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

    • 4 Feb 2023
    • 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM


    • 11 Feb 2023
    • 4:30 PM
    • 12 Feb 2023
    • 12:00 AM
    • 543 S Front St
    Register

    Wing Night returns on February 11th!!

    Germania SC are hosting the first Wing Night of 2023. The Outerbelt Brewery will be bringing in four great beers enjoy with the wings. The brewery rep Jay Taylor will be on hand to speak about each beer. 

    The soccer team will in the kitchen and bringing you delicious, fresh-never-frozen wings, tossed with flavorful sauces and perfect to pair with some of our great draft beers from Outerbelt Brewery. 

    With doors opening at 4:30pm and the first pairing starting at 5:30pm. There will be four pairings for wings and beer. This event will be served Beer-Hall style. 

    Ticket Price for the event is $27.09 (includes tax) 

    4 Wing and Beer Pairing served Beer Hall Style(served 3 wings at a time with 6oz beer sample)

    *Karaoke has been moved to March 10. We apologize for the inconvenience!

    Please RSVP so we can prepare enough for everyone.


    • 14 Feb 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Germania
    Register

    Euchre Club is the second Tuesdays of each month. 

    Doors open at 6:00pm  with card play starting at 7:00pm.

    All skill levels are welcome. The club bar is open and there will be light snacks available. 

    Euchre nights are a rotating format where new partners each round.  It's a lot of fun! 


    • 18 Feb 2023
    • 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Germania, 543 South Front Street
    Register

    It’s time for Fasching again! The German version of Mardi Gras will be Saturday, February 18 at Germania, co-hosted by our club and the Columbus Maennerchor. Mark your calendars for this members-only, family friendly event now – attendance will be limited. (Members can bring up to two guests each)

    Don’t forget, this is a Carnival atmosphere, so start working on your costume! Masks, historical figures, fun characters, and outrageous outfits are the way to go, and we’ll have costume contests to reward the best of the best in Historical, Satirical, "The Wow! Factor", Group, and Kids categories.

    We’ll also have traditional street food from our kitchen (including Currywurst and the popular fries with mayonnaise), great beers and wines, live German music from Dave Sabatka, a children’s area, and tons of fun. 

    Admission is just $5.00, free for children 14 and under! Advance reservations are required -- NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR!

    Watch for the volunteer signup to be opened soon!

    Questions? Contact Melinda.


    • 18 Feb 2023
    • 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Germania, 543 South Front Street
    Register

    It’s time for Fasching again! The German version of Mardi Gras will be Saturday, February 18 at Germania, co-hosted by our club and the Columbus Maennerchor. Mark your calendars for this members-only, family friendly event now – attendance will be limited. (Members can bring up to two guests each)

    Don’t forget, this is a Carnival atmosphere, so start working on your costume! Masks, historical figures, fun characters, and outrageous outfits are the way to go, and we’ll have costume contests to reward the best of the best in Historical, Satirical, "The Wow! Factor", Group, and Kids categories.

    We’ll also have traditional street food from our kitchen (including Currywurst and the popular fries with mayonnaise), great beers and wines, live German music from Dave Sabatka, a children’s area, and tons of fun. 

    Admission is just $5.00, free for children 14 and under! Advance reservations are required -- NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR!

    Watch for the volunteer signup to be opened soon!

    Questions? Contact Melinda.


    • 18 Feb 2023
    • 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    Register

    It’s time for Fasching again! The German version of Mardi Gras will be Saturday, February 18 at Germania, co-hosted by our club and the Columbus Maennerchor. Mark your calendars for this members-only, family friendly event now – attendance will be limited. (Members can bring up to two guests each)

    Don’t forget, this is a Carnival atmosphere, so start working on your costume! Masks, historical figures, fun characters, and outrageous outfits are the way to go, and we’ll have costume contests to reward the best of the best in Historical, Satirical, "The Wow! Factor", Group, and Kids categories.

    We’ll also have traditional street food from our kitchen (including Currywurst and the popular fries with mayonnaise), great beers and wines, live German music from Dave Sabatka, a children’s area, and tons of fun. 

    Admission is just $5.00, free for children 14 and under! Advance reservations are required -- NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR!

    Watch for the volunteer signup to be opened soon!

    Questions? Contact Melinda.


    • 26 Mar 2023
    • 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Germania

    MIke Bals and his team will be making our famous spaghetti dinner 

    The proceeds of this dinner will go to support one of our groups

    This is always a popular event,   to go meals will also be available.



    • 19 May 2023
    • 20 May 2023

    Our Schützenverein 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 Gemütlichkeit.

    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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