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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:

All upcoming community events

  • 12/05-06: Christmas Market

    Reichenbach-Steegen: Events


    Hauptstraße 19

    66879 Reichenbach-Steegen


  • 12/05-06: Christmas Market

    Baumholder: Events



    55774 Baumholder



    Friday: 5 - 7 p.m.

    Saturday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Short description

    Traditional Christmas market in downtown area Baumholder. Many Christmas decorated wooden booths adorn the square in front of the pharmacy and in Kennedyallee. A children's railway invites the small market visitors to ride along. Santa Claus hands out sweets and small coupons that can be redeemed in various shops. More about the market can be found on

  • 12/04-06: Cinnamon and Waffle Market

    Ramstein-Miesenbach: Events

    Zimt und Waffelmarkt

    Am Neuen Markt

    66877 Ramstein



    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”.

  • 12/06: 48th German-American Christmas Concert

    Ramstein-Miesenbach: Events

    47th German-American Christmas Concert

    Am Neuen Markt 4

    66877 Ramstein



    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 number 06371-592220.

    Ticket reservation at the ticket office in the "Congress Center Ramstein"

    Phone: 06371 592220

  • 12/11-14: Christmas Market

    Landstuhl: Events



    66849 Landstuhl


    Short description

    This year again, the place in front of the civic center turns into a Christmas market for four days. Festive articles and culinary specialties are offered at several booths. Musical stage entertainment arranged by groups and choirs from the city of Landstuhl and surrounding civics will complete the little Christmas market.

    Contact information

    Phone: 06371 1300012

    Email: tourismus(at)

  • 12/31: New Year's Eve Road Race

    Kottweiler-Schwanden: Events

    Internationaler Silvester-Straßenlauf Kottweiler-Schwanden

    Reichenbacherstr. 66

    66879 Kottweiler-Schwanden



    2 p.m.

    Short description

    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.