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!
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
12/07: Children's Christmas Market
From 2 p.m.
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.
12/06-08: Ramstein Christmas Market
Cinnamon and Waffle Market
Am Neuen Markt
Friday 6 p.m.
Saturday 3 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.
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
47th German-American Christmas Concert
Am Neuen Markt 4
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
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
Modellbahnausstellung am dritten Advent
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
12/14: Christmas Market in Katzenbach
12/14: Christmas Market Weltersbach
Christmas Market Weltersbach
Community of Steinwenden
All proceeds from the market are used for a good cause.
12/15: Christmas Bakery Camp & Most Beautiful Christmas Tree of Baumholder
Weihnachtsbäckerei Camp; Schönster Weihnachtsbaum Baumholders
10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
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
Katzenbacher Straße 22
12/15: Baked Apple Market
Untere Pfeifermühle 2
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. with live music
11/30, 12/07,14,21: Advent Market
4.30 - 9 p.m.
Experience the Christmas atmosphere between the festively decorated stalls of the Advent market on all Advent Saturdays on the church square, right in front of the monumental, medieval abbey church.
In addition to beautiful Christmas presents numerous culinary delights are offered. Potato pancakes with salmon or, if you like it sweet, with apple compote, waffles with Christmas spices are just as on offer as hearty treats. In addition to pizza and giant bratwursts, you will also find warming mulled wine, punch, cocktails and much more.
12/23: Carol singing
Weihnachtliche Klänge am Weihnachtsbaum
66887 Neunkirchen am Potzberg
12/31: Glühwein sale – New Years Run
Glühweinstand - Silvesterlauf
12/31: New Year's Eve Road Race
Internationaler Silvester-Straßenlauf Kottweiler-Schwanden
Every year in the afternoon of New Year’s Eve the Kottweiler-Schwanden sports club holds its traditional New Year’s Eve Run. Starting point for the 10 km (6.2 miles) race is the Sulzbachhalle. As in previous years several hundred runners are expected in Kottweiler-Schwanden. For a small entry fee runners of all ages can participate in the New Year‘s Eve run.