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
German American Stammtisch Ramstein - 04/20: 6.30 pm
Join the next get-together of the German-American Stammtisch Ramstein on April 20. The meeting will take place at the restaurant "Da Nino", Am Kiefernkopf 20, 66877 Ramstein.
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, meet new and nice people 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
German American Stammtisch Spangdahlem - 04/22: 6 p.m.
Getting along with your neighbors and having friends has many benefits. Answers to some questions, a support system, active social skills and fun times - for yourself or your family - are only four of the reasons. Getting to know people is not always easy. The German-American Stammtisch is one place where you are invited to meet your neighbors, get to know new people and and have a nice time. Once a month this is possible in the Spangdahlem area. Since 2019 Germans, Americans and others have been meeting up.
The Stammtisch meets at different local restaurans. In April, the meeting will take place in Manderscheid. Germans and Americans can meet old and new neighbors, practice some German or English, and make friends and lasting memories. The event is family-friendly.
Everyone is welcome! Just swing by, meet nice people and make new friends!
All upcoming community events
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.
11/10: St. Martin's Parade
Start: 6.30 p.m.
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