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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 - 11/22: 6 p.m.

Together with the Host Nation Council Spangdahlem and our wonderful volunteer Karin, we're hosting our next German American Stammtisch Spangdahlem on Friday, November 22, 6 pm at the Ristorante Roma. With this 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!

Let's Talk! - 11/25: 11 a.m.

What was your experience PCSing to Germany? How do you like living in Germany? Did you have problems figuring out the German recycling system? What would you like to talk about?

Grab the chance and provide your input to make it easier for American families settle in the area on November 25, 11 a.m., at the Café Extrablatt in Kaiserslautern! Tell us about your experience and help shape the efforts of our program. We can exchange views on any matter of interest to you, just swing by for a casual cup of coffee and an insightful brainstorming!

German American Stammtisch Ramstein - 12/03: 6.30 pm

We host our next special Christams meeting of the German American Stammtisch Ramstein on December 3, 6.30 pm at the Paradox restaurant 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

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

    Ramstein-Miesenbach: Events

    Pre-Christmas Arts and Crafts Market

    Am Neuen Markt 4

    66877 Ramstein

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    Time

    1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

    Short description

    About 60 crafters and vendors will present their handmade arts and crafts. Coffee, cakes and fresh cinnamon waffles will be offered.

  • 11/17: National Day of Mourning

    Steinwenden: Events

    Volkstrauertag

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    Time

    11 a.m.

    Host

    Community of Steinwenden

  • 11/28: Thanksgiving Roadrunner Turkey Trot - Volksmarching

    Ramstein-Miesenbach: Events

    Thanksgiving Roadrunner Turkey Trot - Volksmarching

    Am Kiefernkopf 12 - Mehrzweckhalle

    66877 Miesenbach

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    Time

    8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Short description

    Each year at Thanksgiving the Ramstein Roadrunners Volkssport Club hosts the traditional turkey trot. Start and finish is the multi-purpose hall in Miesenbach. You have the choice of a 5 and 10 km trail. Admission fee 2 Euro.

  • 11/30: Christmas Market

    Neunkirchen am Potzberg: Events

    Weihnachtsmarkt

    Kirchbergstraße 7

    66887 Neunkirchen am Potzberg

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    Time

    12 p.m.

  • 12/06: Saint Nicholas Shooting

    Steinwenden: Events

    Nikolausschießen

    Bergstr. 5

    66879 Steinwenden

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    Time

    6 p.m.

    Host

    Gun Club Steinwenden

  • 12/07: Nikolaus Market

    Hütschenhausen: Events

    Nikolausmarkt

    Hauptstraße 74a

    66882 Hütschenhausen

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    Start

    3 p.m.

  • 12/07: Christmas Market Obermohr

    Steinwenden: Events

    Christmas Market Obermohr

    Kirchenstr. 4

    66879 Steinwenden

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    Time

    5 p.m.

    Host

    Community of Steinwenden

    Note

    All proceeds from the market are used for a good cause.

  • 12/06-07: Christmas Market

    Baumholder: Events

    Weihnachtsmarkt

    Marktplatz

    55774 Baumholder

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    Time

    Friday: 5 - 7 p.m.

    Saturday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Short description

    Traditional Christmas market in downtown area Baumholder. Many Christmas decorated wooden booths adorn the square in front of the pharmacy and in Kennedyallee. A children's railway invites the small market visitors to ride along. Santa Claus hands out sweets and small coupons that can be redeemed in various shops. More about the market can be found on www.baumholder.de.

  • 12/07: Children's Christmas Market

    Otterberg: Events

    Kinderweihnachtsmarkt

    Kirchplatz

    67697 Otterberg

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    Time

    From 2 p.m.

    Short description

    A special highlight of the Advent market in Otterberg is the children's Christmas market. Designed by children for children, there will be a program that meets the wishes and thoughts of the youngest. Dance and plays alternate with singing and Christmas poems.

    Every visitor is welcome. The crib exhibition in the old townhouse and the museum will be open.

    Contact information

    Email: tourist-info@otterbach-otterberg.de

  • 12/07: Christmas Concert with U.S. Air Force in Europe Concert Band

    Baumholder: Events

    Weihnachtskonzert U.S. Air Force in Europe Concert Band

    Im Brühl 7

    55774 Baumholder

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    Time

    7 - 9 p.m.

  • 12/08: Nikolaus Market

    Spangdahlem: Events

    Nikolausmarkt

    Hauptstraße 60

    54529 Spangdahlem

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    Time

    1 - 6 p.m.

    Short Description

    Pre-Christmas atmosphere with many booths, as well as various singing and music performances.

  • 12/06-08: Ramstein Christmas Market

    Ramstein-Miesenbach: Events

    Cinnamon and Waffle Market

    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 invited to the Christmas market in the center of Ramstein-Miesenbach. During the holiday season the fountain on the market square turns into the largest advent’s wreath in the Pfalz. Grouped around it will be booths offering Glühwein, tasty foods, and Christmas items. Enjoy the holiday spirit and the music presented on the stage in front of the “Congress Center Ramstein”. Free admission!

  • 12/08: 47th German-American Christmas Concert

    Ramstein-Miesenbach: Events

    47th German-American Christmas Concert

    Am Neuen Markt 4

    66877 Ramstein

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    Time

    4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

    Short description

    The German-American Christmas concert featuring the USAFE Band, the Ramstein-Miesenbach men’s choir and the Ramstein-Miesenbach children’s and youth 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”.

    Ticket reservation at the ticket office in the "Congress Center Ramstein"

    Phone: 06371 592220

  • 12/15: Model Railroad – exhibition and trade

    Eulenbis: Events

    Modellbahnausstellung am dritten Advent

    Hauptstraße 8

    67685 Eulenbis

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    Time

    11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • 12/14: Christmas Market in Katzenbach

    Hütschenhausen: Events

    Weihnachtsmarkt Katzenbach

    Brunnenstr. 22

    66882 Hütschenhausen

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    Time

    4 p.m.

  • 12/14: Christmas Market Weltersbach

    Steinwenden: Events

    Christmas Market Weltersbach

    Hauptstr. 35

    66879 Steinwenden

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    Time

    5 p.m.

    Host

    Community of Steinwenden

    Note

    All proceeds from the market are used for a good cause. 

  • 12/15: Christmas Bakery Camp & Most Beautiful Christmas Tree of Baumholder

    Baumholder: Events

    Weihnachtsbäckerei Camp; Schönster Weihnachtsbaum Baumholders

    Weiher

    55774 Baumholder

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    Time

    10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

    Short description

    Children, age 6-14 years can bake cookies in the Christmas bakery (prior registration required). Also the "Most beautiful Christmas tree of Baumholder" is awarded. Food, drinks and Christmas crafts are offered for sale. All this takes place in a beautiful ambience at our Baumholder pond. The DLRG and its sponsoring association are looking forward to welcome you.

  • 12/15: Christmas Market in Schrollbach

    Niedermohr: Events

    Weihnachtsmarkt Schrollbach

    Katzenbacher Straße 22

    66879 Niedermohr

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    Time

    3 pm

  • 12/14-15: Christmas Market

    Otterbach: Events

    Weihnachtsmarkt

    Kirchenstraße 2

    67731 Otterbach

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    Time

    Sat.: 4 - 8 p.m.

    Sun.: from 1 p.m.

    Contact information

    Email: tourist-info@otterbach-otterberg.de

  • 12/15: Baked Apple Market

    Eulenbis: Events

    Hotel Pfeifermühle

    Untere Pfeifermühle 2

    67685 Eulenbis 

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    Time

    1 p.m. - 5 p.m. with live music