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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 settle in the local area by providing information in English about upcoming local events. This is meant to make it easier for you to get to know what's happening close to you and help you participate in the communal life. After all, your community strives after an open and active German-American relationship and wants to letz 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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Next program events

German American Stammtisch Spangdahlem - 01/31: 6 p.m.

Together with the Host Nation Council Spangdahlem and the German American Frinedship Bitburg and Spangdahlem we host our next German American Stammtisch Spangdahlem on Friday, January 31, 6 pm at the Restaurant Altes Pfarrhaus in Auw an der Kyll. With the Stammtisch we want to foster the German American friendship in the area by providing a recurring forum to make an exchange easier. Here, Americans and locals can meet and get to know each other.

Everyone is welcome! Just swing by, meet nice people and make new friends!

German American Stammtisch Ramstein - 02/04: 6.30 pm

We host our next German American Stammtisch Ramstein on February 4, 6.30 pm at the Restaurant Die Bühne-Backstage in Ramstein with the friendly support from local volunteers.

The Stammtisch aims at facilitating 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

  • 02/08: Children's Carnival

    Jettenbach: Events

    Kinderfasching

    Austraße 27

    66887 Jettenbach

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    Time 

    2.11 - 5.11 p.m.

  • 04/25-26: Trade Fair in Landstuhl

    Landstuhl: Events

    Sickingenmesse

    City Center

    66849 Landstuhl

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    Short description

    The “Fördergemeinschaft Sickingenstadt Landstuhl e.V.” hosts together with “Werbering Ramstein” the popular “Sickingenmesse”: an attractive, affordable and profitable presentation platform, which is unique in the region.

  • 02/15: Guided City Tour of Otterberg in English

    Otterberg: Events

    Stadtführung Otterberg

    Kirchstraße 10

    67697 Otterberg

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    Time

    11 a.m.

    Short description

    In the course of the year 2020, the community offers guided tours of the abbey church and the ancient city of Otterberg in English to familiarize American families with the history of the area. Please note that a firm registration is necessary in order to participate.

    Price: 5,00 € adults, 2,50 € children under 14 years old.

    Meeting point: Main entrance of the church Kirchstr. 10, 67697 Otterberg

    Registration:
    Tourist-Information
    Phone: 06301 607-800
    Email: tourist-info(at)otterbach-otterberg.de

  • 02/16: Children's Carnival

    Reichenbach-Steegen: Events

    Kinderfasching

    Albersbacher Str. 3B

    66879 Reichenbach-Steegen

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    Time

    2.11 p.m.

  • 02/20: Carnival Party

    Ramstein-Miesenbach: Events

    Carnival Party

    Am Neuen Markt 4

    66877 Ramstein

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    Time

    8.11 p.m.

    Short description

    The Congress Center Ramstein hosts a big carnival party. Good mood is guaranteed by the regionally well-known party band “Habachtaler”. The popular percussion band “Phoenixkrechzer e.V.” performs again this year. Food and drinks as well as cocktails are available. The event starts at 8.11 p.m. Dress up in a costume and celebrate with the locals! Admission: € 8 advance sale/ € 10 at the door. For ticket reservations visit the box office or call at 06371-592220.

  • 02/22: 11th Intercultural Breakfast in Ramstein

    Ramstein-Miesenbach: Events

    11th Intercultural Breakfast in Ramstein

    Am Neuen Markt 4

    66877 Ramstein-Miesenbach

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    Time

    9 - 11.30 a.m.

    Short description

    The Ramstein Youth Office organizes an “Intercultural Breakfast”. Families and individuals, no matter from which country, are cordially invited to join this intercultural meeting, in order to have breakfast together and to get to know each other. Games are offered for children and there will be a varied stage program. Registration is required. Further information: 06371-466742.

  • 02/23: Children's Carnival

    Otterberg: Events

    Kinderfasching

    Stadthalle

    67697 Otterberg

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    Time

    2.11 p.m.

    Short description

    Let's go to the children's carnival in the city hall in Otterberg!

    Contact information

    Email: post(at)tv-otterberg.de

  • 02/25: Ramstein Carnival Parade

    Ramstein-Miesenbach: Events

    Ramstein Carnival Parade

    City center

    66877 Ramstein

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    Time

    2.11 p.m.

    Short description

    The big Westrich Carnival Parade is the highlight of the annual carnival season in the region. Thousands of visitors line the streets when the colorful floats, dance groups in their costumes, and marching bands including the USAFE Band parade through the center of Ramstein.

  • 03/08: Guided City Tour of Otterberg in English

    Otterberg: Events

    Stadtführung Otterberg

    Kirchstraße 10

    67697 Otterberg

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    Time

    4.30 p.m.

    Short description

    In the course of the year 2020, the community offers guided tours of the abbey church and the ancient city of Otterberg in English to familiarize American families with the history of the area. Please note that a firm registration is necessary in order to participate.

    Price: 5,00 € adults, 2,50 € children under 14 years old.

    Meeting point: Main entrance of the church Kirchstr. 10, 67697 Otterberg

    Registration:
    Tourist-Information
    Phone: 06301 607-800
    Email: tourist-info(at)otterbach-otterberg.de

  • 03/29: Hinkelstein Hiking Marathon

    Otterberg: Events

    Hinkelstein Wandermarathon

    Stadthalle

    67697 Otterberg

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    Time

    11 a.m.

    Registration form

    Short description

    The marathon takes place on the certified “Hinkelstein“ hiking trail. Participants will have to master 42 km in length and 500 meters in altitude. The route leads along untouched forest trails, fields and past historical boundary stones, quaint ponds, charming landscapes and breathtaking views such as the Donnersberg mountain. Besides the marathon distance a half marathon of 22.5 km will be offered as well.

    Contact information

    Email: tourist-info@otterbach-otterberg.de

  • 04/10: Easter Hiking

    Otterberg: Events

    Osterwanderung

    Schulstraße 2

    67697 Otterberg

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    Time

    2 p.m.

    Contact information

    Email: post(at)tv-otterberg.de

  • 04/18: Guided City Tour of Otterberg in English

    Otterberg: Events

    Stadtführung Otterberg

    Kirchstraße 10

    67697 Otterberg

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    Time

    4.30 p.m.

    Short description

    In the course of the year 2020, the community offers guided tours of the abbey church and the ancient city of Otterberg in English to familiarize American families with the history of the area. Please note that a firm registration is necessary in order to participate.

    Price: 5,00 € adults, 2,50 € children under 14 years old.

    Meeting point: Main entrance of the church Kirchstr. 10, 67697 Otterberg

    Registration:
    Tourist-Information
    Phone: 06301 607-800
    Email: tourist-info(at)otterbach-otterberg.de

  • 04/26: Garden-Art-Enjoyment

    Otterberg: Events

    Garten-Kunst-Genuss

    Hauptstraße 64

    67697 Otterberg

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    Time

    10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Contact information

    Email: reiner.lapport(at)web.de

  • 05/03: Culinary Hiking Tour with Panoramic Views

    Glan-Münchweiler: Events

    Kulinarische Wanderung 

    Villages in the Glan-Münchweiler Region

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    Time

    10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Short description

    May 3 is the day when the 10th culinary hiking tour with panoramic views takes place in the Holiday Region Lake Ohmbach/Glan Valley. Along the well-signposted trails participants can enjoy culinary highlights from the Palatinate region and “Pfälzer Bergland”. Various restaurants and special events will invite hikers to stop over and take a rest. You can find more details and the course of the trails here

    Contact information

    Verbandsgemeinde Oberes Glantal

    Phone: 06373-5040

    WEB

    Email:poststelle@vgog.de

  • 05/01-04: Sickingen May Market

    Landstuhl: Events

    Sickingen Maimarkt

    Von-Richthofen-Straße 11

    66849 Landstuhl

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    Short description

    Every day the Sickingen May Market offers a diversified program for all visitors of the fairground. Amusement rides, as well as raffles, snack bars and various culinary enjoyments, stuff market at the Lothar-Sander-Platz (in front of the Stadthalle) and more, awaits the guests from near and far.

  • 05/09: Herbs Market

    Baumholder: Events

    Kräutermarkt

    Hauptstraße 10

    55774 Baumholder

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    Time

    9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Short description

    Everything about herbs! The market vendors offer herbs in all variants. Whether fresh, dried, in vinegar, oil, alcohol, in cheese or sausage, the processing of the herbs is versatile. Also garden decorations, baskets and handicrafts are offered by over 30 market vendors. As always, the culinary well-being will be taken care of. A children's program is planned for the small market visitors. It's worth a visit! More information here

  • 05/08-10: Castle Adventure Days

    Landstuhl: Events

    Burgerlebnistage

    Burg Nanstein

    66849 Landstuhl

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    Short description

    Join the great atmosphere at the Castle Nanstein and relive the medieval life. The legendary Castle Adventure Days start with the memorial for the last chevalier “Franz von Sickingen” and guarantee an extensive program with good food, music and lots of fun!

    Contact information

    Phone: 06371 1300012

    Email: tourismus(at)vglandstuhl.de

  • 05/16: Spring Ball

    Ramstein-Miesenbach: Events

    Spring Ball

    Am Neuen Markt 4

    66877 Ramstein

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    Time

    7.30 p.m.

    Short description

    The traditional spring ball of the Ramstein competitive dance club is an opportunity for everyone to take to the floor. Diverse entertainment including exhibition dancing promises a colorful and exciting evening.

  • 05/17: International Museum Day

    Baumholder: Events

    Internationaler Museumstag

    Hauptstraße 15

    55774 Baumholder

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    Free Admission to the museum "Goldener Engel" in Baumholder!

  • 05/16-17: Roadrunner Friendship Walk - Volksmarching

    Ramstein-Miesenbach: Events

    Roadrunner Friendship Walk - Volksmarching

    Schernauer Straße 31

    66877 Ramstein-Miesenbach

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    Time

    7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Short description

    The Ramstein Roadrunners Volkssport Club hosts their annual spring walk with a choice of 5 km, 10 km, 15 km and 20 km trails. This year the 50th anniversary of the hiking association DVV Rheinland-Pfalz will be celebrated with a German-American Friendship Fair. On this occasion a marathon distance, a 50 km trail and triathlon (hiking, biking, swimming) will be offered as well.