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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 Mehlingen - 02/27: 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 - 02/28: 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, February 28, at 6 pm at the Landgasthof Stein-Reiter in Metterich. 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!

German American Stammtisch Ramstein - 03/13: 6.30 pm

We host our next German American Stammtisch Ramstein on March 13, 6.30 pm at the Congress Center Ramstein. As a special activity of the evening, we will be playing ninepins (German style bowling) in the "Kegelbahn" lane downstairs.

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

  • 09/20: English Guided Tour of Nanstein Castle

    Landstuhl: Events

    Burgführung in Englisch

    Burg Nanstein

    66849 Landstuhl

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    Time

    10 - 11.30 a.m.

    Short description

    The certified tourist guide Ulli Heist offers a tour around Nanstein Castle with the motto: “The Last Knight Franz von Sickingen and Nanstein Castle”. Learn something about more than 500 years of history of the castle and hear stories about the last knight Franz von Sickingen. In good weather, visitors have a great view and they can get some additional information about the city (Landstuhl) in the valley.

    Registration is not required. The tour starts at 10 a.m. and lasts approximately 90 minutes. Meeting point for the tour is at the cannon tower of the castle next to the parking lot. Participation fee is € 5 in addition to the admission fee for the castle. Children younger than 16 years are free of charge and have to be accompanied by their parents. Credit cards are not accepted.

    Contact information

    Phone: 06371 1300012

    Email: tourismus(at)vglandstuhl.de

  • 09/19-21: Town Fair & City Run

    Baumholder: Events

    Kirmes in Baumholder mit Stadtlauf

    Kennedyallee

    55774 Baumholder

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    Short description

    Get ready for three days of festivities with giant soccer, city run and live music in the Kennedyallee and at the market place. There will also be an odds and ends market on Monday. More information at www.baumholder.de

  • 09/18-22: Ramstein Fair

    Ramstein-Miesenbach: Events

    Ramstein Fair

    Am Neuen Markt

    66877 Ramstein

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    Short description

    On this September weekend the market square in the center of Ramstein will turn into a fairground with rides and all sorts of booths selling sweets and a wide range of food and beverages. The official start of the hustle and bustle at the fairground will be the tapping of a barrel of beer on Saturday afternoon. Sunday afternoon the traditional raising of the fair pole will take place in front of the museum (Miesenbacher Strasse 1) accompanied by speeches and music.

  • 10/03: Fun Fair Steegen

    Reichenbach-Steegen: Events

    Steejer Kerb

    Hauptstraße 19

    66879 Reichenbach-Steegen

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    Time

    10 a.m.

  • 10/04: Ramstein Farmers' Market

    Ramstein-Miesenbach: Events

    Ramstein Bauernmarkt

    Am Neuen Markt

    66877 Ramstein

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    Time

    10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Short description

    The Ramstein farmers’ market is held around the market square next to the Ramstein town hall. Each year it draws thousands of visitors to the town center eager to sample and buy some of the abundant selection of regional agricultural products. In addition you will find street musicians, rural crafts such as pottery and basket weaving, a tractor exhibition, plus booths providing information on agriculture and forestry. Of course there will be a number of live animals as well. And the shops in downtown Ramstein will be open on Sunday afternoon.

  • 10/03-04: Culinary Beer Hike

    Landstuhl: Events

    Kulinarische Bierwanderung

    Burg Nanstein

    66849 Landstuhl

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    Time

    10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Short description

    Culinary beer hike with watchable views along the hiking trail and a brewer market around Nanstein Castle with several “small and private breweries”. You’ll find a diversified offer of beer specialties and culinary food. This day is accompanied by a musical program.

  • 10/11: Guided City Tour of Otterberg in English

    Otterberg: Events

    Stadtführung Otterberg

    Kirchstraße 10

    67697 Otterberg

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    Time

    4.30 p.m.

    Short description

    In the course of the year 2020, the community offers guided tours of the abbey church and the ancient city of Otterberg in English to familiarize American families with the history of the area. Please note that a firm registration is necessary in order to participate.

    Price: 5,00 € adults, 2,50 € children under 14 years old.

    Meeting point: Main entrance of the church Kirchstr. 10, 67697 Otterberg

    Registration:
    Tourist-Information
    Phone: 06301 607-800
    Email: tourist-info(at)otterbach-otterberg.de

  • 10/11: Procession Harvest Festival

    Baumholder: Events

    Erntedankfest mit Erntedankumzug Rückweiler

    Hauptstraße 22

    55776 Rückweiler

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    Time

    1.30 p.m.

  • 10/17-18: Camp Canis X

    Baumholder: Events

    Camp Canis X

    Ringstraße

    55774 Baumholder

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    Short description

    Crossrun through the woods aof Baumholder for dogowners. The event will bring adventure, fun and a good connection to your dog. Information and ticketing under www.campcanis.de/

  • 10/23-25: 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 7:30 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!

  • 10/25: 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 for Sunday shopping, food and beverages will be offered.

  • 10/24-26: Fun Fair Albersbach

    Reichenbach-Steegen: Events

    Kerwe Albersbach

    Albersbacher Str. 3b

    66879 Reichenbach-Steegen

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  • 11/21: Guided City Tour of Otterberg in English

    Otterberg: Events

    Stadtführung Otterberg

    Kirchstraße 10

    67697 Otterberg

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    Time

    11 a.m.

    Short description

    In the course of the year 2020, the community offers guided tours of the abbey church and the ancient city of Otterberg in English to familiarize American families with the history of the area. Please note that a firm registration is necessary in order to participate.

    Price: 5,00 € adults, 2,50 € children under 14 years old.

    Meeting point: Main entrance of the church Kirchstr. 10, 67697 Otterberg

    Registration:
    Tourist-Information
    Phone: 06301 607-800
    Email: tourist-info(at)otterbach-otterberg.de

  • 11/21: Japanese Night

    Otterbach: Events

    Japanische Nacht

    Ziegelhütterstraße 12

    67731 Otterbach

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    Time

    6 p.m.

    Short description

    As every year, the members of the club Zen-Bogyo-Do e.V. Otterbach will lead through the evening with a show program that is worth seeing and which familiarizes the audience with the martial art of Jiu Jitsu. Admission to the event is free. Food and drinks will be provided.

  • 11/21-22: 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 - 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.

  • 11/25: Odds and Ends Market

    Ramstein-Miesenbach: Events

    Krammarkt

    Am Marktplatz

    66877 Miesenbach

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    Time

    All day

    Short description

    Vendors will be selling herbs and spices, textiles, leather purses, Christmas decoration and gifts, accessories and much more. Kids can enjoy the carrousel while their parents enjoy the nice atmosphere with musical entertainment, food and drinks in the heated tent.

  • 11/26: Thanksgiving Roadrunner Turkey Trot - Volksmarching

    Ramstein-Miesenbach: Events

    Thanksgiving Roadrunner Turkey Trot - Volksmarching

    Am Kiefernkopf 12 - Mehrzweckhalle

    66877 Miesenbach

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    Time

    9 a.m. - 4 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.

  • 11/28-29: Castle Christmas Market

    Manderscheid: Events

    Manderscheider Burgenweihnacht

    Niedermanderscheider Str. 2

    54531 Manderscheid

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    Contact Information

    Phone: 06572 737

    Email: niederburg-manderscheid(at)gmx.de

    Time

    Sat: 2–10 p.m., Sun: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

    Short Description

    Enjoy a traditional Christmas market with a unique setting at the Niederburg Castle. Besides warming beverages and food, there will be a crafts market. Free admission!

  • 11/28-29: St. Andreas Market & Cultural Christmas Market

    Landstuhl: Events

    St. Andreas Markt & Weihnachtsmarkt

    Stadthalle

    66849 Landstuhl

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    Short description

    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.

    Contact information

    Phone: 06371 1300012

    Email: tourismus(at)vglandstuhl.de

  • 12/05: Guided City Tour of Otterberg in English

    Otterberg: Events

    Stadtführung Otterberg

    Kirchstraße 10

    67697 Otterberg

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    Time

    11 a.m.

    Short description

    In the course of the year 2020, the community offers guided tours of the abbey church and the ancient city of Otterberg in English to familiarize American families with the history of the area. Please note that a firm registration is necessary in order to participate.

    Price: 5,00 € adults, 2,50 € children under 14 years old.

    Meeting point: Main entrance of the church Kirchstr. 10, 67697 Otterberg

    Registration:
    Tourist-Information
    Phone: 06301 607-800
    Email: tourist-info(at)otterbach-otterberg.de