As promised, here are some amateur photos taken at the Erlangen Bergkirchweih (beerfest), which ran from June 9-20, 2011. (It is scheduled according to the Whitsuntide religious season.)
My commandante on the left, Preeya on the right
In the blue shirt is a retired Erlangen cop (with his son) who happened to sit next to us. We reminisced about the good old days policing the city and troops way back when.
Main entrance to Bergkirchweih going up the hill
Hauptstr facing north toward the beerfest grounds
Margravial palace facing Hauptstr. Now university admin building
The below photos were taken per the request of a co-respondent, who spent a few years of his youth living in the below building at # 3 Schillerstr.
# 3 Schiller Strasse. Building is now University Sprachschule. (School of Language)
Corner of Schillerstr and Kochstr.
Corner of Schillerstr and Bismarck Str. (University area)
Lorleberg Platz (formerly Bismarck Pl.) facing south
Renamed in honor of the German commander who (against orders) surrendered Erlangen peacefully to the Americans on April 16, 1945. Within two hours, he was killed by holdouts while trying to get them to surrender.