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, November 10, 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.

60th Anniversary Celebration

Our club's 60th anniversary celebration originally scheduled for Saturday, November 18, 2017 has been postponed. Please stay tuned for an event schedule for next year.


Sunday, November 19, 2017 -- 1:00 p.m.

We hope you will join us for our annual Schlachtfest, a club favorite event!

This is the annual dinner featuring homemade meats, sausages, soups, appetizers, and desserts. No one goes home hungry! Cost is $20 for adults. Cost for children 12 and under is $10. Please call Hans at 267-770-6898 or Fred at 215-722-4253 for reservations and additional information. Chicken is available if ordered in advance.

If you are interested in helping to prepare the sausages on the days before the Schlachtfest, please call Fred at 215-722-4253.

Schlachtfest 2017 Flyer

Children's Christmas Show

Sunday, December 3, 2017 -- 12:30 p.m.

The children and youth group will put us in the Christmas spirit with holiday plays, songs, and poems. A Schnitzel lunch will be provided starting at 12:30 p.m. The Christmas play will begin at 2:00 p.m. Homemade cookies will also be sold. Cost is $10 for adults. Cost for children under 12 is $5 (special children's menu that day).

If you would like your child to participate in the play, please contact Patricia at 215-681-0470.

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.

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.

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

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.