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.

Membership News


Annual Membership Dues

Annual membership dues are due no later than March 1, 2016. Please make checks payable to the Verein der Donauschwaben. Dues are $35 per family. Reminder: Youth Group members whose dues are not current by March 1, 2016 will not be able to participate in our 2016 Strauss Ball. If you have any questions, please contact Nick Abt. You can pay off your dues at our monthly member’s meeting or you can send a check to:

Nick Abt
5397 Rapid Run Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45238
T: 513-356-6851

Youth Group Fish Fry

The Youth Group will be hosting a fish fry before the February and March member’s meeting this year. The menu will be Lent-friendly and includes a variation of breaded fish, baked fish, spaghetti, garlic bread, mac and cheese, baked potato, bread, and salad. Dinner starts at 6:30 and goes until 7:30. Thank you for supporting the Youth Group.

Volunteers Needed

The German Show Committee is looking for a couple of volunteers to help with hall set-up and decoration for the Spring and Christmas German shows. It would be a two hour commitment early on a Wednesday evening, twice a year, once in April and once in December. Anyone who is interested in helping out, please contact Helmut Wolfram at or 513-451-6452.

Der Adler Deadline

The deadline for the Spring 2016 edition of Der Adler will be Monday, April 4. Please send all information about upcoming Schwaben events, German community events etc. to Joe T.Ludwig at Joe will need information about the Dirndl/Trachten Ball, Schwabenfest, Gulasch Dinner and any other Donauschwaben events, news or announcements between May and July 2016. Please do your best to honor this deadline. Make sure to contact him directly for all requests as he does not monitor the Donauschwaben gmail account. The approximate publishing date for the Spring 2016 edition will be May 1, 2016.

Upcoming Events


Annual Dinner Dance and Fundraiser for St. Francis Seraph | Saturday, February 6 | 6:30 to 11:30 PM

Want to enjoy a great meal and great music with great friends while helping to support an incredibly worthy cause? Then the Cincinnati Donauschwaben Society invites you to our Annual Dinner Dance on Saturday, February 7 from 6:30 until 11:30 (reservations are required). This popular event is partnering for a second year with St. Francis Seraph, one of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s eight inner-city schools that are focused on helping poor families give their children, regardless of religious affiliation, a strong education in order to help break the cycle of poverty.

This year’s fundraiser is titled “Let’s Fill the Bus”. The school estimates that it costs $10 per child for one field trip. In a community in which 91%+ of the families are at or below the federal poverty line, there are limited dollars available for school-sponsored field trips. So what happens? The school typically forgoes field trips and the benefits that these out of school experiences can have. Our goal is to raise $1000, enough money to send each child in grades 1-4 on one field trip. So how can our guests help? While donations of any amount are welcome, donate $5 or more at the door and receive a free drink ticket, good for one draft beer or soft drink. In addition, you will be entered into a drawing for a $100 VISA gift card that will be held that night.

The doors and cash bar open at 5:30 and dinner runs from 6:30 to 7:30. Dinner includes a big piece of breaded schnitzel (pork), mashed potatoes, green beans, red cabbage, bread, and dessert. Dinner is a sit-down affair and is served to you by our own Youth Group members. During dinner, we have an open wine bar, with the wine actually delivered to you at your table throughout the meal. We do not hire an outside catering firm for this dance; instead, this authentic German meal is prepared hours before the dinner begins by members of the dance committee.

After dinner enjoy music from the Rheingold Band from Louisville. The cost of the dinner and the dance (including an open wine bar during dinner) is $18. Dance only is $8. So get with your favorite Valentine, find a few friends, and join us for a wonderful evening of food, friends, dancing as well as a unique opportunity to help St. Francis Seraph.

To make your reservation today call the club reservation line at 385-2098 (select option 3). You can also make reservations via e-mail at When making your reservations, please include your name, how many people are in your party and for larger parties, it would help us if you could let us know who is included in your reservation. Remember, due to our new round table setup in the main hall, we can only accommodate 10 people per table.

4th Annual Beer and Wine Tasting

The 4th Annual Donauschwaben Beer & Wine Tasting event will be held on Saturday, February 27. This year the beer and wine tasting theme will be “around the world”. Enjoy the fun, music, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, and drinks. Bring your friends and enjoy some German
Gemütlichkeit! This year dinner will be offered from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. The entry price includes 10 tastes (beer, wine or a combination) in addition to hors d’oeuvres. The event will also include music, stein shuffle, barrel of beer raffle, a silent auction and a cash bar. If you make reservations between now and Tuesday, February 16 tickets will cost $30 per person or $200 for a table of eight. If you make reservations between Wednesday, February 17 and Friday, February 26 tickets will cost $35 per person or $240 for a table of 8 (if available).
Dinner will be available for an extra $10 per person. Make your reservations as soon as possible because seating is limited. Participating guests must be 21 years or older. For reservations call Lori Decher at (513)-245-9450 or email her at

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