Herzlich Willkommen!


We are Germania Singing and Sport Society. Since 1866, we have been preserving German culture through song, sport, and food and drink. We are the home of the original Oktoberfest in Columbus Ohio.

The Germania Society when founded in 1866 was really an association of Turners (Gymnasts). For quite a few years, the exercise activity took place in one of the Schiller Park buildings. In the late 19th century, the Turners merged with the Germania Gesang Verein (singing club).

Originally, the Germania provided a home for new immigrants to feel welcome and socialize while learning the new language of their adopted land. Over the years, the Germania has made its mission to retain, promote and disseminate all that is good about German culture. A major component of this mission is the practice and performance of German song. Our choruses participate and support public events throughout the year in appreciation for the community’s support.

Other activities of our membership include soccer, airgun shooting, bicycling, darts, and fencing.

The strength of Germania is in the quality of its membership. Our members, coming from all walks of life, are generous with their support. Our society prospers under their gifted and dedicated guidance.

Am Tage erfuden, geschafft und gedacht. Des Abends gesungen, gescherzt und gelacht.

Our Mission: To be a welcoming place where anyone can enjoy and share their knowledge for German culture, fellowship and Gemütlichkeit

Our tagline: We do German Stuff

Come and join our association of friends! For inquiries, see our “Contact” page.

 


Upcoming events

    • 23 Jul 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Register

    Volkstänzer Practice - All are invited.

    • 25 Jul 2024
    • 5:30 PM


    • 25 Jul 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM


    • 27 Jul 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Register

    Rocks and Roots North Loop Trail

    July 27, 2024

    10:00 a.m.

    6.4 miles / 2 hours / moderate

    This trail is up near Lewis Center at Alum Creek State Park.  We'll meet at 9:45 a.m. and leave at 10:00 a.m.  Please RSVP so we know who's hiking.  Here's a link to the parking lot where we'll meet.

    https://maps.app.goo.gl/7zxydH7ScivMfS1r8

    • 28 Jul 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM


    • 1 Aug 2024
    • 5:30 PM


    • 2 Aug 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Germania Singing & Sport Society

    Germania Hauskapelle Gig

    Germania Grill Night

    • 2 Aug 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Germania

    Come join us for a fun night out in our Biergarten. There will be music, food, dancing, and of course beer!

    Doors open at 6:00pm. Our Hauskapelle will be playing until 7:00pm. The Volkstänzers will be performing and providing polka dancing lessons. Aaron Dussing will take the stage at 8pm.

    This event is free for members and $5 for non-members, age 16 and up. The non-member fee does include a two week membership to Germania.


    • 3 Aug 2024
    • 3:00 PM
    • St. James Lutheran Church, Hilliard

    Germania Hauskapelle Gig

    St. James Brat Fest

    August 3, 2024

    Late Afternoon, Time TBD

    • 5 Aug 2024
    • 9 Aug 2024


    • 6 Aug 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM


    • 8 Aug 2024
    • 5:30 PM


    • 9 Aug 2024
    • 5:30 PM

    General Membership Meeting

    • 10 Aug 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Register

    Three Creeks Metro Park

    August 10, 2024

    10:00 a.m.

    22-miles

    We will start at the Three Creeks Metro Park and ride north on the Alum Creek trail up to Ohio Dominican College and back.  It's 22 miles round trip.  Remember you can ride less than that if you'd like.  We'll meet at 9:45 a.m. and leave at 10:00 a.m.  Here's a Google maps link to the parking lot.  Please RSVP wo we know who to expect for the ride.

    https://maps.app.goo.gl/Wt5VCtdAqjW5fKKR7

    • 13 Aug 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Register

    Volkstänzer Practice

    • 13 Aug 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Columbus Männerchor Rehearsal

    • 15 Aug 2024
    • 5:30 PM


    • 22 Aug 2024
    • 5:30 PM


    • 24 Aug 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Register

    Check back for location.

    • 27 Aug 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Register

    Volkstänzer Practice

    • 29 Aug 2024
    • 5:30 PM


    • 3 Sep 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM


    • 7 Sep 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Cardinal Shooting Center - Marengo

    Metallic Silhouette Shooting

    Saturday, September 7, 2024

    10:00 a.m. to 4:00  p.m.

    Cardinal Shooting Center

    More information to follow.

    • 10 Sep 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Register

    Volkstänzer Practice

    • 10 Sep 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Columbus Männerchor Rehearsal

    • 13 Sep 2024
    • 15 Sep 2024
    • Germania Singing & Sport Society

    Germania Hauskapelle Gig

    Germania Oktoberfest

    September 13 - 15

    • 13 Sep 2024
    • 5:30 PM
    • 15 Sep 2024
    • 8:00 PM

    Germaina Oktoberfest Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

    Friday:  5:30 to 11:00pm

    Opening ceremonies, keg tapping at 6:30pm

    Housekapella from 5:30-7:00pm  German, American music, 

    Bier Fest Boys from 8:00-11:00pm   Traditional polka, fest music


    Saturday: 3:00  to 11:00pm

    Polka Cola 4:00-7:00pm  German party music - polka - pop

    Bergstrasse Boys 8:00-11:00pm  High Energy Pop and traditional German 

    Childrens activities provided by the German Language School


    Sunday: 11:00am to 7:00pm

    Nostalgics from 11:00am-1:00pm  Swing music/Big Band era

    German choirs from 1:30-2:30pm

    Streaming Oktoberfest Music 2:30-7:00pm


    Follow us on Facebook (@GermaniaColumbus) and on Instagram

    (@Germaniacbus) for updated details.


    • 24 Sep 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Register

    Volkstänzer Practice

    • 8 Oct 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Register

    Volkstänzer Practice

    • 8 Oct 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM


    • 8 Oct 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Columbus Männerchor Rehearsal

    • 11 Oct 2024
    • 5:30 PM

    General Membership Meeting

    • 12 Oct 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    • Wooly Pig Farm Brewery Fresno OH

    This is the trip of the year.  we board a full size 54 passenger luxury passenger bus for the 68 min ride to The Wooly Pig Farm Brewery.

    The trip includes 

    bus fee and driver tip

    bus beer and drinks

    Snacks galore at the fest

    Private reserved table at the wooly pig.

    we will leave from Creekside in Gahanna  check in at 11:00 and leave

    Return around 7pm

    No work involved in this Oktoberfest!!!

    • 19 Oct 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Zanesville, Ohio

    Germania Hauskapelle Gig

    St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Zanesville, Ohio

    Oct. 19, 2024

    • 22 Oct 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Register

    Volkstänzer Practice

    • 8 Nov 2024
    • 5:30 PM

    General Membership Meeting

    • 12 Nov 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM


    • 12 Nov 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Columbus Männerchor Rehearsal

    • 3 Dec 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM


    • 10 Dec 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM


    • 13 Dec 2024
    • 5:30 PM

    General Membership Meeting

    • 16 May 2025
    • 2:00 PM
    • 18 May 2025
    • 2:00 PM


    • 16 May 2025
    • 5:00 PM
    • 18 May 2025
    • 7:00 AM
    Competition shooters, please register for the match and pay online here when the registration period is open. There will be a $10.00 per person surcharge for payment at the door, so we encourage you to pay online. You can register your guests here as well.


Upcoming events

info@germaniacolumbus.org

614-228-9055 (voicemail)

543 S. Front St., Columbus, OH 43215


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