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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

Guided City Tour of Otterberg in English - 03/11: 5.30 pm

Join us for an English-language guided tour of the historic city center in Otterberg for fellow American citizens. The tour includes in-depth remarks about the church, historic buildings, the old city wall, the town hall, the museum, and more!

The tour lasts about 60 minutes. Afterward, all participants are cordially invited to join us for dinner at a local restaurant and have a chat! The maximum number of participants is fixed at 20 people and spots are filled on a first come first served basis.

ARE YOU INTERESTED? Register via constance@atlantische-akademie.de!

German-American Stammtisch Ramstein - 03/12: 6.30 pm

We host our next meeting of the German-American Stammtisch Ramstein on March 12, 6.30 pm at the Paradox restaurant 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

Brown Bag Luncheon: Taxes in Germany 101 - 03/14: 11 am

You want to start your own home-based business but are unsure what the concrete steps are? You would like to know more about how to pay your taxes in Germany? We're inviting you to an informative talk on taxation in Germany on March 14, where you can ask all your questions and mingle with like-minded business owners. 

Find more details here.

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.

  • 10/25-27: 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.

  • 10/31: 11. 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.

  • 11/11: 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.

  • 11/28: 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.

  • 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.

  • 12/15: 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