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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 Mehlingen - 10/24: 6 p.m.

The state initiative “Welcome to Rheinland-Pfalz!” and the town of Mehlingen host the “German American Stammtisch Mehlingen” at 6.00 pm at the restaurant Hof Reitstube. 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.

Are you interested? Come out and chat with nice people at this family friendly event! Free admission, family friendly event. 

German American Stammtisch Spangdahlem - 10/27: 6 p.m.

Together with the Host Nation Council Spangdahlem and our wonderful volunteer Karin, we're kicking off our German American Stammtisch Spangdahlem on Sunday, October 27, 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.

Swing by, meet nice people and make new friends!

German American Stammtisch Ramstein - 11/05: 6.30 pm

We host our next meeting of the German American Stammtisch Ramstein on November 5, 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

  • 10/19-20: Oktoberfest Spangdahlem

    Spangdahlem: Events

    Oktoberfest

    Hauptstraße 60

    54529 Spangdahlem

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    The music association Spangdahlem hosts an entertaining Oktoberfest with Bavarian music, entertainment, coffee & cake, a kids corner, and much more in the community hall in Spangdahlem.

  • 10/18-22: Funfair in Hütschenhausen

    Hütschenhausen: Events

    Kerwe Hütschenhausen

    Hauptstr. 74a

    66882 Hütschenhausen

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  • 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 starting at 8:00 p.m. 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!

  • 10/26-27: Wendelinus Market

    Ramstein-Miesenbach: Events

    Wendelinus Market

    Am Neuen Markt

    66877 Ramstein

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    Time

    11 a.m.

    Short description

    The Wendelinusmarket in Ramstein looks back on a tradition of more than 300 years. It started out as a “Thanksgiving” fair in honor of St. Wendelinus. Nowadays about 100 booths fill the entire town center on that occasion. The local stores will also be open on Saturday and Sunday, and food and beverages will be offered.

  • 10/27: Autumn Fest

    Steinwenden: Events

    Herbstfest

    TBD

     

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    Time

    6 p.m.

    Host

    OGV Weltersbach

  • 10/31: Halloween Party

    Hütschenhausen: Events

    Halloweenparty

    Am Heidenhübel 2

    66882 Hütschenhausen

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    Time

    8 p.m.

  • 10/31: Halloween Party

    Otterbach: Events

    11. Halloween Fest

    Hauptstraße 8

    67731 Otterbach

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    Time

    5 p.m. - 12 a.m.

  • 11/09: Saint Martin's Parade

    Herforst: Events

    Martinszug

    Sponsor: Volunteer Firefighters

  • 11/10: Saint Martin's Day

    Spangdahlem: Events

    Martinsumzug

    Schulstraße 30

    54529 Spangdahlem

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    Short description

    Come out and celebrate St. Martin's Day with the community. In the past years, there was always a bonfire and a procession with children carrying their (self-made) paper lanterns.

  • 11/10: St. Martin's Parade

    Steinwenden: Events

    Martinszug

    Kirchenstraße 4

    66879 Steinwenden

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    Time

    5 p.m.

    Host

    Kolping family

  • 11/11: Saint Martin's Parade

    Hütschenhausen: Events

    St.-Martins-Umzug

    Kirchenstraße 23

    66882 Hütschenhausen

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    Time

    5.30 p.m.

  • 11/11: St. Martin Parade

    Eulenbis: Events

    Laternenumzug an Sankt Martin

    Hauptstraße 8

    67685 Eulenbis

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    Time

    6 p.m.

  • 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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  • 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.