Welcome to the Cincinnati Donauschwaben Society’s website, home of Cincinnati’s most authentic Oktoberfest and famous German dancers. If you are interested in renting one of our facilities please see our hall rental website. For reservations for our upcoming dances please call (513)-385-2098 and select option 3.


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If you recently moved, please stay in touch and let our Membership Chair, Nick Abt know. You can contact him via email at

Der Adler Deadline | December 28

The deadline for the Winter 2015 edition of Der Adler will be Sunday, December 28. Please send all information about upcoming Schwaben events, German community events etc. to Joe T. Ludwig at Joe will need information about Dinner Dance, Beer/Wine Tasting, Strauss Ball, Spring Concert, Wedding Expo, Member’s Easter Party, the Landesverband Meetings and any other Donauschwaben Events or news between February and April 2015.

Please do what you can to meet this deadline. The printer needs at least 1 week to print the newsletters and it will save the editor a lot of time if he doesn’t have to hunt down information.

Schwaben Sausage

The Donauschwaben Youth Group is once again preparing homemade sausage. They will be selling three varieties: regular, spicy, and smoked sausage. Original flavor and spicy flavor is $6 per pound while smoked versions of both flavors are available for $7 per pound.

To order, download the Sausage Order and mail it in to the address listed or email it to Lori Decher at There is no guarantee that orders placed after JANUARY 6 will be honored. Sausage pick-up will be at the Donauschwaben Society on January 25 from 4 to 6 PM. Proceeds from this event will help offset the group’s upcoming travel costs–including the costs of the group’s trip to Los Angeles in 2015.

Upcoming Events

Annual Christmas Concert | December 11 | Dinner 5:30 to 7:30, Show 7:30 PM

On Thursday, December 11, the Cincinnati Donauschwaben Society will be hosting a group of German and Austrian performers for a night of German Christmas music. Join well-known German singers Margret Almer, Raphael, and the Allgauer Bergvagabunden for a festive evening at the Cincinnati Donauschwaben. Even if you don’t understand German, you will enjoy the music and Gemuetlichkeit. The second half of the evening features beautiful German Christmas songs.

A goulash dinner with spaetzle will be served from between 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm for $10. The show begins at 7:30 pm for $15.

Friday Night Stein Verein | December 12 | 6 to 10 PM

Forget Friday happy hour at a crowded, over-priced bar! Instead come out and enjoy a few drinks with your Schwaben friends at the Friday Night Stein Verein on Friday, December 12.

Member’s Christmas Party | December 14 | 2 to 6 PM

Come celebrate the Christmas holiday at the annual Donauschwaben Member’s Christmas Party on Sunday, December 14. The party starts at 2:00 PM and features a Christmas show performed by the Middle group and Kleinekinder group, usually made up of a skit, German carols and/or poems. After the show is over there will be a surprise guest and then sandwiches will be served. Guests are asked to bring a dozen or two of cookies to share with other members.

This event is for members only and is NOT open to the public.

For questions, please email Helen Hary at Please include Christmas Party in the subject line.

New Year’s Eve Celebration | December 31 | 9 PM to 1 AM

Come ring in the New Year “Schwaben style” with your friends at the Cincinnati Donauschwaben Society on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 featuring live music from Cincinnati’s own Alpen Echos.

For only $25 enjoy live music and an all-you-can eat appetizer/sandwich buffet and desert. Our doors will open at 8:00 PM and the music will begin an hour later at 9:00.

Reservations are required! Make sure to make your reservations early because seating is limited. For reservations please call 513 385 2098. Make sure to select option 3.