Lautern bursts into bloom

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Kaiserslautern’s advertising association “Kaiser in Lautern” will say goodbye to winter with a spring market Saturday. Stores will also be open Sunday.

The annual event, “Lautern bursts into bloom,” will highlight the beginning of spring with various activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the center of town. The members of the association, stores, restaurant and pub owners, as well as various institutions, will present a diversified program to entertain and lure costumers and families. Visitors will be asked to take part in a variety of events and enjoy special offers.

The City of Kaiserslautern will set up its traditional primrose pyramid at Altenhof and give more than 2,000 primroses to visitors. An information stand will have important information about the city and sell tickets for the annual Gartenschau.
Radio station RPR1 will have a stage set up in front of their studio in Fackelstrasse. They will present an unplugged entertainment program and offer guided tours of the studio.

A local kindergarten will offer face painting, a jumping castle, balloons, and coffee and cakes.

A sports store in Kerststrasse will ask visitors to test their skills with balls.
A variety of stores will present their products, such as resistance bands, fitness balls, massage pillows, dishes, household items, bags and office items.

Fashion shows are scheduled to show off the new spring collection in Pirmasenser Strasse and Rummelstrasse.

Shoppers can also test a barefoot path on Stiftsplatz, check out a car presentation at Altenhof, visit a petting zoo on Marktstrasse and try alabaster carving in Schillerstrasse.

Vintage and historical vehicles can be admired at Schillerplatz.

The rabbit breeding association will show live Easter rabbits in a display, and a balloon artist will surprise children with funny figures.

Food and beverage specialties will be available at different locations. Various bands and walking acts will provide entertainment in the streets.

These bands and walking acts will also perform Sunday, starting at 11 a.m. Stores will be open from 1 to 6 p.m.