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 that time of year again for membership dues to be paid. These dues are for 2017 and should be received by the end of March. Please reach out to Nick Abt, to arrange payment.  Nick’s email address is  If you prefer written correspondence, please send to:

Nick Abt
5397 Rapid Run Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45238


Spring Show 2017 | Thursday March 23rd | 5:30 to 7:30

Mit Musik in den Frühling.  Join us for a pork chop dinner with mashed potatoes, vegetables, salad and a roll.  Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 7:30 for $10.  If you wish to only join us for the show.  The show will begin at 7:30 for $17.  The cost for both is $27.  For reservations contact Helmut Wolfram: call 513-451-6452 or email


Easter Party | Sunday April 9th | 2:00 pm

Our Children Groups will be performing.  The Easter bunny will be visiting.  We will have an Easter egg hunt.

Easter Dinner will consist of Carved Ham and Chicken buffet with all trimmings plus desserts

Adults $8.00  Children $4.00

Please E-mail Helen Hary at or call 513-923-4548.  Reservations for dinner only.

Invite your family members to come!



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 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.