The Danube Swabian Association of Philadelphia and Vicinity serves the local community as a center for German culture, sports, education, and social activities. Formed in 1958, primarily by ethnic German immigrants who came to the United States in the aftermath of World War II, the organization continues to honor and uphold its traditions by promoting the language, music, dance, dress, and customs of the Danube Swabian people.

Upcoming Events



Soup, Sandwiches, and Homemade Desserts


Sunday, January 15, 2017 -- 1:00 p.m.

Please join us for our first event of the new year featuring Soup, Sandwiches, and Homemade Desserts! Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. If you bring a dessert, your lunch is free! For reservations and information, please contact Rose at 215-552-9399.


Soccer Banquet


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Our soccer teams will be having a banquet on Saturday, February 25. Please contact Hans at soccer@danubeswabian.com or 215-768-4108 for more details.


General Membership Meeting


Sunday, February 26, 2017 -- 1:00 p.m.

Please join us for our annual general membership meeting starting at 1:00 p.m. This is an important meeting as we will be electing new officers for the club. All members are welcome!


Suppe und Palatschinken


Friday, March 3, 2017 -- 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Join us for this Lenten meal that includes soup and palatschinken (crepes). Bring your own special filling if you wish. Please call the club at 215-969-9356 for reservations.


Penny Party - Ladies Auxiliary


Wednesday, March 29, 2017 -- 6:30 p.m.

Come out to have some fun and support the club at this annual event. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and numbers will be called around 8:00 p.m. Please call Gerlinde Maitz at 215-673-4423 for reservations and for more information.


Pilgrimage Mass and Lunch


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Our annual Pilgrimage Mass will be held on Sunday, June 4 at the National Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel (1663 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, PA 19020). Please join us as we commemorate the 73nd anniversary of the expulsion and remember all those who have gone before us.

Please visit our Pilgrimage Mass page for more information about this special event.


Club Picnic


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Please save the date for our annual club picnic! This is always a fun event with great German food.


Tag der Donauschwaben


Sunday, August 27, 2017

This all-day German celebration features plenty of food, drink, soccer, folk dancing, and German music. All members and friends are invited to attend.


60th Anniversary Celebration


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Please save the date for a special evening event celebrating the 60th anniversary of our club!











Quarterly Newsletter


We are pleased to share with you the latest issue of our quarterly newsletter.

Fall 2016 / Winter 2017 Newsletter

Donauschwaben Museum


Videos from George Brenner's trip to the Donau Deutsch Landmannschaft Museum in Frankental / Pfalz, Germany are now available on our Donauschwaben Museum page.

Danubia-L Mailing List


Please subscribe to our "Danubia-L" mailing list to stay informed of news and upcoming events at the club.

Danubia-L Mailing List Sign-Up

Hall Rental


Are you interested in renting the hall at the club? If so, visit our Hall Rental / Catering page for more information.

Photo Albums


We recently posted some photo albums from Trachtenfests over the years. Please visit our Photos page to see them.