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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

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)!

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:

All upcoming community events

  • 12/15: Model Railroad – exhibition and trade

    Eulenbis: Events

    Modellbahnausstellung am dritten Advent

    Hauptstraße 8

    67685 Eulenbis



    11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • 12/14: Christmas Market in Katzenbach

    Hütschenhausen: Events

    Weihnachtsmarkt Katzenbach

    Brunnenstr. 22

    66882 Hütschenhausen



    4 p.m.

  • 12/14: Christmas Market Weltersbach

    Steinwenden: Events

    Christmas Market Weltersbach

    Hauptstr. 35

    66879 Steinwenden



    5 p.m.


    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

    Baumholder: Events

    Weihnachtsbäckerei Camp; Schönster Weihnachtsbaum Baumholders


    55774 Baumholder



    10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

    Short description

    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

    Niedermohr: Events

    Weihnachtsmarkt Schrollbach

    Katzenbacher Straße 22

    66879 Niedermohr



    3 pm

  • 12/15: Baked Apple Market

    Eulenbis: Events

    Hotel Pfeifermühle

    Untere Pfeifermühle 2

    67685 Eulenbis 




    1 p.m. - 5 p.m. with live music 

  • 12/23: Carol singing

    Neunkirchen am Potzberg: Events

    Weihnachtliche Klänge am Weihnachtsbaum


    66887 Neunkirchen am Potzberg



    6 pm

  • 12/31: Glühwein sale – New Years Run

    Steinwenden: Events

    Glühweinstand - Silvesterlauf


    66879 Steinwenden



    1 p.m.


    Sportverein Steinwenden

  • 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.