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.


Dirndl/Trachtenball | Saturday May 13th | 6:30 to 11:30

Celebrate culture and tradition with the Cincinnati Donauschwaben Trachtengruppe on Saturday, May 13, 2017.  Enjoy a special dance performance by our Trachtengruppe.  The evening also includes a group performance that includes the Trachtengruppe, Schuhplattlers, Youth Group and Middle group. This is an event that celebrates both the past and the future.  Music throughout the evening will be provided by the “Rheingold Band”.  Guests are encouraged to wear Tracht or German attire to add to the festivities.

Dinner will be served beginning at 6:30 p.m. and ending at 7:30 p.m.

Dinner Menu:

  • Chicken Cordon Bleu
  • Mashed Potatoes + Gravy
  • Mixed Veggies
  • Tossed Salad
  • Bread & Butter
  • Dessert

Dance admission will be $9.00 (reservations please)  To make reservations please call our hot line-385-2098 option 3.Hope to see you there.



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Membership News

The membership would like to extend a thank you to Linda Igel for all her work on the club directory. It has already been a great help for connecting with our club members— THANK YOU!

Calling all Donauschwaben Members! Come out every third Saturday of the month to help out at our monthly work days. There are many projects that need to be done and we need all the help we can get. Please consider coming out for a few hours to support and improve your club. Lunch will be provided. For more information please contact Adam Hary at 513-923-4548 (home) 513-604-3816 (cell) or email him at You can also contact Dave Brabender at

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 Winter 2016 edition will be November 1, 2016.

The women’s club will be publishing a new cookbook that will debut in time for Schwaben Day and Labor Day Events in 2017. The focus of this cookbook will be to highlight the amazing and varied cooking traditions of the Donauschwaben. We need your help in providing traditional recipes. We are looking for any recipes but especially vegetables, salads, soups, sauces, breads noodles, dumplings, entrees, totes, strudel, cookies, and schnitten. Email your contributions or questions to Debi Tullius at

If you are interested in subscribing to the digital edition of Der Adler, please contact Joe T. Ludwig at The digital edition features more content and more pictures—all in color.