Kaiserslautern offers spring market, Sunday shopping

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Courtesy photoMusic bands and walking acts entertain the visitors at the spring event “Lautern bursts into bloom” taking place Saturday and Sunday in Kaiserslautern.

Courtesy photo
Music bands and walking acts entertain the visitors at the spring event “Lautern bursts into bloom” taking place Saturday and Sunday in Kaiserslautern.

Kaiserslautern’s advertising association called “Kaiser in Lautern” will hold its traditional spring market in cooperation with the City of Kaiserslautern to say goodbye to winter Saturday and Sunday.

The annual event, “Lautern bursts into bloom,” will highlight the beginning of spring with a variety of activities, stage performances, fashions shows and food specialties in the center of town Saturday and Sunday. Additionally, stores will be open from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, and a car exhibition will display the latest vehicles on Stiftsplatz.

“We want visitors to enjoy the event and get to experience our city center,” said Alexander Hess, chief of the Kaiserslautern advertising association. “The members of our association will present a diversified program with numerous activities and lure with special offers.”

The traditional primrose pyramid will be set up in Schillerstrasse. More than 10,000 primroses will be given to visitors.

An arts and crafts market will display unique items such as accessories, candles, jewelry, garden decorations and Easter presents on Schillerplatz.

On Fackelstrasse, radio station RPR1 will have a stage set up presenting an unplugged program and offering guided tours of the studio. A local kindergarten will offer face painting, a jumping castle, air balloons and fresh waffles.

Fashion shows are scheduled to highlight the new spring collection on Pirmasenser Strasse and Rummelstrasse.

On Riesenstrasse, the motorcycle museum from Otterbach will display unique motorcycle, bicycles and high-wheel bikes. The local rabbit breeding association will show rabbits and give advice on how to keep them. Children can take part in crafting, watch experiments from chemistry, physics and mathematics, or play miniature golf.

On Kerststrasse, a French market will serve delicacies.

The Easter market will be set up near Stiftskirche and the Easter bunny will surprise children with sweets.

“Saturday, farmers sell their products at the vegetable and fruit market on Stiftsplatz, and Sunday, local car dealers exhibit their novelties and services,” Hess said.

Various bands and walking acts will provide entertainment in the streets. Free city tours on a kiddie train will start and end on Schillerplatz.

On Shopping Sunday, public parking lots are free of charge.

For details, visit www.werbegemeinschaft-kl.de