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 Spangdahlem - 12/13: 6 p.m.
Together with the Host Nation Council Spangdahlem and the German American Frinedship Bitburg and Spangdahlem we host our next German American Stammtisch Spangdahlem on Friday, December 13, 6 pm at the Christmas Market in Bitburg. Meeting point is the booth of the Lions Club by the Christmas tree. With the 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!
All upcoming community events
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
12/14-15: Christmas Market
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.