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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!

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German-American Comedy Night - 05/18: 9 p.m.

Join us for a hilarious rollercoaster ride through the absurdity of everyday life in Germany, where even the mundane becomes comedic gold and punchlines hit harder than Monday morning coffee!

In this comedy show, German comedian Manuel Wolff will explore and unpack German stereotypes with disarming self-irony. His spontaneous, unpredictable, yet precisely timed style is unique while he is bursting with ideas and sharp observations quickly switching between sarcasm, silliness, and profound thoughts. For spontaneous musical interludes, Manuel always has his mini-piano with him.

American expat Erin Crouch does comedy from the perspective of someone who was born and raised stateside, but has lived in Germany for quite some time now. Erin's comedy is neither dirty nor clean but a secret third thing. Her new show, Doing it the Hard Way, let's audiences gawk at what happens when someone takes the road not only less traveled, but actually closed for repairs.

Find more details on the website of the Atlantic Academy!

German American Stammtisch Ramstein - 06/07: 6 pm

Our state initiative Welcome to Rheinland-Pfalz hosts the next meeting of the German-American Stammtisch Ramstein on June 7, at the German-American Friendship Fest in Ramstein with friendly support from local volunteers.

The Stammtisch aims to facilitate the local German-American exchange and provides a recurring forum for Americans and locals to meet and get to know each other. Come out, chat with your neighbors, and learn about the local way of life over dinner!

Join the Facebook group of the Stammtisch to stay in touch: https://goo.gl/jB67r9

All upcoming community events

  • 06/07-09: German-American Friendship Fest Ramstein

    Ramstein-Miesenbach: Events

    German-American Fair

    John F. Kennedy-Platz

    66877 Ramstein

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    Short description

    The venue for the fair is the John-F.-Kennedy-Platz in the center of Ramstein. A large variety of food and beverages will be offered, as well as culinary specialties from both countries. A live music program is presented on the open-air stage for three days. There is free admission to the event – registration is not required! Look forward to three entertaining days!

  • 06/14-16: Seewoog Festival

    Ramstein-Miesenbach: Events

    Seewoog Festival

    Waldstrasse

    66877 Miesenbach

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    Short description

    Great musical entertainment is guaranteed at this festival at the Seewoog Lake recreation area in Miesenbach. A large offer of food and beverages is available. Free entrance on all three days! The Miesenbach Entertainment Club “UVM” is looking forward to welcome you and your family!

  • 06/29-30: Town Fest

    Bann: Events

    Bännjer Worschtzippelfest

    Marktplatz Bann

    66851 Bann

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  • 09/13-15: Landstuhl City Festival

    Landstuhl: Events

    Landstuhler Stadtfest

    City Center

    66849 Landstuhl

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    Short description

    Three days full of music on three stages, culinary specialties from the region, a car show and lots of fun! Shops and boutiques in the city center are open to be discovered on Sunday.

    Contact information

    Phone: 06371 1300012

    Email: tourismus(at)vglandstuhl.de

  • 09/13-17: Ramstein Fair

    Ramstein-Miesenbach: Events

    Ramstein Fair

    Am Neuen Markt

    66877 Ramstein

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    Short description

    The traditional Ramstein funfair is hosted on the third weekend of September each year. Ramstein’s market square turns into a big fairground. The funfair features fun rides and booths offering candies, as well as food, beverages, and musical entertainment. The traditional raising of the fair pole takes place in front of the Ramstein museum (on Miesenbacher Strasse 1) on Sunday afternoon.

  • 09/20-24: Fun Fair Bann

    Bann: Events

    Bännjer Kerb 

    Marktplatz Bann

    66851 Bann

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  • 10/06: Ramstein Farmers' Market

    Ramstein-Miesenbach: Events

    Ramstein Bauernmarkt

    Am Neuen Markt

    66877 Ramstein

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    Time

    10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Short description

    At the Ramstein farmers’ market various exhibitors will present rural traditions and lifestyle, as well as arts and crafts and culinary specialties.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. The city of Ramstein as well as local vendors and exhibitors are looking forward to welcome you!

  • 10/25-27: Oktoberfest

    Ramstein-Miesenbach: Events

    Oktoberfest

    Am Neuen Markt

    66877 Ramstein

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    Time

    Friday/Saturday 6 p.m.

    Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Short description

    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!

  • 10/27: Wendelinus Market

    Ramstein-Miesenbach: Events

    Wendelinus Market

    Am Neuen Markt

    66877 Ramstein

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    Time

    11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Short description

    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.

  • 11/16-17: Pre-Christmas Arts and Crafts Market

    Ramstein-Miesenbach: Events

    Kreativmarkt

    Am Neuen Markt 4

    66877 Ramstein

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    Time

    Saturday: 1 - 6 p.m.

    Sunday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Short description

    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.

  • 11/27: Odds and Ends Market in Miesenbach

    Ramstein-Miesenbach: Events

    Krammarkt

    Am Marktplatz

    66877 Miesenbach

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    Time

    8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Short description

    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”.

  • 12/07-08: Nikolaus Market

    Ramstein-Miesenbach: Events

    Zimt und Waffelmarkt

    Am Neuen Markt

    66877 Ramstein

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    Time

    Friday 6 p.m. 

    Saturday 3 p.m.

    Sunday 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.

    Short description

    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.

  • 12/08: German-American Christmas Concert

    Ramstein-Miesenbach: Events

    German-American Christmas Concert

    Am Neuen Markt 4

    66877 Ramstein

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    Short description

    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.

  • 12/14-15: Christmas Market

    Bann: Events

    Bännjer Weihnachtsmarkt