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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 Ramstein - 06/11: 6.30 pm

We host our next meeting of the German-American Stammtisch Ramstein on June 11, 6.30 pm at the Legends Family Sports Grill in Kottweiler-Schwanden, Reichenbacher Str. 66C, 66879 Kottweiler-Schwanden, 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

The Forgotten History. American Military Presence after World War I (1919-1923) - 06/14: 6 p.m.

Join us for an insightful lecture in English on June 14, 6 pm at the Congress Center Ramstein by the renowned historian Edward Lengel, Ph.D. What's often overlooked in our transatlantic discussions is that the first long-term encounters between Americans and Germans didn't occur in the course of the military occupation of Germany after WWII but rather already after WWI in 1918/19.

Please sign up for the event via email info(at)atlantische-akademie.de or phone (0631-366100).

Art Exhibit: Communities in Living Color - Running through 06/06

The annual German-American art show showcasing creative and inspiring student works from all over in the Ramstein Town Hall! A variety of art works will be on display, all created by incredibly talented young students from DoDD schools as well as German and international students from local schools in Ramstein-Miesenbach. Paintings, photographs, ceramics-you name it, the creativity of these young artists knows no bounds.

All upcoming community events

  • 09/22: Otterbach Carnival

    Otterbach: Events

    Michaeliskerwe

    Downtown

    67731 Otterbach

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    Time

    1 p.m.

    Short description

    As before, Otterbach celebrates the Michaeliskerwe on the 4th weekend in September.
    The clubs, businesses and citizens have again put together a great program. After the opening on Saturday, 6 pm there will be a cheerful get-together.

    The singing club Otterbach, the music club Otterbach and not to forget the youth group, frame the keg will be tapped on the fairground. The celebration starts after the opening in the tent and on the fairground, where showmen put together a colorful entertainment program for young and old.
    The highlight on Sunday is the Kerwe parade, which leads through the decorated streets. Of course there are also funfair speeches. As you can see, a colorful and rich program invites you to celebrate.

  • 09/20-24: Annual Fair in Reuschbach

    Niedermohr: Events

    Kerwe in Reuschbach

    Ortsstraße 18

    66879 Niedermohr

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    For many German villages it is typical to have annual fairs. These are casual get-togethers where you can spend time with family and friends as well as can meet new people.

    You can have a Bratwurst and a Bier while the kids try out the rides. 

  • 10/04-08: Funfair in Spesbach

    Hütschenhausen: Events

    Kerwe Spesbach

    Am Heidenhübel 2

    66882 Hütschenhausen

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  • 10/11-15: Carnival in Steinwenden

    Steinwenden: Events

    Steinwendener Kerwe

    Marktstraße

    66879 Steinwenden

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    Short description

    Once a year a small carnival is held at the Steinwenden market place.

  • 10/15: Fall festivities

    Baumholder: Events

    Herbstfest

    Hauptstraße 10

    55774 Baumholder

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    Time

    2 - 5 p.m.

  • 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.