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Eat & drink in the Huguenot city

These are the most trendy places to go

A relaxing after-work drink in a comfortable atmosphere? Classic evening in a bar with yummy food in a restaurant? Or an intense party night in a club? Erlangen provides a variety of possibilities when it comes to dining or partying for visitiors.


Havana Bar Erlangen – beliebte Bar mit kubanischem Flair

Havana Bar Erlangen provides everything cocktail enthusiasts need. One of the highlights is Thursday – Referred to as Gin-tonic day, guests can choose from over 40 sorts of gin as well as 10 sorts of tonic and create their favorite gin-tonic. Apart from the smooth drinks the employees serve hot dogs and other snacks as well. This cuban flaired bar plays some laid-back electro-swing in the background.


Zirkel Club in Erlangen – Club for dancing all night

Opened in 1999, Zirkel Club was a definite improvement for Erlangen’s nightlife. Party people meet in the club, every Friday starting at 11 pm is ladies‘ night with cheap drinks, every Saturday it’s club night and every Tuesday there’s a popular student party. Four party nights per week means 200 nights per year where party people can paint the town red at the Zirkel Club.


Galileo Bar & Restaurant Erlangen – Tapas bar with over 100 cocktails

Visitors can expect a wide selection of yummy mediterranian food at the Galileo Bar & Restaurant in Erlangen. The tapas bar, conveniently located in an inner yard, serves pizza from a stone oven and top-notch steaks. The bartenders are offering way over a 100 cocktails including classics as well as trendy new drinks. Daily happy hour from 5-7 pm. The cocktails at the Galileo Bar & Restaurant Erlangen are also available to-go. There’s a party service for private parties as well.


Paisley Erlangen – Club for intense party nights

The stylish night club Paisley in Erlangen provides various dance events for party folks. Whether it’s house, R&B or black music – a wide variety of party events offers something for everybody. On the website you can book a table in the lounge, in the club or in the VIP lounge.


Lennox Erlangen – american restaurant with atmosphere

The american restaurant Lennox in Erlangen specialized in Argentinian steaks and steaks from Iowa as well as fresh sea fruit, a wide selection of yummy salads completes the great choice. Guests enjoy their meals in a cultivated atmosphere. The Lennox Erlangen is especially recommended for demanding enthusiasts. Guests can book a table via phone or online.

Culture & leisure in Erlangen

Concerts at the Schlossgarten
1977 to 2017 – a 40 year tradition to lock back on for the concerts at Erlangen Schlossgarten. With its colored atmosphere in front of the Orangerie these concerts are one of most popular summer events in our city and a unique music experience which attracted around 10 000 visitors in recent years…

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International Comic saloon Erlangen

Every two years, Erlangen becomes Germany‘s comic metropolis!

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International puppet theater festival Erlangen / Nürnberg / Fürth / Schwabach

Puppet, picture and object theaters, dance, perormance, new media…

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Erlanger poet festival

37. Erlangen poet festival – 24. – 27. August 2017. One of the nicest literature festival in and around Erlangen!

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Sports and recreation

Erlangen and its environment are a wellness paradise in close range. The Berg in Erlangen offers a great opportunity for walks and is a must-see even if the Bergkirchweih is not going on.


Dechsendorfer Weiher

Local recreation Dechsendorfer Weiher

The local recreational area Dechsendorfer Weiher is a popular summer destination for citizens located in and around Erlangen.

Sunny meadows to relax; if you prefer a sporty way of life you can take a run around the lake on the surrounding path. Even surfers and sailors are provided for; two sailor clubs and one wind surfing club are right at the Dechsendorfer Weiher. Even in Fall and Winter you can take a nice walk in the local recreational area. There is a sled run in Winter.

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  • Location: Dechsendorfer Weiher is northwest of Erlangen
  • Water area: 37 ha
  • Shore length: ca. 3,8 km
  • Supervision: Supervised swimming usually only on Saturdays, Sunndays and holidays between 9 am – 6 pm. – Supervision recognizable by flag signals. Otherwise swimming at your own risk.
  • Parking spots: ca. 200
  • Shops/restaurants: 2 shops, restaurants
  • Changing rooms: yes
  • Toileta: yes
  • Showers: yes
  • Barbecues: yes