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

Tag der Donauschwaben

Sunday, August 28, 2016 -- 11:30 a.m.

This all-day German celebration features plenty of food, drink, soccer, folk dancing, and German music. All members and friends are invited to attend. Gates open at 11:30 a.m.

The festival features:
  • Soccer games
  • Catholic Mass in German at 12:15 p.m. in the upstairs hall
  • German music
  • Folk dancing throughout the afternoon
  • German food and drinks
  • Children's games
Admission is $5 for adults and FREE for children under 12. Please contact 215-969-9356 or for more information. Come and enjoy a beautiful day of Gemütlichkeit!

Tag der Donauschwaben Flyer

Pilgrimage Mass and Lunch

Sunday, September 11, 2016 -- 11:00 a.m.

Our annual Pilgrimage Mass was rescheduled and will now be held on Sunday, September 11 at the National Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel (1663 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, PA 19020). The procession will assemble in front of the St. Elizabeth Chapel at 10:45 a.m. and the Mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. Please join us as we commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the expulsion and remember all those who have gone before us.

A Goulash dinner will be held at the club after the Pilgrimage Mass. Cost will be $15. Please contact Rose at 215-552-9399 or for reservations.

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

Wine Tasting

Saturday, October 8, 2016 -- 7:00 p.m.

We will be hosting a Wine Tasting event at the club on the evening of Saturday, October 8. Cost will be $30, and tickets must be purchased in advance. Please view our Wine Tasting Flyer for more information.

German-American Steuben Parade

Sunday, October 9, 2016 -- 12:00 p.m.

The 46th German-American Steuben Parade will take place on Sunday, October 9 in Rockledge - Fox Chase, PA!

If you would like to march with the club in the parade, please contact Fred at 215-722-4253.

Anniversary Dinner

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Please save the date for our club anniversary dinner.


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Please save the date for our annual Schlachtfest.

Children's Christmas Show

Sunday, December 11, 2016

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 2016 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.