Palatine Atmosphere of Joie-de-vivre
The inhabitants of Frankenthal have long made a name for themselves knowing how to celebrate and enjoy festivals. The “Straw Hat Festival” is the focus of attention in the yearly festivities, transforming the whole city and countless visitors into festive mood during four days in early summer. Further attractions are the atmospheric summer festival in the Erkenbert Ruins with cinema and open-air concerts, the two weeks of culture days with an art and shopping night or the autumn spectacle at the town hall square. In addition, the Farmers, Flower and Pottery Market and the country fairs in the suburbs enrich Frankenthal’s “good mood calendar”.
Besides that, life pulsates in numerous clubs and associations, in sport and play. The Strandbad (open air swimming pools with a lake and a beach) of Frankenthal, one of the most beautiful oasis of relaxation and recreation in the far surroundings, offers coolness and relaxation. The indoor swimming pool at the complex presents itself in a new and modern form, spoiling its visitors in an attractive wellness and bathing area. As a vivacious sports town Frankenthal has much to offer. Frankenthal is famous for being a hockey stronghold and in the climbing centre „Pfalz Rock“ courageous climbing athletes reach the height of their power. People looking for relaxation find peace and satisfaction in the town’s numerous parks and green areas.