Atlanta Christkindl Market

Let yourself be enchanted by the special outdoor atmosphere of the ATLANTA CHRISTKINDL MARKET – the city’s first and largest winter holiday festival at Atlantic Station.

Meet and mingle with your family & friends at the traditional German Christkindl Market. Come and enjoy authentic German food and beverages in a festive atmosphere. Also find great holiday gifts for your beloved ones.

Date & Time: Friday, December 2, 2016 through Saturday, December 24, 2016 Mon – Sat: 11am-10pm, Sun: 1pm-8pm
Venue: Central Park at Atlantic Station, 245 18th St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30363
Event Fee: Free admission
Additional Information: For more event and vendor information, click here.

We are looking for volunteers! If you are interested, please click here.

Join our Medieval-Themed Spanferkel Feast!

Spanferkel Feast 2016

Join us at the Medieval-Themed Spanferkel Feast for some delicious roasted pork meat! Come dressed as knights and princesses to compete in our costume contest.

Date & Time: Sunday, September 18, 2016, 4:00pm-8:00pm
Venue: Der Biergarten 300 Marietta St. Atlanta, GA 30313
Event Fee: Adults: $35 before 9/5
$45 after 9/5
$50 at the door
Children under 14: $15
Registration: For Adults click here.  For Children click here.

4th Annual Oktoberfest Run 2016


Saturday, October 8th at 9:00 am


Der Biergarten (300 Marietta Street) for the

5k Oktoberfest Road Race

Der Biergarten will host the after run event +
THE BIGGEST OKTOBERFEST EVENT OF THE YEAR with beer, bratwurst and lots of fun for the whole family! Join us for the run, the party or just come and celebrate the event!

For registration and ticket information click here.

For flyer and entry form click here.

14th Charity Golf Tournament


The German American Cultural Foundation and the German American Chambers of Commerce are inviting you, your friends, colleagues and every golf enthusiast to play golf for a good cause!

14th Charity Golf Tournament

on Friday, August 19th, 2016 in Suwanee, GA

The format will remain unchanged, so will be the location:

Bear’s Best Golf Course
5342 Aldeburgh Drive
Suwanee, GA 30024

Traditionally we will invite you for breakfast and will then tee-off at 9:00 am. After a record turn out in 2015 we are hoping you all will return and even bring additional golfers to this wonderful golf course north of Atlanta.

Proceeds of the event as well as the raffle will benefit the German American Cultural Foundation and the German School of Atlanta in Marietta.


More information available soon. Feel free to email us for questions at

Event Fee & Sponsorships:
Individual Player – $190
Team of Four – $720
Lunch Sponsor – $500 (SOLD)
Hole Sponsor – $300

Lunch Sponsor:
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Logo

Supported by:

Hole in One Prize:
Win a Mercedes-Benz C300 courtesy of Mercedes-Benz and Atlanta Classic Cars.

There will also be prizes for:
Winning Team Gross and net
Straightest/Longest drive
Closest to the PIN

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg is the Chairman and a Founder of Spitzberg Partners LLC, a corporate advisory and investment firm headquartered in New York that provides strategic counsel and investment insights on European and international political, economic, technology, and security matters. Investments are concentrated on promising companies in the tech and digital sector.

Mr. zu Guttenberg served as Minister of Economics and Technology and then as Minister of Defense in the cabinet of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. As the youngest Defense Minister in German history, he led the most significant structural reform of the German armed forces since the Bundeswehr’s founding.

Baron zu Guttenberg was a member of the German Parliament (Bundestag) from 2002-2011 and served as spokesman on the Foreign Affairs Committee. He is a Distinguished Statesman at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC and served as Senior Advisor to the European Commission leadership on global Internet freedom. He sits on a variety of international corporate and not-for-profit boards. Mr. zu Guttenberg has published numerous op-eds and articles and holds a law degree from the University of Bayreuth. He currently lives with his wife and two daughters in Greenwich, CT.

The German American Cultural Foundation cordially invites it’s members and non-members to a luncheon on

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 11:30 am –1:30 pm

with guest speaker

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg

(former Minister of Economics and Technology and Minister of Defense in the cabinet of German Chancellor Angela Merkel) at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Atlanta, 3376 Peachtree Road, Atlanta GA 30326

Preliminary Schedule

11:00 Meet & Greet (for diamond table guests only)
11:30 Check-In, Reception
11:45 Welcome by the Chairman of the GAC-F, Mr. Juergen Gentzke
followed by lunch
12:30 Guest speaker Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg
followed by Q&A
1:30 end of the event

Supported by:


Original Feuerzangenbowle & Gulaschsuppe

For the second time the German American Cultural Foundation celebrates with Feuerzangenbowle and Gulaschsuppe. After last year’s successful event we are doing it all over again. Rum, spices, fruit, sugar and wine… And we would love for you to join!Register below and join the GAC-F’s fundraising event:

Saturday, February 20, 2016

7:00 pm

a private event

at Der Biergarten | 300 Marietta Street | Atlanta GA 30313

Price includes “Feuerzangenbowle”, “Gulaschsuppe”, unlimited beer and wine, a GAC-F mug and free parking at Der Biergarten. All proceeds will to the GAC-F and it’s supported organizations. Additional donations are highly appreciated.

Ingredients are limited! If you want to participate please use the link below and register quickly.

Pictures from last year’s Feuerzangenbowle can be found here.

Dress code: smart casual.


The GAC-F events team

movie poster
Grant Recipients


Please see below invitation from our dear friends of the German American Stammtisch:

Join us Thursday, December 3, 2015 for our Traditional German-American Stammtisch-Weihnachtsfeier

From 7 pm – 10.30 pm at Petite Auberge Restaurant, 2935 North Druid Hills, Atlanta, GA 30329

Fantastic German Dinner Buffet
$25.00 per Person

Enjoy an evening among friends

Enjoy a great buffet with Schnitzel, Sauerbraten, German Sausages, Chicken Cordon Blue, Spätzle, Sauerkraut, Salads, Stollen, Apfelstrudel, Glühwein, Coffee, a.m.m.
with German Christmas Songs, Live Music with Rob Kuehl, and a well stocked raffle!

For info click here.

13th Annual Charity Golf Tournament


The German American Cultural Foundation would like to thank our 50 players and sponsors for their participation in the 13th annual charity golf tournament. It was a fabulous day at Bear’s Best. We have raised $5,500 for the German School of Atlanta in Marietta.

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Cultural Reflection at The International Charter School of Atlanta


Walking through the front door, the visitor knows immediately that they are not in a normal American school. The left wall is adorned with a map of the world while the front wall carries welcome messages from around the globe. Looking past the foyer, a line of uniform-clad students share a hauntingly familiar melody from childhood days. “Laterne, Laterne, Sonne, Mond, und Sterne!” Welcome to the newest offering in dual-language immersion education in Georgia – The International Charter School of Atlanta.

ICSAtlanta opened its doors in August 2015 to nearly 400 students in grades K-4. Located at 1335 Northmeadow Parkway in Roswell, ICSAtlanta offers the Georgia Common Core Curriculum in either French, Spanish, Mandarin, or German. As a state charter school, all children, regardless of their county of residence, are welcome to attend and grades offered will be expanding each year.

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