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 late 19th century the Turners merged with the Germania Gesang Verein.

Originally the Germania provided a home for new immigrants to feel welcomed and socialize while learning the new language of their adopted land. Over the years the Germania has made it 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 the guidance of gifted and dedicated members.

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

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



Upcoming events

    • 13 Dec 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • 543 S Front St
    Register

    Every 2nd Tuesday of each month Germania will be open for members to play Euchre or any card or board game. 

    The Euchre club is requesting members and their guests to RSVP so they can have the correct amount of tables set up for play.

    The bar will be open starting at 6pm and club will close at 10pm. 



    • 17 Dec 2022


    • 17 Dec 2022
    • 4:00 PM

    SATURDAY this year! It's our annual musical holiday concert, with our Chor and Hauskapelle, plus the Mendelssohn Liedertafel and the Kinderchor of the Columbus Maennerchor. Come to St. Paul's Church on Gates Street and hear some wonderful festive and sacred holiday music.

    • 30 Dec 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • 10 Jan 2023
    • 10:00 PM
    • 543 S Front St
    Register

    Every 2nd Tuesday of each month Germania will be open for members to play Euchre or any card or board game. 

    The Euchre club is requesting members and their guests to RSVP so they can have the correct amount of tables set up for play.

    The bar will be open starting at 6pm and club will close at 10pm. 


    • 19 May 2023
    • 20 May 2023

    Our Sch├╝tzenverein will host airgun teams from clubs in Chicago, Cincinnati, Peoria, and St. Louis for a shooting match, food and drink, and a whole lot of Gem├╝tlichkeit.

    Want to participate? Contact us about joining the team!

Upcoming events

info@germaniacolumbus.org

614-228-9055

543 S. Front St., Columbus, OH 43215


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