Rheinischer Verein of Milwaukee

All events are subject to change due to the COVID19. If we cancel an event or meeting, it is for the best interest of our members and the community. Please stay safe.

Radio

  • Continental Showcase with Bob Ziegenbein on Joy 1340am
  • First Saturday of the month. Rheinischer Verein has a radio spot from 1:45–2:00 p.m. Let your friends know and enjoy some nice music!


Meetings: Third Sunday of the month

  • ​Board Meeting:​
    • Sunday, February 20 at 1pm at the Bavarian Bierhaus
    • Sunday, March 20 at 1pm at the Bavarian Bierhaus 
    • Sunday, April 10 at 1pm at the Bavarian Bierhaus
  • General Meeting:​
    • Sunday, February 20 at 2pm at the Bavarian Bierhaus
    • Sunday, March 20 at 2pm at the Bavarian Bierhaus
    • Sunday, April 10 at 2pm at the Bavarian Bierhaus
      • ​Club Board VOTING!
    • Contact Curt Bauer at 414-708-2958 for meeting information


Our Events:
 

  • Maskenball
    • Saturday, February 26
    • Location: Bavarian Bierhaus in the Main Hall
    • Dress up in your favorite costume for a chance to win a cash award. Come out for a night of music, dancing, 50/50 raffle & beer!​ Music by Alpine Blast Trio starts at 7. Kid's table starting at 6.
    • Special performances by Rheinischer Verein Männer Ballet, Spielmannzug's Fanfahren, and the Mullers!
    • Admission: $10 per person, College students with ID and kids $5, Children 6 to 8 $5, children under 5, and active military free with ID. 
  • German Fest - 40th Celebration
    • July 29 - 31st
    • Location: Summer Fest Grounds
    • Contact a member to see how to volunteer at one of our many locations throughout the grounds! Sell beer, help with electric, chill in the culture tent, or go backstage and meet the bands!
  • Hoppeditz Erwachen
    • November 11, 2022
    • Location: TBD
  • Prinzenkroengen
    • ​November 12, 2022
    • Location: Bavarian Bierhaus
  • Christmas Party
    • ​December 11, 2022
    • Location: TBD
  • New Years Eve
    • ​December 31, 2022
    • Location: Bavarian Bierhaus
  • Wieberfastnach
    • ​Thursday, Februry 16, 2023
    • Location: TBD
  • Maskenball 
    • ​Saturday, February 18, 2023
    • Location: TBD
    • ​Dress up in your favorite costume and come out for a night of music, dancing, and beer!
  • Kehraus
    • ​Saturday February 25, 2023
    • Location: TBD
    • The funeral procession of the spirit of Karneval. It is the end of the Karneval season where activities are laid to rest. You won't be crying at this funeral. Jokes are told and if you laugh, you have to donate money.


Other German Culture Events​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Spielmannzug's Maskenball
    • Location: Four Points Sheraton by the Milwaukee Airport
    • Saturday, February 5th
    • Doors open at 6pm, Alpine Blast Trio begins at 7pm. Please come in costume. Prizes for individual costumes for adults and kinder (16 and under) and Best Group (2 or more people). 
    • ​Admission $15. Students w/ID $5. Military free with ID. 
    • Contact Karl Osterman for table reservations of 8. 414-793-9948
  • Spielmannzug's Lumpenball
    • ​Location: Schwabenhof 
    • Saturday, March 5
  • UDoM's Group Trivia
    • Location: Schwabenhof
    • April 9th at 5:00 PM Registration | 6pm Trivia Game Starts
    • Join this great night of fun, friendship and trivia. Proceeds from this event will go toward costuming, travel expenses, and group needs of our Kinder, Jugend, and Kulturgruppe. Entry includes FREE pitcher of beer or soda. (1 pitcher for every 4 players on a team.) Compete in a 2 half, 9 round game of trivia. Prize for best team table decor/costumes - be creative! Prizes for all players, and a 50/50 Raffle.
    • $100/Team Entry (up to 8 people) | $15/Individual
  • UDoM's Maiball
    • Location: Schwabenhof
    • Date in May 7th. Doors open at 5. Dinner at 6pm. 
    • The Jugendgruppe cordially invites you to their traditional spring dance! Our youth dancers wear their best formal wear and deliver an elegant performance after crowning the new May Prince and Princess. Begin the evening with a delicious meal which includes schnitzel, Hungarian bratwurst, potatoes & gravy, coleslaw, bread & butter, and homemade desserts. Music and dancing begins at 7:45 p.m. with Alpine Blast, as they play the night away for your enjoyment. Cocktail attire suggested.
  • UDoM's Father's Day Picnic
    • Location: Schwabenhof
    • Sunday, June 19th at 12pm
    • As the weather starts warming up, our Father's Day Picnic marks our first event of the year in our outside Pavilion and Biergarten. Come out and celebrate your Dad (or Opa) at our annual Picnic. Our kitchen opens at noon and our program begins at 1pm featuring dance performances by our UDoM Kinder, Jugend and Kulturgruppe as well as the Milwaukee Spielmannszug. Then enjoy live music from the Edelweiss Band. This event will be sure to make your Father's day special!
    • Admission online $2/person
    • Kids 12 & under free | Vets & Military Free w/ ID
  • German Fest - 40th Celebration
    • July 29 - 31st
    • Location: Summer Fest Grounds
    • Contact the club to volunteer!
  • Das Fest USA '22
    • August 5th through August 7th
    • Location: Walworth County Fairgrounds
    • FREE Admission! 3 days of German bier, food, shops and entertainment. Stein Hoisting, Dachshund Races, Bingo, the Original Live Glockenspiel, kid's activities, on site camping and more. Get ready for the gemütlichkeit! DAS Fest ist WUNDERBAR! #DiscoverYourDeutsch
  • 100th Anniversary of Chicago German American Fest
    • September 9 to September 11, 2022
    • Saturday - Stueben Day Parade​ 
    • DANK Milwaukee is getting bus(ses) for the trip down to Chicago for the Von Steuben Day Parade, a stop at Bende's, a Tour of DANK Haus, and Oktoberfest.
      • Seat reservations of $30 per person must be received by July 15. After July 15th seat reservations are $35 per person. 
      • ​The payment deadline is September 1st
      • ​Contact Julia Kendle at 920-285-8424 or julatheart@gmail.com
  • Waukesha Oktoberfest
    • Saturday, September 24th
    • Location: Frame Park