st from 11 a.m. to midnight and on August 2 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

A large amusement park with numerous rides awaits visitors on the fairground at Camp Kasserine. Over 100 different stands with souvenir and gift items are set up. A wide range of dishes, from American ice cream, barbecue ribs, tacos, nachos, chilli, barbecue chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, steaks to baked potatoes, gyros, smoked fish and egg rolls are on the menu.

Also this year the US Army and the German Armed Forces are jointly organizing a large weapons and equipment show.

Access to the Volksfestplatz is only possible via gate 6 on the B 299 at the Grafenwöhr start-up center. Sufficient parking spaces are available in the military training area and in the city of Grafenwöhr and are signposted. Shuttle buses are used to bring visitors from the parking lots in the city to the fairground and back every 15 to 30 minutes. The stops are at the Städtisches Waldbad, on Marienplatz (near the town hall), at the post office (Alte Amberger Straße) and at the start-up center. The cost of the bus is two euros for a return trip.

Family day takes place on Friday, July 31st. From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. there are reduced prices at all rides. The festival opens at 11 a.m. with the beer tapping in the marquee.

During the three days, the Pressather musicians, the Kemnath town band, the Bavarian Forest Witches, the Ehenbachtaler from Hirschau and the Dießfurt brass band ensure the atmosphere. There is also cool music in the MWR tent with various bands.

Vehicle and personal controls are carried out. Visitors are asked to have a valid ID with them. Backpacks, large bags and pouches, cool boxes and picnic boxes are not allowed.

Click here for more articles on the topic: