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.


It’s once again time to start planning for the 2016 Landestreffen which will be graciously hosted by our friends at the American Aid Society of German Descendants in Chicago, Illinois. We plan to leave early on Saturday, September 3 and return late on Monday, September 5. All dance groups are invited to perform. We will stay two nights at the Comfort Suites Grayslake, about a 15 minute drive from the club. Costs are estimated to be $109 (one King) or $119 (two Queen) per night plus tax. The Comfort Suites offers a complimentary breakfast buffet each morning, and indoor pool, wi-fi, exercise room etc. Bus costs are to be determined. Admission into the park is $15 per person. Please contact Lori Prugel-Decher as soon as possible at 245-9450 or to let her know if you will be attending.

Upcoming Events
Oktoberfest | September 30th – Oktober 2nd

CincOkt16bannerinnati’s Oktoberfest season is about to begin.  Come join us September 30th through Oktober 2nd.  We have added a full menu of Oktoberfest information at the top of the web page this year.  Information and Event scheduling is still being established.  Check back with us and follow us on Facebook as information will be updated regularly.  If you wish to save or print the official 2016 Oktoberfest flyer, simply click on the image.



Shop with Friends | Sunday, Oktober 30th | 10 am to 4 pm

shopwFriends2016The Youth Group will once again sponsor the Shop With Friends event.  This event will host vendors and crafters who will offer gifts and crafts that can be used as gifts for the upcoming Holidays.Anyone know of any crafters or vendors who are looking for an event to participate in? Well they are in luck! On October 30th from 10-4 at the Cincinnati Donauschwaben Society is hosting Shop with Friends at Donauschwaben and they are looking for crafters and vendors who will offer “cash and carry items”. If you know someone who would be interested please share this post with them or have them contact Debi at #shopwithfriendsatdonauschwaben






Schwaben Sausage Making | November 4th – 5th | Pickup November 6th

November 2016 Order Form

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Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @CincyDonau and like on Facebook. We will be live tweeting during the festival using #schwabenfest.

Membership News


The 2016 membership book is now ready. If you had your family picture taken and do not have your copy yet, please contact Linda Igel 741-4228 or to arrange to pick up your copy.

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

The deadline for the Summer 2016 edition of Der Adler will be Friday, July 8. Please send all information about upcoming Schwaben events, German community events etc. to Joe T. Ludwig at Joe will need information about Schwaben Day, Oktoberfest, Kirchweih and any other Donauschwaben events, news or announcements between August and October 2016.

Please do your best to honor this deadline. Make sure to contact Joe directly for all requests as he does not monitor the Donauschwaben Gmail account. The approximate publishing date for the Summer 2016 edition will be August 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.