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 1957, 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

Suppe und Palatschinken

Sunday, January 14, 2018 -- 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Join us for this club favorite meal that includes soup and palatschinken (crepes)! Bring your own special filling if you wish. This is also a great time to submit your membership renewal at the club. Please call the club at 215-969-9356 for reservations for the lunch.

Soccer Banquet

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Our youth soccer teams will be having a banquet on Saturday, January 27. Please contact Hans at or 215-768-4108 for more details.

General Membership Meeting

Sunday, February 25, 2018 -- 1:00 p.m.

Please join us for our annual general membership meeting starting at 1:00 p.m. All members are welcome!

Penny Party

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 -- 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.

Danubia Beer Festival

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Please join us again this year for Danubia Beer Festival! The event will be held at the club on Saturday, April 21.

Pilgrimage Mass and Lunch

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Our annual Pilgrimage Mass will be held on Sunday, June 3 at the Sisters of the Holy Redeemer Chapel (521 Moredon Road, Hungtingdon Valley, PA 19006). Please join us as we commemorate the 74nd 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.

German Day

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Join our club and other German clubs in the area to celebrate our culture and traditions.

Club Picnic - Pig Roast

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Please join us for our annual club picnic and pig roast! This is always a fun event with great German food.

Tag der Donauschwaben - Danube Swabian Festival

Sunday, August 26, 2018

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

Come and enjoy a beautiful day of Gemütlichkeit!

Landestreffen der Donauschwaben

Friday, August 31, 2018 to Monday, September 3, 2018

Join our club and other Donauschwaben clubs from across the United States and Canada for this annual event.

German-American Steuben Parade

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Plan to join the club for the annual German-American Steuben Parade, which will once again be held in Rockledge / Fox Chase.

Wine Tasting

Saturday, October 13, 2018 -- 7:00 p.m.

Please join us for our 4rd annual wine tasting event!

Children's Christmas Show

Sunday, December 2, 2018

The children and youth group will put us in the Christmas spirit with holiday plays, songs, and poems.

Quarterly Newsletter

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

Summer 2017 Newsletter

60th Anniversary Celebration

The event celebrating the 60th anniversary of our club has been postponed. Please stay tuned as we consider plans for an event in 2018.

Danubia-L Mailing List

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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.