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

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

    Possibly contracting chef

    Kitchen surcharge


    • 22 Jun 2024
    • 1:45 PM
    • Thornapple Country Club

    2024 Third Annual Germania Golf Scramble

         Calling all golfers and hacks alike!  We are teaming up with Ancient Order of Hibernians (“AOH”) at Tara Hall for this year’s golf outing, so spots may be limited.  Not only will your scramble team be eligible for the prizes awarded by the AOH, but you will compete against other Germania scramble teams for bragging rights and newsletter recognition with a photo of your winning team.

         There will be a shotgun start at 1:45pm (check-in at 1pm) on Saturday, June 22nd at Thornapple Country Club located at 1051 Alton Darby Creek Road, Galloway, OH 43119.  A link to sign up online is below and we have also attached a mail-in form should you prefer, but time is of the essence. There are also sponsorship opportunities for holes, signs and carts.

        We will play by the rules established by the AOH.  Our only rule to be eligible for the club championship is that at least one member of your scramble team be a Germania member in good standing.

         Please contact Ike Westfall with any questions: cell 614-620-6543, email Lwestfall10@hotmail.com

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hibernian-golf-classic-2024-tickets-875679810887

    Golf Sponsor and Foursome Form link is below:

    2024_Hibernian_Golf_Classic_Sponsor_and_Foursome_form.pdf
    • 23 Jun 2024
    • 3:00 PM
    Register

    Sunday, June 23, 2024 - 3:00 p.m. (Doors open at 2:30 p.m.)

    Our last Soccer Watch Party is Sunday June 23rd, Germany takes on Switzerland at 3:00 p.m. BBQ Chicken Quarters with Baked Potato and Tomatensalat will be served at halftime. Dinner will $14.00. Doors open 2:30pm.

    Please register if you would like to have a dinner.

    There is a special on Bitburger 16.9oz can for $4.50 while supplies last.


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

    Volkstänzer Practice - All are invited.

    • 26 Jun 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Germania Singing and Sport Society
    • 16
    Register

     We invite you to join us for a delightful evening of Wein tasting with Austrian Vintner, Christof Höpler.  This is a rare treat to have an Austrian vintner present his own wines, you don't want to miss this event.


    Christof Hoepler_Biography.pdf

    We will be tasting six wines from Höpler Winery: 

    Grüner Veltliner, Pannonica Red Blend, Pannonica Rosé, Pannonica White Blend, Pinot Blanc and a Zweigelt.

    This tasting will not include a food pairing, so please have something to eat before you arrive.

    The cost will be $30 per person.

    Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the tasting will begin at 6:15 p.m.

    We will be limited to 30 reservations with a Waitlist.


    • 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

    Hockhocking Adena Bikeway - Nelsonville, Ohio

    July 6, 2024

    10:00 a.m.

    44 miles

    Join us for a trip along the Hocking River.  We'll start in Nelsonville at the trail head parking lot.  Here's a link: 

    https://maps.app.goo.gl/TAfVybdAzTZ8RcKf8

    This trip is a bit longer, but remember, you only have to do as much as you'd like.

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

    Volkstänzer Practice - All are invited.

    • 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

    • 13 Jul 2024
    • 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Germania

    Enjoy the Bier Garten and one of the several specialty drinks and at happy hour prices


    Streaming music  

    Light bar snacks provided  


    No food will be served, however you can bring your own or have it delivered.


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


    • 20 Jul 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • 21 Jul 2024
    • 12:00 AM
    Register


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

    Volkstänzer Practice - All are invited.

    • 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


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

    Germania Hauskapelle Gig

    Germania Grill Night

    • 2 Aug 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Germania

    Simple and relaxing

    Arron Dussing and the Polka Revolution will be back playing live music,

    Featuring Fresh Brats off the grill, simple side and desert and a cold beverage in the garden.

    This event free for members and their guests    

    We need a big turnout to support the event.

    Volunteer staffing to a minimum. 

    DC


    • 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

    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

    • 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

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


    • 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 , Sat, Sun

    Great food

    Great Music

    Great fun 


    • 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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