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

    • 18 May 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    You've seen the billboard between Columbus and Cincinnati, proclaiming "HELL IS REAL." It's become a running joke between the two cities.

    We've grabbed the phrase and use it as the nickname for the Schützenverein's spring Olympic-style airgun shooting match between the two Germanias - our own Germania Singing and Sport Society, and Germania Society of Cincinnati.

    Who will take home the trophy this year? Drop by the event to grab a beer and find out, and be sure to wish Team Columbus "Gutes Schießen" when you see them at practice!

    • 21 May 2024
    • 12:45 PM
    • Linworth UMC

    Germania Hauskapelle Gig

    Senior Group at Linworth United Methodist Church

    12:45 p.m.

    • 23 May 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM


    • 25 May 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Register

    Our first hike of the Spring Season!


    We'll hike the Dripping Rock and Overlook Loop at Highbanks Metro Park.  The trail length is about 5.4 miles and takes about 2 hours to hike.

    We'll meet at 9:45 a.m. and start at 10:00 a.m. We'll meet at the parking lot of the Everett H. Kruger Nature Center.  Here's a Google Maps link.

    https://maps.app.goo.gl/DF6hoSKYLk5Pfz8f6

    Please RSVP so we know who to expect.

    • 25 May 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM


    • 26 May 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM


    • 29 May 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Germania Singing & Sport


    • 30 May 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM


    • 31 May 2024

    Kick off summer with our first Sommerfest! We'll have German picnic food, great beers, kids' activities, dancing, Gemütlichkeitand live music from Pittsburgh's Johnny Koenig band. This band is nationally renowned, and we're thrilled to have them back this year!


    • 31 May 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Germania Singing and Sport Society

    Germania Hauskapelle Gig

    Germania Sommerfest

    May 31, 2024

    5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

    • 1 Jun 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM


    • 2 Jun 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM


    • 4 Jun 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM


    • 5 Jun 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Germania Singing & Sport


    • 6 Jun 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM


    • 8 Jun 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Register

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    • 11 Jun 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Columbus Männerchor Rehearsal

    • 12 Jun 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Germania Singing & Sport


    • 13 Jun 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM


    • 14 Jun 2024
    • 5:30 PM

    General Membership Meeting

    • 15 Jun 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Register

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    • 20 Jun 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM


    • 22 Jun 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    Possibly contracting chef

    Kitchen surcharge


    • 27 Jun 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM


    • 2 Jul 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM


    • 3 Jul 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM

    It's our favorite party of the summer. Come down and have a beer and a Bratwurst, bring the kids for some fun activities, and party on with really great music from Maineville, Ohio's Polka Cola.

    Hanging out at Germania lets you avoid the crowds at You-Know-What down on the riverfront, but if you want to see the fireworks, you can definitely walk down the street to watch. Then, come back, enjoy more music, and leave for home after the traffic jam is over. What a great way to celebrate.


    • 3 Jul 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Germania Singing & Sport Society

    Germania Hauskapelle Gig

    Germania Red, White & Brats

    July 3, 2024

    5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

    • 6 Jul 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Register

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    • 9 Jul 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Columbus Männerchor Rehearsal

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


    • 12 Jul 2024
    • 5:30 PM

    General Membership Meeting

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


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


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

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


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

    Germania Hauskapelle Gig

    Germania Grill Night

    • 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


    • 9 Aug 2024
    • 5:30 PM

    General Membership Meeting

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

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

    Columbus Männerchor Rehearsal

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

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


    • 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 , Sat, Sun

    Great food

    Great Music

    Great fun 


    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

Upcoming events

info@germaniacolumbus.org

614-228-9055 (voicemail)

543 S. Front St., Columbus, OH 43215


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