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

    • 5 Mar 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM


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


    • 9 Mar 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Private Event.

    • 11 Mar 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM


    • 13 Mar 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Germania Singing & Sport


    • 21 Mar 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Germania

    Germaina will host the Sr. Industrial Engineering students 

    About 30 Sr. students will come to the club and will try their hand at Shooting, Darts, Beer sampling, great food and of course the membership.

    These students are from all over the world and it has become a legendary night that they enjoy and spread the word about Germania.

    This is a great night to come down to the club as it will be hopping.

    Thanks


    • 23 Mar 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • 543 S Front St
    • 25 Mar 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM


    • 27 Mar 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Germania Singing & Sport


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


    • 3 Apr 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Germania Singing & Sport


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


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


    • 13 Apr 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
    Register

    Wooly Pig Brewery and Germania Beer School is back in session!

    This is one of our most popular and fun events and will fill up quick.

    Kevin Ely the owner and master brewer at the Wooly Pig Farm Brewery along with a few members of his team will be at Germania as instructors of the 2024 Old School Beer School.  

    There will be two sessions: First highlighting some of the back in the day beers. (Old School) the Second session will simulate a world beer championship where we will sample 5 different styles of award winning beers from Breweries around Ohio. (Third Eye, Fat Head, Nobel Beast, Golden Horn)

    The evening will be full of education about tasting beer, identifying styles, making beer, German and beer culture, stories, and of course a big helping of comradery. 

    The school house doors open at 5:30    First period bell promptly 6:30 

    Tuition is $40.00 per student  which includes beer, course handout, after school lunch and graduation cake.

    This event is STRICTLY limited to 48 students.  Registration is exclusive to Members , who can add a guest registration.   


    • 17 Apr 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Germania Singing & Sport


    • 20 Apr 2024
    • 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

     Village Moms, a group of moms from German Village, Merion Village, and Schumacher Place. 

     event we call a “Swaperoo,” which is basically like a yard sale.

    See  Karen Hines for more  details 

    • 22 Apr 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM


    • 27 Apr 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM

    Back by popular demand

    The evening features Great rich beers that are mixed with lots of different foods.

    The event will be lead by head scientist from Duval

    This is so much fun to experiment and combine  chocolate, apricot and a Belgian Blond 

    • 29 Apr 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM


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


    • 5 May 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • 7 May 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM


    • 17 May 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM

    Friday night pizza and beer.

    Saunders brewery will be our host with beer flights available

    Bring your own pizza to share.


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


    • 31 May 2024


    • 2 Jun 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM


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


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


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


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


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

    Polka Kola will be the headline band


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


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


    • 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


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


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


Upcoming events

info@germaniacolumbus.org

614-228-9055

543 S. Front St., Columbus, OH 43215


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