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
Let's Talk! - 03/28: 11 a.m.
Grab the chance and provide your valuable input with regard to the German-American relationship on March 28, 11 a.m., at our office! Tell us about your first-hand experience and help shape the efforts of our statewide program Welcome to Rheinland-Pfalz!. We can exchange views on any matter of interest to you, just swing by for a casual cup of coffee and an insightful brainstorming!
Our office is located in Kaiserslautern, Lauterstr. 2, 3rd floor, room A 302.
German-American Stammtisch Mehlingen - 03/28: 6 p.m.
The state initiative “Welcome to Rheinland-Pfalz!” and the town of Mehlingen host the first German-American Stammtisch Mehlingen at 6 p.m. at the restaurant Hof Reitstube in Mehlingen.
ARE YOU INTERESTED? Send a quick mail to constance(at)atlantische-akademie.de!
German-American Stammtisch Ramstein - 04/02: 6.30 pm
We host our next meeting of the German-American Stammtisch Ramstein on April 2, 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
All upcoming community events
12/15: Model Railroad – exhibition and trade
Modellbahnausstellung am dritten Advent
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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
12/15: Baked Apple Market
Untere Pfeifermühle 2
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. with live music
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.