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



Schnitzel Night


Friday, January 27, 2017 -- 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Please join us for our first Schnitzel Night of the new year! The meal includes schnitzel with mashed potatoes and gravy, a vegetable, soup, coffee, and dessert. German draft beer, German wine, and soda is included. Cost is $16 per person. Please call Lanie Kurz at 267-632-2482 for reservations or for more information.


Venison Dinner


Friday, February 17, 2017 -- 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Please join us for this special Venison Dinner! The meal includes Venison Sauerbraten, Venison Goulash, Red Cabbage, Spaetzle, a vegetable, soup, coffee, and dessert. Cost is $16 per person. Please call Lanie Kurz at 267-632-2482 for reservations by February 10, 2017.


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.


Friday Night Dinner


Friday, March 17, 2017 -- 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Please join us for a Friday Night Dinner to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! The meal includes Ham and Cabbage, soup, coffee, and dessert. Cost is $13 per person. Please call Lanie Kurz at 267-632-2482 for reservations or more information.


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.


Friday Night Fish Fry


Friday, April 14, 2017 -- 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Please join us for a Friday Night Fish Fry! Cost is $13 per person. Please call Lanie Kurz at 267-632-2482 for reservations or more information.


Schnitzel Night


Friday, April 28, 2017 -- 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Please join us for Schnitzel Night! The meal includes schnitzel with a side, vegetable, soup, coffee, and dessert. German draft beer, German wine, and soda is included. Cost is $16 per person. Please call Lanie Kurz at 267-632-2482 for reservations or for more information.


Friday Night Dinner - Cinco de Mayo Celebration


Friday, May 5, 2017 -- 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

We hope you will join us at the club for our Cinco de Mayo celebration. We will have a special Friday Night Dinner featuring delicious Mexican food. There will also be margaritas available for purchase. Cost is only $13. Please call Lanie Kurz at 267-632-2482 for reservations or for more information.


Schnitzel Night


Friday, May 26, 2017 -- 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Please join us for another Schnitzel Night! The meal includes schnitzel with a side, vegetable, soup, coffee, and dessert. German draft beer, German wine, and soda is included. Cost is $16 per person. Please call Lanie Kurz at 267-632-2482 for reservations or 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

60th Anniversary Celebration


We are planning a special evening event celebrating the 60th anniversary of our club on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Please save the date!

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.