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German-American Cultural Center

German-American Cultural Center
Cleveland Donauschwaben Summer Oktoberfest
August 17, 2012

The German-American Cultural Center is home to the Cleveland Donauschwaben (Danube Swabians) ethnic group. The Donauschwaben are a German ethnic group that primarily immigrated to America following World War II and created a society to celebrate their traditions and language.

A summer Oktoberfest weekend was held August 17-19, 2012 at the Center.

Biergarten sign at Cleveland German Cultural Center Oktoberfest

Meteorologist Scott Sabol of Fox 8 TV Cleveland did the honors and tapped the first ceremonial keg to open Donauschwaben's annual summer Oktoberfest in Cleveland at the German American Cultural Center.

Meteorologist Scott Sabol of Fox 8 TV Cleveland taps the keg at Oktoberfest

Meteorologist Scott Sabol of Fox 8 TV Cleveland


Meteorologist Scott Sabol of Fox 8 TV Cleveland taps the keg at Oktoberfest


Meteorologist Scott Sabol of Fox 8 TV Cleveland taps the keg at Oktoberfest





Tapping the keg at Cleveland Oktoberfest


Tapping the keg at Cleveland Oktoberfest


Margot Maurer

Margot Maurer


Ingrid Pejsa tapping the keg at Cleveland Oktoberfest

Ingrid Pejsa


Tapping the keg at Cleveland Oktoberfest


Tapping the keg at Cleveland Oktoberfest


Margot Maurer, Pete Szeltner and Scott Sabol

Margot Maurer, Pete Szeltner and Scott Sabol


After tapping the keg, there is only one thing to say - Ein Prosit

Enjoy these images and videos from the event. As always, if you can help identify any people in the photos, please let us know.

Samantha Fitzenrider and Julie Wesolek

Samantha Fitzenrider and Julie Wesolek




Ein Prosit


Bob Haas

Bob Haas


Donauschwäbische Blaskapelle

Donauschwäbische Blaskapelle





Helga Schlothaner and Helga Kuehn

Helga Schlothaner and Helga Kuehn


Elli Godri, Dottie Lynch and Katherina Gross

Elli Godri, Dottie Lynch and Katherina Gross


Mr and Miss Donauschwäben 2012 - Kelly Klass and Andrew Kovach

Miss and Mr. Donauschwäben 2012 - Kelly Klass and Andrew Kovach




Beer Barrel Polka


Peter Gross

Peter Gross


Monica Helfrich and

Monica Helfrich and


Alissa Geyer and Megan Bush

Alissa Geyer and Megan Bush


Samantha Fitzenrider

Samantha Fitzenrider


Donauschwäben Youth Dance Group

Donauschwäben Youth Dance Group





Donauschwäben Youth Dance Group


Donauschwäben Youth Dance Group





Donauschwäben Youth Dance Group


Donauschwäben Youth Dance Group


Donauschwäben Youth Dance Group


Donauschwäben Youth Dance Group





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