Fostering an open and active German-American community
There's always something happening in the context of our statewide efforts to welcome American families to their new home away from home:
- German-American celebrations,
- Recurring informal get-togethers,
- Distribution of welcome bags to new American families,
- Local cooking classes for Americans,
- City tours in English,
- and much more.
Take a look at the next events in this program and feel free to be a part of them!
Furthermore, our communities participating in this state program are making big efforts to support you as you settle in the local area by providing information in English about upcoming local events. This is meant to make it easier for you to know what's happening close to you and help you participate in community life. After all, your community strives for an open and active German-American relationship and wants to let you know that you're more than welcome to prosper as member of the community. Check out their next activities and join in!
Next program events
Culinary Panorama Hike - 09/16: 11 a.m.
Join a unique culinary hike on Saturday, September 16, with family and friends under the motto "Federweißer wine and onion pie". The number of participants is limited and slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendance free. We look forward to an exciting hike with you!
Start: 11 am at the Kindergarten in Neunkirchen am Potzberg (Friedhofstr. 14)
Hike: 8 km (5 miles) guided hike through the forest including multiple stops with culinary offers
Conclusion: Collective BBQ at 4.00 pm at "Samira and Joe“ at the youth center in Neunkirchen.
Provisioning: Food and drinks (alcoholic beverages subject to a charge)
Registration via e-mail required
Palatinate-American Wine Fest in the Park - 09/17: 4 p.m.
Enjoy entertaining hours with nice people, conversations, wine, food, and music in the park in Glan-Münchweiler. From 4.00 p.m. you will find selected wines, non-alcoholic beverages, and small dishes.
Don't miss the fantastic and unique music from the local Frank Varano and then the “Pälzer Cantry Bänd“. They play songs as a mix of country, reggae, rock, and blues and consistently “uff Pälzisch” (in the Palatinate dialect).
All upcoming community events
09/22-25: Annual Fair in Reuschbach
Kerwe in Reuschbach
For many German villages it is typical to have annual fairs. These are casual get-togethers where you can spend time with family and friends as well as can meet new people.
You can have a Bratwurst and a Bier while the kids try out the rides.
10/01: Ramstein Farmers' Market
Am Neuen Markt
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
At the Ramstein farmers’ market various exhibitors will present rural traditions and lifestyle, as well as arts and crafts and culinary specialties. The market starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. A church service is held at the Congress Center Ramstein (CCR). Visitors can purchase harvest-fresh products such as apples, vegetables, pumpkins, and sweet corn from the local area. Also, a large choice of meat and sausage products, handmade cheese, jellies, liquors, bread, oils, honey, coffee etc. are available. Craftsmanship, decoration items, gift articles etc. are presented, too. Animals like fowl, rabbits, donkeys, and sheep that are shown throughout the market square, especially awake the children´s interest. The kids´ program includes face painting, pumpkin carving, throwing the horseshoe and a wheel of fortune. Musical entertainment is provided as well. The scent of hearty soups, stir-fried dishes or bratwurst invites the guests to stay and enjoy local specialties. Ramstein stores are open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The city of Ramstein as well as local vendors and exhibitors are looking forward to welcome you!
09/29-10/02: Funfair in Spesbach
Am Heidenhübel 2
10/06-09: Funfair in Steinwenden
Once a year a small carnival is held at the Steinwenden market place.
10/13-16: Funfair in Hütschenhausen
Am Neuen Markt
Friday/Saturday 6 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Live Bavarian brass music in the big festival tent, German beer and Bavarian specialties will be offered. Friday and Saturday night local party bands will heat up the vibe. On Sunday there is free admission to the festival tent from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Put on your Dirndl or Lederhosen and join the party!
10/22: Wendelinus Market
Am Neuen Markt
In honor of Saint Wendelinus the church parish of Ramstein celebrated the “Wendelinus Market” in 1710 for the first time. The patron saint answered the prayers of the locals and protected their livestock against epizootic disease. The market was revived in 1986. Today the market features numerous exhibitors offering a large variety of goods such as gift and decoration items, wood carving, leatherwork, jewelry, children´s clothing, crochet work, scarves, and a lot more. A great choice of culinary specialties is available, too. Furthermore, live musical entertainment is presented. The opening ceremony and church service is held inside the festival tent at 11 a.m. Visitors can bring their pets along to have them blessed. Market hours are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Ramstein stores are open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
11/18-19: Pre-Christmas Arts and Crafts Market
Pre-Christmas Arts and Crafts Market
Am Neuen Markt 4
Saturday: 1 - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Various artisans and crafters present their handmade arts and crafts, Christmas decoration and ornaments. They offer a large choice of goods such as jewelry, wood and glass articles, diversified works made of textile and felt, indoor and outdoor pottery items as well as metal objects. Honey and other treats are offered, too. Visitors have the chance to take a look over the artists` shoulders while they offer live presentations. Additionally, there is a large raffle. Proceeds of the raffle go to hospice care association of Ramstein-Miesenbach. Snacks, coffee, cakes and freshly baked cinnamon waffles are available. The market is open on Saturday from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
11/29: Odds and Ends Market in Miesenbach
Ages ago the “Krammarkt” used to be the traditional Miesenbach cattle market. The market is held at the former schoolhouse in Miesenbach and starts at 8 a.m. Vendors offer a large number of goods and products. Their items range from Christmas cookies, herbs and spices to Advent decoration, leather purses, fashion jewelry, household goods, handicraft, and a lot more. Scarves and caps for the cold season are available as well. Booths will be open all day long. At lunchtime a great offer of dishes such as pea soup, beef served with horse radish, grilled sausages and meatballs etc. are offered inside the heated tent. In the afternoon coffee and cakes are offered at the “Haus der Vereine”.
12/02-03: St. Andreas Market & Cultural Christmas Market
St. Andreas Markt & Weihnachtsmarkt
The St. Andreas Market get the visitors in the right mood for Christmas. A cultural Christmas market will be set up in the Stadthalle (civic center) presenting a wide range of craftwork. The St. Andreas market is the occasion for the traditional Christmas market race starting from Naturerlebnisbad/CUBO and organized by the LLG Landstuhl cross-country race club.
Phone: 06371 1300012
12/09-10: Christmas Market
An da Gaas
12/09-10: Nikolaus Market
Zimt und Waffelmarkt
Am Neuen Markt
Friday 6 p.m.
Saturday 3 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.
You are cordially invited to Ramstein´s Nikolaus Market. The market is located in the city center on the square next to the town hall and the Congress Center. Various vendors offer Christmas decoration, arts and crafts, spices, delicious food and beverages, goodies and “Glühwein”. The fountain on Ramstein´s market square turns into the largest Advent wreath in the region. Saint Nikolaus will visit the market on both days and there will be stage performances of choirs and music groups.
12/10: German-American Christmas Concert
German-American Christmas Concert
Am Neuen Markt 4
The German American Christmas Concert featuring the USAFE Band and the Ramstein men´s choir looks back on a long tradition in the community. The performers will put you in a Christmas mood with their seasonal and festive tunes presented in the Congress Center Ramstein.
12/08-11: Christmas Market
This year again, the place in front of the civic center turns into a Christmas market for four days. Festive articles and culinary specialties are offered at several booths. Musical stage entertainment arranged by groups and choirs from the city of Landstuhl and surrounding civics will complete the little Christmas market.
Phone: 06371 1300012