Welcome to German Is Our Specialty - GIOS
We would like to recommend these groups and events in the following great cities:
For more information / Für weitere Auskunft:
Contact the host web master, Harry Fritz, office: (253) 719-8772; fax: (253) 517-9295; or  cell phone (919) 345-8931
Other German
Friends & Groups
Connecting German-Speaking People of the USA
Milwaukee, WI: Home of the largest German cultural festival in the nation, GermanFest is celebrated during the 4th
weekend in July; click on their name for details on this year's festival.
Milwaukee, WI: One of the nation's most effective German language Immersion Educational Program is part of the
Milwaukee Public School system. Click on MGIS to find out more about it.
Milwaukee, WI: Offering special monthly German worship services - Benediction Lutheran Church. For Schedule,
click on "German Services."
Milwaukee, WI: The United Donauschwaben of Milwaukee is the largest German Ethnic Group in the state of
Wisconsin. Their year-round activities are listed on their website and many of them take place at the Schwabenhof.
New Glarus, WI: "The Little Switzerland of America" and home of the William Tell Play,   this town was recently
placed on Forbes Traveler's 8 best places in America to visit Europe without leaving the USA.
New Ulm, MN: Truly a "Heritage City" featuring a replica of the Hermann's Statue, celebrating Oktoberfest - with a
local brewer still doing it the way Germans like it.
New York, NY: Goethe-Institut New York; 30 Irving Pl, New York, NY 10003 with branches in many other cities.
Chicago, IL: the United German-American Societies of Greater Chicago celebrate German Day in September each
year. The event features a parade and plenty of German music and food.
Ft. Wayne, IN: The city dedicates an entire week in June each year to feature German language culture and traditions
in their city. Check out www.germanfest.org for details.
Bridgman, MI: Bethel Park Retreat Center features many fine German language activities & programs. A great place
to spend family time near Warren Sand Dunes at Lake Michigan.
Frankenmuth, MI: Michigan's Little Bavaria, With festivities year round, the town welcomes visitors with Bavarian
hospitality regardless of the season.
Warren, MI: St. Peter's ELCA Church, serving the greater Detroit area's German-speaking community since 1930.
Their current need is to find a bi-lingual German-American pastor to continue the tradition as a multi-national church.
Springfield, MO: German-Austrian-Swiss Heritage and Historical Society of the Ozarks has special meetings through-
out the year. Contact Prof. Robert Bartels at Evangel University for more information.
Lincoln, NE:  HQ for the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AGHSR), an international organization
dedicated to the discovery, collection, preservation and dissemination of information related to the history, cultural
heritage and genealogy of  German settlers in the Russian Empires and their descendants. (Click on AGHSR)
Mt. Angel, OR: Highly recommended by friends of Oktoberfest in USA; check out http://www.oktoberfest.org/
Tomball, TX: Sister city of Telgte, (Nordrhein-Westphalia, Germany), that takes its sister-city relationships seriously.
Leavenworth, WA: the next best place away from Bavaria. An Alpine town in the heart of the state of Washington.
Seattle, WA & Surrounding Areas: Check out the website for German Heritage Society to receive info on various
German groups and activities.
Seattle, WA: Bavarian Meat Delicatessen; 1920 Pike Place; Seattle, WA 98101 (across the street from Pike Market)
Spokane, WA: Visit the monthly meetings of the German-American Society of Spokane.
Tacoma, WA: A full program English-German Church serving the Seattle-Tacoma Community - Valley View Christian
Fellowship German services are on Sundays at 9:00am.
Tacoma, WA: The Sons and Sisters of the Hermann's Lodge meet every 2nd Sunday of the month at 1:00pm - for
details, click on their name.
Multiple Cities:
    * Donauschwaben Clubs throughout the USA and Canada have put their information onto a single website. Check their
    websites for activities in a city near you.
    * German-American Cultural Center: We would direct your attention to the various nationwide listings of activities,
    clubs, churches, restaurants, etc that this site offers.  
German Missions in the United States
German-American Heritage Website
Austrian Embassy - Washington DC
Austrian Missions in the United States
Swiss Embassy - Washington DC
Swiss Representations in the USA
Luxembourg Embassy - Washington DC
Luxembourg Consulates in North America
Liechtenstein Embassy - Washington DC
Liechtenstein Embassy to the UN
Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC:
    * GAST - German-Austrian-Swiss Club of the Triangle
    * The German Triangle Club of Cary meeting on the first Thursday of the month -
       check via e-mail with Marianne regarding location and time.
    * Carolina Kinder giving children in the Triangle an opportunity to learn and
       practice the German language with their peers
    * German Meetup.com 105 meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the
      Gourmet Factory, 3933 Western Blvd, Raleigh at 7PM for socializing in
      German language.
    * Swiss Club of Central North Carolina: contact via e-mail link with Martin Kropf
      or call (919) 618-2781 for details and meeting dates.
Charlotte, NC:
    * The German Church of Charlotte meets at South Park Christian Church; 6650   
    .  Park South Drive; Charlotte, NC 28210 - (704) 488-5530
    * The Alemannia Society of Charlotte, promotes & cultivates German language &
    .  culture *  
Fayetteville, NC: The German Fellowship of Fayetteville, meets at Walstone
Memorial Baptist  Church; 280 Walstone Road, Fayetteville, NC 28301, every
4th Sunday of the month. Call the church for more info.
Winston-Salem, NC: The Triad German Club ,  promoting the German
language, culture, tradition, and literature in the Triad area of North Carolina.
See website for more info.
Atlanta, GA: The German Church Atlanta, meeting at the Lutheran Church of
the Redeemer; 731 Peachtree St, NE in Atlanta, GA 30308 at 5PM each Sunday
afternoon.
Helen, GA: The Alpine Village that features the longest Oktoberfest in the USA -
8 weeks of celebration; also has many great restaurants and gift shops. The
entire town is decorated with an Alpine appearance.
Milwaukee Area: SF Fotos,
your German-speaking pro
photographer 414-750-9900 for
all occasions. Ask for Sieglinda.