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.


Upcoming Events
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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Membership News

For the past five years, Eva Schott has graciously hosted the Trachten sale booth in the main hall during our Oktoberfest. It is great to see a young ladies try on one of the Dirndl at the sale and it fits; enabling another person to wear the dress and help extend our culture. All sales at the booth go directly back to the club and to date the booth has collected and donated over $5,000. This year, she is looking for more items to sell at her Dirndl booth, especially men’s clothing as it is always asked for. She has already collected shoes, aprons, hats and of course Dirndls, but can always use more. Please contact Eva directly if you are able to make a donation: 513 378 6066. Thank you!

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

The deadline for the fall edition of Der Adler will be Friday, September 23. Please send all information about upcoming Schwaben events, German community events etc. to Joe T. Ludwig at Joe will need information about Weinlesetanz, Annual Planning Meeting, Christmas Concert, Member’s Christmas Party, New Year’s Eve Dance and any other Donauschwaben Events or news between November 2016 and January 2017.

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.