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



Click here and return to Lori Prugel-Decher by March 1, 2017 5:00 PM.

5th Annual Beer and Wine Tasting Fundraiser | Saturday February 25th | 6:00 to 11:00

Dinner with Reservations served 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  The fundraising event will take place from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.
The dinner entrée is Chicken Roulade;   the chicken breast is flattened,
filled with Prosciutto, a seasoned stuffing, and spinach, rolled and baked.
The entrée will be served with oven roasted potatoes and vegetables.
Please open the link for your invitation and reservation form.
2017 Tasting Invitation and Reservation.


46th Annual Johann Strauss Ball | Saturday March 11th | 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm

JOIN US, Saturday March, 11, 2017, for an evening reminiscent of a beautiful springtime tradition in Austria. Dressed in long formal gowns and tuxedos, our Straussball dancers will enchant you with a performance set to music written by the famous Austrian composer Johann Strauss. Watch as 19th century Vienna comes to life at the Donauschwaben Society. Dance the night away with music provided by the Alpe’n Zaup’. The music begins at 7:30 and the evening ends at 11:30.

A light sandwich buffet will be provided around 10:00 PM.

*Because of the popularity of this dance, reservations are REQUIRED.

Phone reservations can be made at 385-2098 (select option 3). You can also make reservations via e-mail at Please put Johann Strauss Ball in the subject line. This is one of the Donauschwaben Society’s more popular events so we encourage you to make your reservations as soon as possible. Admission is $15 per person.
Due to our round table layout in the main hall, we can accommodate no more than 10 people per table.


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.