Altstadt lures children to annual festival

In observation of World Children’s Day, a children’s festival will take place Saturday in the “Altstadt,” the old part of town in Kaiserslautern. The Kaiserslautern youth and sports department, the children’s protection association, and SOS children and youth aid will sponsor the event from 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. between Stockhausplatz and Kaiserbrunnen, the fountain on top of Steinstrasse.

The children’s fest will start with the traditional parade led by a percussion ensemble from Martin’s fountain on the beginning of Steinstrasse to Stockhausplatz. The Ballet Dance Center will perform during the official opening at noon. Artists of Compagnie Jolie and clown Otsch will entertain children for the next two hours. At 2 p.m., children can enjoy dancing with instructors of a local dance school and at 3:30, members of a mobile dance school will present their skills. An air balloon activity will end the program on Stockhausplatz.
The Theodor-Zink-Museum on Steinstrasse 48 will lure children with puppet theater performances.

All along Steinstrasse children can play, do handicrafts, paint, look for gems, turn the fortune wheel and jump on a bouncy castle. There will also be face painting, a barefoot path and various other activities.

Adults will be able to get advice from several youth institutions.
Throughout the Altstadt, stands will offer culinary specialties such as würstchen, healthy food items, quiche, cakes, waffles, crepes and pretzels.

(Information by the Kaiserslautern City Administration)