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



A Taste of Frankfurt


Friday, January 19, 2018 -- 6:30 p.m.

We're excited to announce another way for you to celebrate Philadelphia's new Sister City connection with Frankfurt! On Friday, January 19th at 6:30 p.m., the German-American Committee, the umbrella organization for all German-American clubs in the Philadelphia area, will present A Taste of Frankfurt, a dinner hosted at Philadelphia's historic City Tavern. At this event, guests will enjoy an incredible Frankfurt-inspired feast prepared by internationally renowned chef, Walter Staib.

Tickets are $75 each. Drinks are included. All proceeds will benefit the German-American Committee. For tickets, please contact Betty Boyts at Bettyboyts@gmail.com or 215-725-1718.


Schnitzel Night


Friday, January 26, 2018 -- 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 Hans (267-770-6898) or Fred (215-722-4253) for reservations or for more information.


Venison Dinner


Sunday, February 11, 2018 -- 1:00 p.m.

Please join us for this special Venison Dinner! The meal includes Venison Sauerbraten, Venison Goulash, Venison Meatballs, sides, soup, coffee, and dessert. Cost is $15 per person. Please call Hans (267-770-6898) or Fred (215-722-4253) for reservations by February 5.

Venison Dinner Flyer


Fish Dinner


Friday, February 16, 2018 -- 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Please join us at the club for a Lenten-friendly fish dinner! Please call Hans (267-770-6898) or Fred (215-722-4253) for reservations or for more information.


Youth Soccer Banquet


Saturday, February 17, 2018

Our youth soccer teams will be having a banquet on Saturday, February 17. Please contact Hans at soccer@danubeswabian.com or 215-768-4108 for more details.


General Membership Meeting


Sunday, February 25, 2018 -- 12:00 p.m.

Please join us for our annual general membership meeting starting at 1:00 p.m. A light lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m. for those interested. All members are invited!


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.

Penny Party Flyer


Danubia Beer Festival


Saturday, May 5, 2018

Please join us again this year for Danubia Beer Festival! The event will be held at the club on Saturday, May 5.


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.

Fall 2017 / Winter 2018 Newsletter

2018 Schedule of Events


The club's 2018 Schedule of Events is now available. Please check the web site frequently for updates.

2018 Schedule of Events

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.